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Former Governor, U.S. Commerce Secretary, And U.S. Ambassador, Gary Locke, Joins Fortinet Board Of Directors

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

New Appointment Brings a Unique Breadth of Experience as the Fast-Growth Company Continues to Focus on Security Innovation and Protection for Enterprises and Government Organizations Worldwide

- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions - today announced that Gary Locke joined Fortinet’s Board of Directors effective September 22, 2015.

Locke is a former Governor of the State of Washington, serving two consecutive terms, from 1997 to 2005. In addition, from 2009 to 2011, Mr. Locke ran the U.S. Department of Commer ce as the Commerce Secretary, and he served as the United States Ambassador to China from 2011 until 2014. With more than 20 years of public service leadership, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on a broad range of corporate and global issues, related to cybersecurity challenges of different government organizations.

“We are pleased to have Gary join the Fortinet Board of Directors,” said Ken Xie, founder, chairman and CEO of Fortinet. “Gary is a strong business and cybersecurity advocate and, during his long career as a public servant, demonstrated an unwavering dedication to promoting innovation. Gary’s broad experience and knowledge will greatly benefit Fortinet as the company continues to execute its growth strategy and expand its presence in new and existing markets.”

“I am delighted to join the Board of Fortinet,” said Locke. “Fortinet has a long-standing track record of execution and of leading important cybersecurity innovations. With its exceptional engineering team, ground-breaking products and technology, strong customer focus, and global reach, the...