Gluon Replaces President/CEO

As Gluon moves to commercialize its product, president and CEO Jo Anne Miller steps down and is replaced by Shirish Patel

February 7, 2003

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PETALUMA, Calif. -- Gluon Networks, Inc., developer of next-generation converged switching for local service providers, today announced that Jo Anne Miller, President and CEO, has stepped down and the Board of Directors has appointed Shirish Patel President and CEO. Ms. Miller’s decision to step aside comes at a time when Gluon has completed its product development and is transitioning the central focus to commercial sale of the CLX.“I came to Gluon to raise money, move the product from prototype to production, and initiate customer trials - all of which we accomplished,” said Jo Anne Miller. “I’m very proud that I’ve guided the company to a point where revenue is now the central issue, and together with the Board we feel it is the appropriate time to pass the torch to someone that has a market focus.” Under Jo Anne’s leadership Gluon has raised over $62mln in venture financing, completed development of the Converged Local Exchange, and has commenced trials with five rural local exchange providers, including its RUS field trial.The Board has appointed Shirish Patel to the position of the President and CEO of Gluon Networks. “Shirish is a top notch telecom CEO, who has managed other successful companies in the USVP portfolio,” said Steve Krausz, General Partner of US Venture Partners. “Shirish will provide the team with direction and leadership as the company makes the transition to commercial product.” Mr. Patel is a 20-year veteran of telecom startups in Silicon Valley; most recently he was the former Founder and CEO of Rapid5 Networks, based in San Jose, CA.Gluon Networks Inc.

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