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Cisco's Smith Moves to Redback

He will oversee global outsourcing expansion and lead the company's purchasing, quality assurance, and new product introduction efforts

August 8, 2000

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Redback Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ: RBAK), a leading provider of advanced networking solutions, today announced that Kevin Q. Smith has joined the company as senior vice president of operations. Smith, a sixteen-year industry veteran and prominent operations executive, will be responsible for managing all levels of Redback(R)'s operations and manufacturing worldwide. With his extensive background in manufacturing high-end optical and service provider equipment, Smith will oversee the global expansion of Redback's outsourced manufacturing operations across all the company's platforms, including the Subscriber Management System(TM) (SMS) and SmartEdge(TM) product families.

"Kevin brings invaluable world-class operations experience and seasoned management skills to Redback," said Vivek Ragavan, president and chief executive officer at Redback Networks. "As we continue to build Redback Networks into a major networking franchise, Kevin's significant experience in multi-level plant and outsourced manufacturing, as well as global operations, will be critical in enabling us to attain our next level of growth."


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