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Zend Takes Home Award for Best Israeli Startup Company

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Presents Award at Israel Venture Association Conference

TEL AVIV, Israel – June 21, 2006 – Zend Technologies, the PHP company, announced today that the company was named Best Israeli Startup Software Company for 2006 by the Israel Venture Association and Red Herring magazine. The prestigious award was delivered by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during the closing ceremony of the Israeli Venture Association Annual Hi Tech Conference in Tel Aviv.

Three finalists in each category attended the conference where the winners in each category were announced. Categories included Software, Telecommunications and Life Sciences. Zend was selected because of its vision, technological achievement and market leadership.

Zend provides a complete set of web application platform products and services that supports the entire PHP lifecycle, from development to production. The company delivers the next generation products and services necessary for developing, deploying and managing enterprise-class PHP applications.

“This company has worked hard to raise the prominence of PHP and enable developers with powerful tools,” said Zeev Suraski, CTO. “This award validates all of our hard work and it was a great honor to accept the award from the prime minister on behalf of Zend.”

For full details about the competition, please see the Red Herring article here: http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=17308&hed=VCs+Name+Hot+Israeli+Startups&sector=Regions&subsector=MiddleEast.

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 is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit www.zend.com, or call 1-408-253-8800.