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F5’s Karl Triebes Honored by Seattle Business Magazine as CTO of the Year

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that Chief Technical Officer Karl Triebes was named CTO of the Year in Seattle Business magazine’s 2015 Executive Excellence Awards.

“It’s an honor to be named CTO of the Year,” said Triebes. “I’m fortunate to be surrounded by a team of innovative engineers, who continue to challenge the status quo by delivering industry-leading technology. Seattle continues to be a hotbed of tech innovation and I’m very proud to receive this recognition in an area that is so deep in talent.”

The third annual Executive Excellence Awards recognize executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and guided their organizations through growth, profitability, and innovation. Recipients were selected by a panel of executive judges from companies and organizations across Washington state.

“Karl Triebes was honored for playing a critical role in the success of F5,” said Leslie Helm, editor of Seattle Business magazine. “In the past year he has been pivotal in the company’s push to expand its application delivery capabilities in security, cloud and software-defined networking.”

Triebes has 24 years of experience as a technology executive and has served as CTO and EVP of Product Development for F5 since 2004. He has grown F5’s product development team by over 400%, expanded product offerings into new markets, and guided interoperability with strategic partner technologies. Furthermore, Triebes has been a key thought leader and speaker in the industry and has served on the board of directors for the Washington Technology Industry Association since 2009.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to

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