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Extreme Networks Named Proud Partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sponsorship Underscores Extreme's Commitment to Community Engagement and Furthering Technology in K-12 Learning Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leading provider of high performance network solutions, today announced a key strategic relationship with the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) centered on education and community outreach in K-12 school districts across the country. The sponsorship emphasizes the commitment of both organizations to these endeavors and highlights Extreme's leadership as a provider of optimized networking and wireless solutions to support education innovation.   

Extreme Networks logo.

As part of the sponsorship, Extreme will be donating its IdentiFi wireless and high performance switch technology to be distributed across multiple school districts to stimulate online and mobile learning efforts and to aid in the management and control of wireless devices resulting from BYOD and 1-on-1 initiatives. Extreme is also powering the PFHOF's Heart of a Hall of Famer series, which provides students the opportunity to hear directly from Hall of Fame players about what it took beyond athletic ability to achieve success on and off the football field, with a focus on positive character qualities. The next event will feature legendary wide receiver and 1996 PFHOF inductee, Charlie Joiner.   

Who:

Charlie Joiner



What:

An interactive educational experience where students will learn about the six pillars of character and why they are essential to success



When:

Friday, April 11 from noon – 1 p.m. ET



Where:

The program will take place through the video conference program, also made possible by Extreme 

For a full list of upcoming Heart of a Hall of Famer events and how to participate, visit here.

Executive Perspectives

Bob Nilsson, Director of Solutions Marketing, Extreme Networks
"Extreme Networks has always been passionate about the importance of education and community outreach, and our work with the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a testament to those goals. As BYOD in the classroom continues to gain prevalence, it's important to have solutions in place to manage those networks efficiently and securely. In addition to working closely with the Pro Football Hall of Fame on community programs, this partnership extends our world class technology to K-12 districts looking to innovate their education environments."

Dave Motts, Vice Pres. Marketing/Sponsorship, Pro Football Hall of Fame
"We're excited to partner with Extreme Networks, a company that is as passionate and committed to K-12 education innovation as we are. This relationship enables us to support several programs, including the Heart of a Hall of Famer series, that are aimed at empowering today's youth and enhancing their learning experience. We're excited to kick off this relationship and look forward to enhancing our youth and education programs with Extreme."

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About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are either 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 the features, performance, and benefits of Extreme Networks products, 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 that could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Located in Canton, Ohio, the birthplace of the National Football League, the Pro Football Hall of Fame's mission is to Honor the Heroes of the Game; Preserve its History; Promote its Positive Values; and Celebrate Excellence Everywhere. For more information, please visit ProFootballHOF.com; @ProFootballHOF on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Media Contacts:

Greg Cross
Extreme Networks
408 579 3483
[email protected]

Jennifer Grabowski
Racepoint Global
617 624 3231
[email protected]

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