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Proofpoint, Inc. Appoints Richard Wallace to its Board of Directors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ:PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Richard Wallace as a new independent director, effective May 9, 2017.

Mr. Wallace currently serves as chief executive officer and president and as a member of the board of directors of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading provider of process control and yield management solutions. Mr. Wallace began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988, and has held various general management positions throughout his 29-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.

Wallace currently serves on the board of directors for NetApp, Inc., a data management solutions company.

“We are pleased to welcome Rick to Proofpoint’s board of directors,” said Gary Steele, chief executive officer of Proofpoint. “He brings exceptional technology leadership to the board that will further enhance our ongoing ability to scale our business to drive long-term sustained growth and profitability.”

For more information on Proofpoint’s Board of Directors, please visit www.proofpoint.com/us/board-of-directors.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

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