F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today welcomed Mayor Mike McGinn to its Seattle headquarters, where he proclaimed that February 5, 2013, is “F5 Day” in Seattle. This distinction follows the recent In Good Company recognition from the city, commending F5 for its technology innovation, continued growth as an employer in the region, and commitment to the community.
“I congratulate F5 on its success as a technology company and its role as one of the leading high-tech employers in the region,” said McGinn. “F5 has a great, positive impact in our city’s community and beyond.”
Founded in Seattle in 1996, F5 employs more than 3,125 people worldwide, with nearly 1,200 based in Washington. F5 continues to be recognized as one of the region’s premier employers. In fiscal year 2012, F5 recorded revenue of $1.38 billion.
“We are proud of our Seattle heritage and the positive impact F5 has had on the region,” said John McAdam, President and CEO of F5. “As we celebrate F5 Day today, my thanks go out to our employees and partners around the globe for their hard work and dedication. It’s an exciting time at F5, and we look forward to continued success both locally and worldwide.”Local Involvement: F5 Connects Through the company’s employee-directed charitable giving program, F5 Connects, F5 employees support organizations within their local communities. In Seattle, F5 has partnered with many organizations, including the Detlef Schrempf Foundation, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics, and Swedish Medical Center. “Partnering with F5 has allowed us to provide much needed support to children’s charities in the Seattle area,” said Detlef Schrempf, Founder and President of the Detlef Schrempf Foundation, and former NBA All-Star with the Seattle SuperSonics. “F5 is a great example of an organization making a positive impact in our community. We congratulate them on F5 Day in Seattle.”