NETGEAR® Names Deborah Williams as Chief Marketing Officer
Seasoned Executive from HP Brings Extensive Marketing Expertise to NETGEAR Team
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — September 14, 2006 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced the appointment of Deborah Williams as chief marketing officer to lead NETGEAR marketing into the company’s next phase of growth. Ms. Williams joins NETGEAR from Hewlett-Packard, where she accumulated over 21 years of experience in leading global marketing programs and creating visibility for both consumer and SMB segments.
“We are honored to have a marketing executive of Deborah’s caliber join our team,” said Patrick Lo, NETGEAR’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Her experience in leading worldwide marketing initiatives, identifying and developing new growth opportunities, and achieving operational results will be invaluable for NETGEAR’s strategic initiatives. Deborah’s addition to the company’s marketing program will further accelerate our global business growth.”
As chief marketing officer, Ms. Williams is responsible for the company’s worldwide marketing strategy, providing leadership across NETGEAR channel, corporate, and product marketing.
“The NETGEAR team demonstrates incredible drive and passion in support of their goal to bring the most innovative networking technologies to market. I am very proud to be given the opportunity to lead the marketing team,” said Ms. Williams. “With its suite of award-winning, high-quality products and a worldwide brand, NETGEAR is uniquely positioned to meet the ever-increasing networking needs of consumers and small to medium-sized businesses.”
With an outstanding track record of achieving results, Ms. Williams comes to NETGEAR after a 21-year career with Hewlett-Packard where she held various executive-level marketing positions. Most recently, Ms. Williams served as vice president of marketing of HP’s Business Imaging and Printing Global Business Unit where she was responsible for business planning, future product strategy, product marketing execution, developing growth strategies for the Small and Medium Business segment, increasing organizational customer focus and developing and growing marketing talent. Ms. Williams previously served as vice president of marketing of HP’s LaserJet Supplies Division, vice president of category operations and marketing of HP’s Supplies Global Business Unit, director of marketing of HP’s DeskJet Printers Division, director of consumer marketing of HP’s European Peripherals Group, and director of support of HP’s European Computer Products Sales unit.
Ms. Williams earned her Bachelor of Science degree in industrial distribution from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
About NETGEAR®, Inc.
NETGEAR® (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company’s product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR’s products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of end-users; the performance of NETGEAR’s products may be adversely affected by real world network, environmental and operating conditions; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 30 through 39, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 2, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 11, 2006. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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