Riverbed Reports Q3

Riverbed Technology reports third-quarter 2008 financial results

October 23, 2008

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq:RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2008 (Q3-08). Revenues for Q3-08 were $86.5 million. Revenues for Q3-08 increased 36.7% from $63.3 million reported in the third quarter of fiscal year 2007 (Q3-07) and increased 6.1% from $81.6 million reported in the second quarter of fiscal year 2008 (Q2-08).

Reporting on a GAAP basis, the net loss for Q3-08 was $12.4 million, or $0.17 loss per diluted share. Q3-08 GAAP results include a one-time $11.0 million charge for the settlement of the patent infringement lawsuit with Quantum Corporation. This compares to a GAAP net loss of $0.9 million in Q2-08, or $0.01 loss per diluted share, and GAAP net income of $2.8 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, in Q3-07.

Non-GAAP net income for Q3-08 was $11.0 million, or $0.15 per share, as compared to non-GAAP net income for Q2-08 of $9.9 million, or $0.13 per share, and non-GAAP net income for Q3-07 of $12.4 million, or $0.17 per share. Q3-08 Non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation, stock-based payroll expenses, and related income tax effects, and a one-time $11.0 million charge for the legal settlement with Quantum. Q2-08 and Q3-07 non-GAAP net income excludes stock-based compensation, stock-based payroll expenses, and related income tax effects. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information is contained in the tables below.

“We are very pleased with the results we delivered for our third quarter,” stated Jerry M. Kennelly, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Riverbed®. “Despite weakness in the global economy, we generated record revenues. Our outperformance in the third quarter was driven by strength in the government vertical, continued deployment within our customer base, and new customer purchases. The cost to deploy Riverbed Steelhead® products is fairly low, while the business value they deliver in terms of improved application performance, IT efficiency, and worker productivity is substantial. We believe this return on investment makes WAN optimization a high priority even in a tighter spending environment.”

Riverbed Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: RVBD)

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