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Jun 20, 2011

Extreme Networks Appoints Gavin Cato as Vice President of Engineering

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc., (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it has appointed communications industry veteran Gavin Cato as Vice President of Engineering. In this position, Cato will be responsible for building and strengthening Extreme Networks' global research and development engineering organization, and will be in charge of all aspects of design, development and delivery for all company products.

Cato brings over 20 years of experience in operating and architecting networks and in defining and building network and IP products for various communications companies. His experience spans leadership roles in product research, development and engineering; product management and business development; and in key management roles for both large companies, such as IBM, Nortel Networks, and Tekelec, in addition to several start-up firms.

"Extreme Networks is a company that delivers network solutions with high quality, enabling its engineering teams to focus on next generation products which truly engage the market," said Gavin Cato, vice president of engineering for Extreme Networks. "I am excited to be joining such a dynamic and experienced team and look forward to building on this tradition as we bring Extreme Networks vision to our customers."

"Gavin is a pragmatic problem solver who focuses on fostering innovation, while driving consistent deliverables," said Oscar Rodriguez, president and CEO of Extreme Networks.  "He brings the deep technical skills, wide communications industry experience, and the personal leadership necessary to further establish Extreme Networks as a key technology leader in the key markets we serve."

Cato holds both BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, a PhD in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and holds an MBA from Duke University.  

About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks delivers networks for the mobile world. The company's open network solutions enable a quality user experience, providing a platform for improved business agility. From the converged mobile edge of enterprises to virtualized clouds, and from data centers to global carrier networks that backhaul mobile traffic, Extreme Networks' extensible services architecture helps set a foundation for mobility, user awareness and faster performance to empower people and machines to connect and move seamlessly. Extreme Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit:

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to future growth, products solutions, and innovations of Extreme Networks products, 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.

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