Robert Lento In As Interim CEO for Limelight

Publicly traded Limelight Networks has named Robert Lento as interim chief executive officer. Jeff Lunsford will continue in his role as Chairman of the company’s board, the company said. Prior to joining Limelight, Lento spent 14 years at Convergys.

PRESS RELEASE
Limelight Networks
(Nasdaq:LLNW), a leader in Digital Presence Management, today announced
the appointment of Robert Lento as interim chief executive officer
(CEO), effective immediately. As previously reported, Jeff Lunsford,
will continue in his role as Chairman of the company’s board of
directors and assist with the transition.

“I am impressed with Limelight’s solutions, both in content delivery
networking, and our rapidly expanding cloud-based SaaS services. I am
convinced these offerings uniquely address a large and growing market
need as customers increasingly depend on the web for their businesses,”
stated Lento. “Limelight benefits from an array of core strengths, and
I look forward to working with the Limelight team, and our great
customers and partners to accelerate plans that will drive Limelight’s
growth and profitability.”

Mr. Lento brings over thirty years of industry knowledge and leadership
experience to Limelight Networks. Prior to joining Limelight, Lento
spent 14 years at Convergys, serving a decade as the senior sales
executive. During the last four years, as president of the company’s
information management division, he led a turnaround creating a highly
profitable and growing business, which NEC acquired in May 2012.
Earlier, Lento served as president of LAN systems for Donnelly
Enterprise Solutions, where he grew both top line revenue and
profitability. Previously he served in executive roles at Entex
Information Services, Decision Resources, and Future Information
Systems. Mr. Lento holds a BS in Management from the State University
of New York.

Additionally, with David Hatfield, executive vice president, global
sales and consulting, leaving the company at the end of the year to
pursue personal interests, the global sales and consulting organization
will report directly to Mr. Lento, pending selection of a successor to
Mr. Hatfield.

About Limelight Networks

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:LLNW) is a global leader in Digital
Presence Management. Limelight’s Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform
is an integrated suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS)
applications, which allows organizations to optimize all aspects of
their online digital presence across web, mobile, social, and large
screen channels. Orchestrate leverages Limelight’s scalable,
high-performance global network to offer advanced features for: web
content management; website personalization; content targeting; online
video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content delivery;
transcoding; and cloud storage — combined with social media
integration and powerful analytics. Limelight’s team of digital
presence experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize
business results across all customer interaction channels to deliver
exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive
revenue, and enhance their customer relationships — all while reducing
costs.

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