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CRN UK Names Extreme Networks its 2012 Networking Vendor of the Year

Company's channel partner efforts in the UK recognized as tops in the industry by leading channel publication

LONDON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it has been awarded with CRN UK's 2012 Networking Vendor of the Year.  The prestigious honor recognizes the company's commitment and specialized work with its valued channel partners and distributors in delivering highly innovative and cost effective IT solutions that are designed to meet business goals through increased value, efficiency and delivered expertise.

"Extreme Networks is very proud to be recognized as Networking Vendor of the Year for 2012 by CRN UK as the region's most significant and respected source of channel news and analysis," said Gary Newbold, Regional Director for Extreme Networks UK.  "This honor brings light to the momentum that we have with our channel partners, who have really stepped up to work with us to solve complex network challenges ranging from data center and virtualization, to mobile secure networks and BYOD."

The CRN UK awards, now in their 19th year, represent the pinnacle of achievement in the UK market recognizing IT channel performance.  Celebrated are the latest technology innovations and advancements, ingenuity and exceptional achievements that occurred over the past twelve months.

Extreme Networks was recognized at the CRN/ChannelWeb UK awards gala on Thursday, November 15th at the Battersea Park Events Arena with an audience of more than 1,800 industry professionals in attendance. This latest award follows Extreme Networks receiving Network Computing UK's 'Data Center Product of the Year,' awarded in March, and in October, Extreme Networks received CRN North America's 2012 "Tech Innovator of the Year" award, for the Enterprise Networking category, for its high performance BlackDiamond® X8 Open Fabric switch.

Extreme Networks recently announced its Global Partner Advisory Council, which plays an important role in helping the company to drive its strategy for channel solutions and services across the data center, campus and physical security markets worldwide. Extreme Networks assists its 500+ global channel partners in building robust and highly available network infrastructure with the right combination of performance, support and leading innovations. 

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks.  Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries.  For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, and Black Diamond1 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners. Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to performance and future functionality are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).

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