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Industry Veterans Marc Andreessen and Gaurav Dhillon Join Zend Technologies Board

Industry veterans Marc Andreessen and Gaurav Dhillon join Zend Technologies board

CUPERTINO, CA &emdash; September 29, 2005 &emdash; Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company and creator of products and services supporting the development, deployment and management of PHP-based applications, today announced Marc Andreessen and Gaurav Dhillon as the newest members of the Zend board of directors. Marc, co-founder of Netscape and currently Chairman and co-founder of Opsware Inc., and Gaurav, founder and former CEO of Informatica Corporation, bring extensive experience in evolving and growing high technology organizations into substantial competitors. "The open source community has grown from a grass-roots movement into a formidable presence delivering business critical enterprise solutions and is providing increasingly more viable alternatives to products from some of the world's largest software vendors," said Doron Gerstel, president, CEO and co-founder of Zend Technologies, Inc. "The talent and deep knowledge that comes with the addition of Marc and Gaurav to the board ensures that we can continue to build Zend into a worldwide leader recognized for both driving acceptance of PHP and delivering world-class software solutions."

Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape, is currently chairman and co-founder of Opsware Inc., the leading provider of data center automation software. Marc is widely recognized for his role in launching the Internet revolution in 1993, with his creation of the Mosaic browser while at the University of Illinois. After graduation, Marc co-founded Netscape Communications, and played a critical role in the company's hypergrowth. Marc later became Chief Technical Officer of AOL when the company purchased Netscape in 1999.

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Gaurav is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of jaman.com, inc. Prior to jaman.com, Gaurav spent over a decade as the Chief Executive Officer of Informatica Corporation, (NASDAQ: INFA) a company he co-founded in 1993. Under Gauravs leadership, Informatica grew from an idea into a leading public enterprise software company with customers and operations around the globe.

Gaurav brings comprehensive entrepreneurial expertise to the board, and will assist Zend in attaining its growth objectives as a key player in Internet infrastructure.

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. Zend and its founders are the architects of PHP, which 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 10,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is privately held and venture funded with investments from Azure, Index, Intel Capital, Platinum, SAP Ventures and Walden Israel. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.

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