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Extreme Reports Q1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced revenue results for its fiscal first quarter ended October 1, 2006.

For the quarter, net revenue was $83.8 million, compared to $97.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2006 and compared to $82.4 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006.

Revenues in the U.S. were $34.2 million in the quarter, representing 40.9 percent of total consolidated revenue, compared to $45.1 million or 46.1 percent of revenue in the same quarter a year ago, and compared to $35.0 million or 42.4 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006. International revenues were $49.6 million or 59.1 percent of total revenues, compared to $52.8 million or 53.9 percent of total revenues in the first quarter of last fiscal year, and compared to $47.4 million or 57.6 percent of revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006.

"We maintain a diverse geographical balance in our business and we will continue to make the necessary investments to increase the reach of our sales force," said Mark Canepa, president and CEO of Extreme Networks. "Our focus on growth markets in both the enterprise and Metro Ethernet segments and our innovative product portfolio provide a solid foundation for future revenue growth."

Cash, short-term investments, and marketable securities were $423.4 million as of October 1, 2006 compared to $433.1 million as of July 2, 2006. During the quarter, the Company continued to execute on its share repurchase program by repurchasing 3.0 million shares for $11.2 million. Since announcing the program in October 2005 and through October 1, 2006, the Company has repurchased a total of 10.2 million shares for $44.9 million dollars. Other items impacting cash during the quarter were capital expenditures of $0.8 million, and proceeds from the issuance of common stock of $0.7 million.

As previously announced, the Company's Board of Directors has appointed a Special Committee of independent directors to conduct a review of the Company's historical practices for stock option grants and accounting for option grants. The review is continuing and no conclusions have been reached by the Special Committee. As a result of the on-going investigation and the potential for restatement of prior results, the Company is unable to provide detailed GAAP or non-GAAP financial statements for the quarter ended October 1, 2006, or the year ended July 2, 2006. In addition, the Company will not file its annual report on Form 10-Q and Form 10-K for such periods until after the completion of the review. The Company has also announced that it has received a Nasdaq Staff Determination stating that the Company is not in compliance with listing requirements and that its common stock is subject to delisting. The Company has requested a hearing to appeal the delisting, and a hearing has been scheduled.

Extreme Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR)

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