Imperva Appoints Spencer Young as Regional Vice President of EMEA

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the appointment of Spencer Young to the position of Regional Vice President of EMEA reporting to Chief Revenue Officer, Mike Mooney. In this role, Young is responsible for growing the Imperva business across all product lines within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has deep sales leadership experience in the cyber security industry and in selling enterprise software deployed both in the cloud and on-premises.

“With Spencer on board, we now have the right EMEA leadership profile in place to reflect the urgency of our business,” said Mooney. “Spencer is laser-focused on execution and ensuring a rigourous, granular and disciplined sales process that will help us take advantage of the large opportunity that the region represents. Based on my past working relationship with Spencer, I am confident that we are well positioned to execute toward increasing growth in the business, particularly given the recently adopted General Data Protection Regulation, which will go into effect in the European Union in 2018.”

Young joins Imperva from IT systems management leader Kaseya, where as a member of the executive team he served as Senior Vice President of International Field Operations, responsible for the EMEA and APAC regions. At Kaseya, he was responsible for growing annual revenue, securing new business and increasing renewal rates. Prior to that, he was Regional Director for EMEA at Coverity, a Synopsys company and a provider of software quality and security testing solutions. Throughout his career, Young has grown revenues while serving in various sales leadership roles at companies including Interwoven, Verity, IBM and Xerox. He will be based out of the Imperva office in the United Kingdom.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements about growth in Imperva’s business particularly in the EMEA region. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ substantially from expectations. Investors should consider important risk factors, including but not limited to: the risk that demand for the company’s cyber security solutions may not increase or may decrease, including as a result of global macroeconomic conditions and other economic conditions that may reduce enterprise software or security spending generally; the risk that the security markets and geographic markets that Imperva addresses may not grow as anticipated; the risk that competitors may be perceived by customers to offer greater value or be better positioned to help handle cyber security threats and protect their businesses from major risk; the risk that existing customers may focus their additional cyber security spending on other technologies or addressing other risks; the risk that the company’s growth may be lower than anticipated; and other risks detailed under the caption "Risk Factors" in the company’s Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on May 9, 2016 and the company's other SEC filings. You can obtain copies of the company's SEC filings on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statement made by the company speaks only as of the date on which it is made. The company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise.

About Imperva

Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, CounterBreach, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more: www.imperva.com, our blog, on Twitter.

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