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Extreme Networks appoints Simon Barnard as Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand

  • 13 January, 2009 15:17

<p>SYDNEY. Jan 13, 2008 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) has announced the appointment of Simon Barnard as Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand. He has 21 years’ experience in Sales and Marketing, backed by an Honours degree in Engineering.</p>
<p>Barnard moved from Nextgen Networks, owner/operator of Australia's third largest fibre network, where he was Sales Manager Corporate and Government - Southern Region.
Initially an Aerospace engineer in the UK, he has held significant sales and sales management roles in NEC, Lucent and Cisco Systems.</p>
<p>His experience with large, complex network solutions, for both carriers and enterprise organisations equips him for his role at Extreme Networks.</p>
<p>Barnard said: "In the current economic situation organisations need to ensure they select high quality suppliers that can deliver significant total cost of ownership (TCO) benefits, and this is a precise fit with Extreme Networks’ capabilities, which I will be promoting vigorously."</p>
<p>Despite the economic slowdown Extreme Networks’ ANZ operations are in expansion mode. The company plans to double its staff complement within weeks. The first priority will be an additional Sales Engineer.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that help solve the toughest business communications challenges. The company’s commitment to open networking sets us apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes that openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. The company’s focus is on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure.
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<p>Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to fit of products to the marketplace and sales performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).</p>
<p>Extreme Networks is either a registered trademark or trademark of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>Simon Barnard
ANZ Manager, Extreme Networks
+61-2-9657 1348 or 0408 340 633
sbarnard@extremenetworks.com</p>
<p>David Frost
PR Deadlines
+61-2-4341 5021
davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>

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