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Sun Appoints Senior EMEA VP

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq:JAVA) today announced the appointment of Alain Andreoli as senior vice president of its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. Andreoli will be responsible for directing Sun's EMEA sales and services which today represents close to 40% of the company's business. He assumes this position from Sun executive vice president, Crawford Beveridge, who served in the role during the search and now returns to his current role of EVP and Chairman of EMEA, APAC and the Americas with responsibility for Global Governments.

Andreoli joins Sun, reporting to Don Grantham, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, with more than 25 years of technology, sales and leadership experience having most recently served as CEO of cc-hubwoo, the leading global provider in source-to-pay” electronic solutions and supplier network management. His experience spans a variety of markets including consumer electronics, semiconductors, data storage, networking, IP communications, IT/data center services, software as a service and IP community networks. Prior to joining cc-hubwoo he was president and CEO at Xiotech. His career includes 14 years at Texas Instruments where he most recently served as corporate vice president and general manager of EMEA and nearly five years at StorageTek where he served as corporate vice president and general manager of International Operations. He also served in executive leadership roles at Verio (NTT Group) as president and COO and at McData Corporation (now Brocade) as EVP of Worldwide Sales and Services.

“Throughout his career, Alain has consistently delivered superior business results and I'm confident he'll do the same at Sun. Alain's strong sales track-record and customer service experience is second to none. As we continue to execute on our plan for sustained growth and profitability, Alain's extensive sales leadership and proven ability to deliver superior value to customers and partners will be a huge asset," said Don Grantham, executive vice president, Sun Global Sales and Services.

Sun Microsystems Inc.