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Form 8-K for FORTINET INC


12-Nov-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 11, 2013, Fortinet, Inc. ("Fortinet") appointed Michael Xie, 44, its Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, to the position of President and Chief Technology Officer effective immediately. Mr. Michael Xie had served as Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer and a member of Fortinet's Board of Directors since co-founding Fortinet in October 2000. Prior to Fortinet, Mr. Michael Xie held positions as Vice President of Engineering for ServGate Technologies, Inc., a network security provider acquired by Amarium Technologies, Inc. in April 2006, Software Director and Architect for NetScreen Technologies, Inc. ("NetScreen"), a provider of network security products, which was acquired by Juniper Networks, Inc., an IP network solutions company, in April 2004, and Senior Software Engineer for Milkyway Networks Corporation, a network security solutions provider. Mr. Michael Xie has an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada as well as a B.S. and an M.S. in automobile engineering from Tsinghua University in China.

Mr. Ken Xie, 50, who was Fortinet's President and Chief Executive Officer was appointed Fortinet's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in connection with Mr. Michael Xie's appointment. Mr. Ken Xie had served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of Fortinet's Board of Directors since co-founding Fortinet in October 2000. Prior to co-founding Fortinet, Mr. Ken Xie was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of NetScreen. Additionally, Mr. Ken Xie was Chief Executive Officer of SIS, Inc. and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Ken Xie received a B.S. and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in China and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Messrs. Ken Xie and Michael Xie are brothers.


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