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Zend Technologies appoints Susie Sedlacek as Vice President, Global Services

As Zend Customer Base Grows, Sedlacek Brings Deep History of Success to New Role Focused on Customer Services

CUPERTINO, CA – October 11, 2006 – Zend Technologies, the PHP company, today announced that Susie Sedlacek has joined the company as vice president, global services. Sedlacek has previously worked in executive services positions at well known technology companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Network Appliance. At Zend, she will be responsible for the company’s customer services worldwide including professional services, training and support.

“Zend is currently experiencing an upswing as we develop and deploy PHP business solutions to individuals and SMB’s as well as larger corporations. This growth spans the globe requiring an increased focus on sustaining those efforts with equally compelling support, consulting and training. Susie’s experience driving innovative and partner-driven models in her prior roles will perfectly complement the customer need as well as Zend,” said Andi Gutmans, co-founder and Vice Prresident, Technology at Zend Technologies.

Sedlacek joins Zend from Active Decisions, a web-application software company that was acquired by Knova, where she served as vice president of professional services. Before Active Decisions, Sedlacek was responsible for field support and consulting services for the Americas at Network Appliance. During her tenure there, she oversaw the doubling of services year-over-year and the development and deployment of high value-added solutions to the enterprise data center.

To accommodate its growth on a global scale, Zend recently added offices in the United Kingdom and an office in Italy. Both of these offices compliment the successful operations located in France and Germany.

“Zend is in a high-growth phase as more and more enterprises understand the value of the PHP ecosystem that continuously drives the acceleration and adoption of their web-based business solutions. The combination of the PHP community, Zend’s solutions and contributions to PHP, as well as the continued drive to quickly adapt existing environments and rich content via the web has created a dynamic that requires additional commitment to customer service to sustain the high growth,” said Susie Sedlacek. “As more customers flock to the company to build mission critical applications using PHP, we must be able to respond with total solutions. I am pleased to bring my experience of driving service solutions to Zend at such an exciting time.”

About Zend Technologies Inc.

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty-two million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic web applications. Deployed at more than 15,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.


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