Riverbed CIO Ginna Raahauge Wins Silver Stevie® Award for Technology Executive of the Year as Part of 2013 International Business Awards

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SAN FRANCISCO—December 17, 2013— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that CIO Ginna Raahauge received a Silver Stevie® Award in the Information Technology Executive of the Year category, as part of the 2013 International Business Awards™.

“This award is a reflection of Ginna’s continued achievements, leadership and vision,” said Jerry M. Kennelly, chairman and chief executive officer of Riverbed Technology. “Ginna is at the forefront in the IT field of managing the modern enterprise, in which CIOs need to manage a hybrid landscape of on-premises and cloud-based systems and applications, while delivering the performance, reliability, ease of use and security, employees and organizations require.”

Raahauge is recognized by the Stevie Awards as an Information Technology Executive of the Year for her unique strengths in business transformation, IT innovation and her leadership ability with employees, as well as vendors and partners.

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“The 2013 International Business Awards are noteworthy for featuring the best collection of entries we have ever received," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The judges have been unanimous in their comments about the quality of achievements, and the expertise with which they were portrayed, in the nominations we received this year. We extend our most heartfelt congratulations to Ginna Raahauge of Riverbed and all of this year's Stevie Award winners.”

The International Business Awards accepts nominations from all individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit. The 2013 International Business Awards received entries from more than 50 nations and territories.

In addition to her position at Riverbed, Raahauge is on the board of directors of MentorNet, a non-profit with a mission to ensure the success of the technology and engineering workforce of the future. In addition, she is a member of two angel investment firms that specialize in bringing capital to demographics that have historically been ignored. Raahauge also co-hosts a “Women in Leadership” dinner forum bringing together top-level women executives throughout the Bay Area to share, learn and work together on common challenges.

Details about The International Business Awards and Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in five programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.


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Riverbed® is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing.™ Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed's 24,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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