F5 CEO John McAdam Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Seattle Business Magazine


F5 CEO John McAdam Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Seattle Business Magazine

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Seattle Business magazine honored F5 Networks, Inc.'s (NAS: FFIV) President and CEO John McAdam with its esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award. The presentation was made last night at the magazine's annual Tech Impact Awards event, held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

"The judging panel was unanimous in its selection of John McAdam for the Lifetime Achievement Award," said Leslie Helm, editor of Seattle Business magazine. "In a remarkably short time period, John has transformed F5 into a vigorous enterprise that joins Amazon.com and Microsoft as one of our region's anchor technology companies."

At the helm of F5 Networks for more than a decade, McAdam has seen the company through two significant economic downturns. Under his guidance, F5's core market share has increased from 10 percent in 2002 to over 46 percent in 2012. McAdam's greatest triumph to date came in 2011, when the company achieved milestone revenue of just over $1 billion.

"It has been my pleasure and privilege to lead F5 through some of the most interesting and challenging times in the history of technology," said McAdam. "I am truly honored to receive this award, but I couldn't do so without acknowledging the exceptional contribution employees have made to F5's success."

McAdam, who has previously held management and executive positions at IBM, Sequent Computer Systems, and Data General, brings depth of knowledge and experience to his role at F5. "John is a rare leader who understands that a company's success in the technology industry depends on both the quality of its people and its capacity to continually innovate," said F5 board chair Alan Higginson. "His business savvy and focused vision have helped mold F5 into a powerful technology leader that genuinely cares about and is able to deliver business value to its customers."

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world's largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at "strategic points of control" across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

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