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Juniper Networks Appoints Mary Cranston to its Board of Directors


Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the appointment of Mary Cranston to its Board of Directors. The Firm Senior Partner and immediate past-Chair of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Ms. Cranston brings more than 30 years of management and corporate governance experience to the board.

“It is a privilege to have Mary join the Juniper Board of Directors,” said Scott Kriens, Juniper Networks chairman and chief executive officer. “Her proven leadership ability combined with her extensive legal experience will prove a great asset to us as we scale our business to meet the escalating demands of our high-performance business clients around the world.”

“I am honored to join the Board of Juniper Networks,” said Mary Cranston, “I am excited about the opportunities in front of Juniper and the future of their market leading high-performance networking offerings.”

Ms. Cranston, 59, is the Firm Senior Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, a dynamic full-service law firm with market-leading strengths in the energy, financial services, real estate and technology sectors. Ms. Cranston has held many management roles for Pillsbury Winthrop, including Chairperson from 1999 until December 2006; Chair of the Litigation Department; and a member of the firm’s Compensation Committee, Professional Recruitment Committee, Finance Committee, Legal Education Committee, Partnership Selection Committee, Communications Committee, and Marketing and Client Service Committee. Her expertise in complex class action, antitrust, telecommunications and securities law was recognized by the National Law Journal, in 2000, when it named her one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” She has also received recognition for her focus on the leadership development of women, receiving the Athena Award for professional accomplishments and community service in 2004 and the Margaret Brent Award–one of the highest awards given by the American Bar Association in recognition of accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way for other women lawyers–in 2005.Ms. Cranston is on the corporate boards of Visa, Inc. and GraphTech International and is a director of the Bay Area Council, the Commonwealth Club, Catalyst, Yosemite Fund, and the San Francisco Museum of Women. She is also a trustee of the San Francisco Ballet and Stanford University.
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