Force10 Gets New CEO

Force10 SVP of engineering Marc Randall promoted to president and CEO as P.K. Dubey becomes executive chairman of the board

June 30, 2003

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MILPITAS, Calif. -- Force10 Networks, Inc., a developer of high density Ethernet switch/routers, purpose-built for Data Center, has appointed Mr. Marc Randall, current Senior Vice President of Engineering, to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. P.K. Dubey, the previous CEO and President will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board.

“The management team and the board has unanimously agreed that Marc Randall is the best choice to be the President and Chief Executive Officer”, said Dick Kramlich, co-founder and General Partner at NEA and board member of Force10 Networks. “During the past three years, Marc Randall was responsible for flawless execution of development and high volume manufacturing of Force10’s flagship E-SeriesTM platform that has achieved tremendous customer traction. He has over 20 years of experience in senior management in the networking business, which has provided him with the leadership skills that will serve Force10 well in the years ahead.”

“The product and technology that we developed, have generated excellent customer traction in the fast growing market of Enterprise clustering and grid computing”, said Marc Randall, Force10’s newly appointed CEO. “Force10 Networks is entering into the next phase of market expansion and revenue growth. I am pleased to provide the leadership at this critical juncture of the company’s life cycle.”

Prior to joining Force10 Networks, Mr. Randall spent seven years at Cisco Systems as vice president of engineering where he focused on the development and extension of Cisco’s high-end routing platforms. Under his leadership the Cisco 7500 was recognized as one of the ten most important products to be developed in the valley, according to Network Computing Magazine. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Randall spent eleven years at Amdahl Corporation as a senior manager responsible for software development in the Processor Products division.

Force10 Networks Inc.

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