Riverbed Promotes Executive Rob Rosiello to Senior Vice President of Americas Sales

  Riverbed Promotes Executive Rob Rosiello to Senior Vice President of
  Americas Sales

  Executive brings 20+ years of high tech industry direct and channel sales
        experience and will lead North America and Latin America sales

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- March 10, 2014

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD), the leader in application performance
infrastructure, today announced that Rob Rosiello has been promoted to Senior
Vice President, Americas Sales, reporting to David Peranich, President,
Worldwide Field Operations at Riverbed. In this role, Rosiello is responsible
for sales strategy and execution in the Americas region, and will help drive
the next phase of growth for Riverbed.

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Rosiello brings over two decades of industry knowledge and proven sales
leadership at companies such as Alcatel, Motorola and Riverstone Networks in
addition to Riverbed – to his expanded role. Rosiello joined Riverbed in July
2012 as a key leader in the Americas sales organization. As Vice President,
Americas Channels at Riverbed, he was responsible for building partner success
and growing partner revenues within the Americas region. Rosiello led overall
channel initiatives and enhanced the company’s go-to-market approach to drive
alignment, optimization and growth across all partner segments.

“Riverbed is seeking to accelerate from our first billion in annual revenue
and expand further to a multi-product platform provider, enabling us to become
even more valuable to our customers while creating new revenue opportunities
for Riverbed and our partners,” said David Peranich, President of Worldwide
Field Operations at Riverbed. “Rob is the right guy for this role. He has the
depth of Riverbed knowledge and breadth of relationships, and has hit the
ground running in his expanded role. Rob also brings passion and vision to
move Riverbed up the list of strategic, must-have global vendors that
enterprises turn to when they need the best IT infrastructure to ensure the
performance of their applications and run their business.”

“I’m looking forward to this new role, and providing the leadership to help
our team engage with customers as trusted advisors, helping them architect an
application and data delivery strategy that lets them host workloads wherever
it makes the most business sense – multiple datacenters, private/public
clouds, branch offices or any combination thereof -- while ensuring end users
always have fast access to the apps and data they need,” said Rosiello. “We
have a much larger and relevant value to bring to customers to help them
realize the benefits of location-independent computing with the Riverbed
Application Performance Platform.”

Rosiello was directly involved in restructuring the Riverbed Performance
Partner Program, which, since it launched globally Jan. 6, 2014, has
simplified processes for partners, and linked training and competency
certification more directly to partner benefits. To date, over 820 partners
worldwide have achieved Premier or higher status in the new program,
reflecting the commitment to the Riverbed portfolio of solutions.

Prior to joining Riverbed, Rosiello was a Regional Channel Executive at
Motorola Solutions; Vice President of Cable/MSO Sales at Alcatel; Vice
President Sales, Americas at Riverstone Networks; and Vice President, Service
Provider Sales, Alliances and Channels at Cabletron Systems.

Throughout his career, Rosiello has successfully pioneered new market entry
strategies; led numerous cross functional teams, including end user sales
organizations, business development and alliances; participated in merger and
acquisition integration; and go-to-market strategy and execution. Rosiello has
a track record of success in driving sales, implementing innovative customer
solutions, and developing alliance and channel partnerships programs to
maximize revenue and positively impact customer attraction, retention, and
satisfaction.

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements
relating to accelerating revenue growth, expanding revenue opportunities, and
expanding further to a multi-product platform provider. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if
they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ
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include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business and the
markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market needs or develop
new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the adoption rate of our
products; our ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with
our distribution partners; our ability to compete in our industry;
fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for our products and services;
shortages or price fluctuations in our supply chain; our ability to protect
our intellectual property rights; general political, economic and market
conditions and events; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully
in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange
Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact
Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the
period ended December 31, 2013, and our subsequent quarterly reports filed
with the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based
on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no
obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product,
feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release are
for information purposes only and are not commitments to deliver any
technology or enhancement. Riverbed reserves the right to modify future
product plans at any time.

About Riverbed

Riverbed at more than $1 billion in annual revenue is the leader in
Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform
for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns
location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the
flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while
ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when
needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice.
Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the
Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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