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Citrix Announces New Vice President of Australia/New Zealand

  • 01 October, 2003 16:22

<p>Please find following a media release announcing the appointment of Gary O’Brien as Citrix area vice president of Australia/New Zealand.</p>
<p>For additional information or photography please contact Simon Murphy or Julie Eubank at Howorth Communications on (02) 9904 4533 or</p>
<p>- Citrix promotes from within as Gary O’Brien, former director of marketing ANZ and Asia Pacific, takes on higher leadership responsibility -</p>
<p>Sydney, 1 October, 2003 - Citrix Systems, Inc., the global leader in access infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Gary O’Brien as area vice president of Australia/New Zealand (ANZ). In this role, O’Brien will be responsible for the company’s operations in Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>“Gary O’Brien is well-qualified to lead our continued growth in ANZ as we focus on providing enterprise customers with the benefits of the on-demand enterprise through our access infrastructure software,” said John Burris, senior vice president of worldwide sales &amp; services at Citrix. “He has extensive sales, marketing and operational experience at Citrix and has been integral to the company’s regional growth over the past three years.”</p>
<p>O’Brien, who has been with Citrix since 2000, has provided marketing and sales leadership throughout Asia, Australia and New Zealand, built partner relationships and strengthened channel and alliance programs.</p>
<p>O’Brien led the successful, first-ever iForum Conference in Sydney, in May of this year, which attracted over 1,000 Citrix customers and partners to this two-day event. He also drove the recent product marketing strategy and activities for the release of the Citrix MetaFrame Access Suite in Asia-Pacific and ANZ.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Citrix, O’Brien held a number of senior management roles both in Australia and Hong Kong. He was national sales manager, Australia and New Zealand for IBM’s Personal Computing Group, where he played a key role in the development and implementation of sales and marketing programs. In addition, he was responsible for managing IBM’s Intel server products across Australia and New Zealand, ASEAN, Greater China, Korea and Japan.</p>
<p>About Citrix
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) is the global leader in access infrastructure solutions for businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions. The most trusted name in enterprise access, the Citrix® MetaFrame® Access Suite enables people to easily and securely access the on-demand enterprise, from anywhere, anytime, using any device over any connection. Nearly 50 million people in more than 120,000 organizations around the world use Citrix every day. Citrix customers include 92 percent of Australia’s top 100 IT users, 99 percent of Fortune 500 companies and 89 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Citrix has offices in 22 countries, and more than 7,000 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. For more information visit</p>
<p>For Citrix Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the company’s business involving the company’s products, their development and distribution, economic and competitive factors and the company’s key strategic relationships and other risks detailed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.</p>
<p>Citrix® and MetaFrame® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Media Contact:
Julie Eubank or Simon Murphy
Howorth Communications
02 9904 4533</p>

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