Proofpoint Inc. Elects R. Scott Herren to its Board of Directors

Sunnyvale, Calif.—July 5, 2016 – Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, today announced its Board of Directors has elected R. Scott Herren as a new independent director, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Herren was also appointed as a member of Proofpoint’s audit committee.

Mr. Herren currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Autodesk, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based design and engineering software. Prior to this role, he was senior vice president of Finance for Citrix Systems where he led the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, real estate and facilities teams. During his 14 years at Citrix, Herren held a variety of leadership roles including vice president and managing director for EMEA and vice president and general manager of the company’s virtualization systems group. He also spent 16 years in senior strategy and financial positions at FedEx and IBM.

“We are pleased to welcome Scott to Proofpoint’s Board of Directors,” said Gary Steele, chief executive officer of Proofpoint. “He brings exceptional financial knowledge to the position that will further enhance our ability to maintain our momentum and grow market share as we protect more than fifty percent of the Fortune 100 from advanced threats and compliance risks.”

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


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