Doug Merritt Joins Splunk as Senior Vice President, Field Operations

  Doug Merritt Joins Splunk as Senior Vice President, Field Operations

 Tom Schodorf to retire at the end of FY15; Splunk delivers strong Q1 results

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- May 7, 2014

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Doug Merritt has
joined the Splunk executive team as senior vice president, field operations.
In this role Merritt will have direct worldwide responsibility for Splunk
direct sales, channel sales, business development, strategic partnerships,
pre-sales, education, sales operations and consulting.

“We are pleased to have someone with Doug’s experience join the executive team
at Splunk,” said Godfrey Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, Splunk. “His broad
experience at large-scale technology companies, including with cloud-based
SaaS business services, will be a valuable addition to our company.”

“I also want to take this opportunity to offer our profound thanks to Tom
Schodorf, who has provided world-class leadership, built a best-in-class field
organization and consistently delivered customer success. Following more than
four years of impressive execution, including strong fiscal first quarter FY15
results, Tom has decided to retire and take a well-deserved break for the
first time in his 30-year career. True to his commitment to customers and
employees, Tom will remain at Splunk through the end of this fiscal year to
ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.”

Merritt was most recently senior vice president, product and solutions
marketing at Cisco Systems, Inc. Previously, he was CEO of Baynote, a provider
of a next generation ecommerce personalization platform. During his six years
at SAP, Merritt rose to the position of executive vice president, global on
demand applications, with responsibility for sales, consulting, business
development and marketing functions globally for all SAP OnDemand and
cloud-based applications.

“I am excited to be joining an organization that is so focused and passionate
about the success of its customers. This focus has helped Splunk accomplish
its transition from a single product to a multi-product company, including
on-premises and cloud software, and the solutions it provides span so many
attractive and growing markets,” said Merritt. “I am looking forward to
leading Splunk’s world- class field organization as we together take Splunk to
the next level.”

As previously announced, Splunk will report results for its fiscal first
quarter ended April 30, 2014 on Thursday, May 29, 2014. The results will be
included in a press release with accompanying financial information that will
be released after market close and posted on the Splunk Investor Relations
website. Splunk’s executive management team will host a conference call
beginning at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET) to discuss financial results and
business highlights. Interested parties may access the call by dialing (866)
501-1535 in the U.S. or (216) 672-5582 from international locations.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK) provides the leading software platform for
real-timeOperational Intelligence.Splunk® software and cloud services enable
organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big
data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile
devices. More than 7,000 enterprises, government agencies, universities and
service providers in over 90 countries use Splunksoftware to deepen business
and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud,
improve service performance and reduce cost.Splunk products includeSplunk®
Enterprise,Splunk Cloud™,Splunk Storm®,Hunk™ and premium Splunk Apps.To
learn more, please visithttp://www.splunk.com/company.

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Contact:

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or
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