Arista Expands Leadership Team with Two New Board Members

New Appointments Bring Depth of Industry and Technology Experience

Santa Clara, CA -- July 16th, 2013 –-Arista Networks today announced the appointment of two additional independent board members to Arista’s existing board of directors, Charles Giancarlo and Ann Mather.

“Charlie and Ann are joining the board at a pivotal time for Arista’s growth opportunities. We continue to see momentum in key networking markets such as Public and Private Cloud, SDN (software-defined networking), Big Data and Virtualization and look forward to their valuable guidance and insight,” said Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO for Arista Networks.

Board member Charles Giancarlo has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications and networking industries. Giancarlo is currently a Managing Director at Silver Lake. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco Systems, leading the company’s overall product development and management activities, and was responsible for Cisco’s expansion into a large number of new markets and technologies. Prior and subsequent to Cisco, Giancarlo has founded a number of companies.

Board member Ann Mather has over 20 years experience as a financial executive. She served as Pixar's CFO from 1999 to 2004, and held senior international positions with Disney prior to that. Ann has been on the board of Google since 2005, and is Chair of their Audit Committee. Additionally, since December 2010, Ann has been Lead Director of MGM, the independent, privately-held motion picture, television, home video, and theatrical production and distribution company. Ann also serves on the board of Netflix and several other local technology companies.

Giancarlo and Mather join Arista’s existing board members, Andy Bechtolsheim, Chairman of the board and Chief Development Officer, David Cheriton, Chief Scientist, Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO and board members Laura Conigliaro and Dan Scheinman. Additional information and resources can be found at:

Arista is also announcing the retirement of Michael Lehman, CFO, who has chosen, for personal and health reasons, to leave Arista. He is succeeded by Kelyn Brannon, who joins Arista as the new CFO, with more than 25 years of finance experience in both public and private companies.

About Arista Networks

The company was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100 GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price–performance, with 2000 customers and more than one million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista's platform is EOS, the world’s most advanced network operating system. Arista Networks products are available worldwide through distribution partners, systems integrators and resellers.

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