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Akamai Acquires Netli

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and Netli, Inc. announced today that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Akamai to acquire Netli in a merger transaction. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of Netlis stockholders, is anticipated to close later this quarter. The acquisition is expected to be neutral to Akamai earnings on a normalized, diluted per share basis* in 2007.

The acquisition of Netli is expected to enhance Akamai's application acceleration solutions, which improve the performance of Web- and other Internet-based applications. According to Gartner, a leading research firm, the market for application acceleration spending is forecasted to grow to $3.3 billion in 2010. Akamai and Netli's combined managed services will seek to address two important market segments identified by industry analysts – application delivery controllers and WAN optimization controllers.

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