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Packeteer Adds VP

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Packeteer (NASDAQ:PKTR - News), the global leader in WAN Application Optimization, today announced the appointment of Alan Menezes as vice president of marketing, reporting to president and CEO Dave Cote. In this position, Mr. Menezes will work with other Packeteer business and product executives to grow Packeteer's industry leadership and refine and execute the company's go-to-market intelligent application optimization strategy. Mr. Menezes joins Packeteer with over 25 years of marketing and product engineering experience, and for the past 10 years has served as vice president of marketing at companies including Wavion, Aperto Networks and AccessLan Communications.

"It is rare to find the mix of industry longevity, hands-on experience and years of executive leadership that Alan brings to Packeteer," said Dave Cote, president and CEO of Packeteer. "We are thrilled to have Alan on board to help us aggressively drive our industry leadership and roll out the industry's most comprehensive line of enterprise-wide WAN Optimization products."

Prior to joining Packeteer, Mr. Menezes served as corporate vice president of marketing and business development at Wavion where he lead the company's go-to-market and product strategies. He also drove tactical marketing programs and successfully initiated partnership activities in the Metro Wi-Fi market. Previously, he served as vice president of marketing for Aperto Networks and AccessLan Communications and has held senior management positions in marketing and engineering at Allied Telesyn International, OnStream Networks, 3Com Corporation and Nortel. Mr. Menezes holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.

"I am privileged to be joining Packeteer, and particularly excited to be joining at this point in the company's evolution," said Mr. Menezes. "Packeteer invented network application management and is now poised to once again drive the industry forward as we deliver the high-demand, end-to-end network visibility, classification, policy management and acceleration products required by today's enterprises. This is an opportune time to be working in the WAN optimization industry and there is no better company to be working with than Packeteer."

Packeteer Inc.