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Emulex Appoints COO

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation
(NYSE:ELX) today announced the appointment of Jeff Benck to the role of company executive vice president and chief operating officer, overseeing the company's engineering, marketing, operations, and sales organizations, and encompassing Emulex's HSP, ESP and INP product lines. In this position, Benck will focus on delivering growth and diversification through the creation of products and technologies that drive the adoption of Emulex products and expand the use of networked storage. Benck will report directly to Emulex President and CEO, Jim McCluney.

"Jeff Benck is recognized as a respected leader by our customers and partners," said Jim McCluney. "We are very fortunate to have Jeff join us. Our executive team is thrilled at the prospect of working with Jeff and I am sure that our employees will enjoy the same outstanding interactions that I have had with him. And most importantly, Jeff has a successful track record for developing strong relationships with customers, suppliers, and business partners. I am sure that Jeff's leadership skills will help us fully realize the growth opportunities in front of us."

Emulex Corp.