Sandvine Adds New Board Member

Waterloo, Canada; October 12, 2011 – Sandvine, (TSX:SVC; AIM:SAND) a leading provider of intelligent network policy control solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that David Thomson, business consultant, speaker and bestselling author of Blueprint to a Billion, has joined Sandvine’s Board of Directors.

“Sandvine is fortunate to be adding to its Board a globally recognized thought-leader on business strategies for high-growth companies,” said Dave Caputo, Sandvine’s President and CEO. “David’s expertise will help guide our growth strategies as we work to take full advantage of our industry-recognized leadership position in the exciting high-growth Network Policy Control market.”

Mr. Thomson is the Founder and Chairman of The Blueprint Growth Institute, a specialized management-consulting firm focused on helping companies develop growth strategies and execute the 7 Essentials. His insights that identified the quantitative success pattern of America's highest growth companies—which he wrote about in his best-seller Blueprint to a Billion—have been embraced globally. Thomson's Blueprint and 7 Essentials have been featured in media such as The NY Times, Investor's Business Daily, USATODAY, ABCNews.com, BusinessWeek.com, and many others. Thomson is best known by management teams for his 7 Essentials Scorecard and Workshops to help companies grow.

Thomson has been studying and leading business growth for twenty years in general management and executive sales/marketing at Nortel Networks and Hewlett-Packard and as an associate principal during his five years at McKinsey & Company. Thomson graduated with an electrical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Sandvine also announced that Steven McCartney has left Sandvine’s Board. “The Board would like to thank Steve for his time and thoughtful contributions to our success since he joined us in 2008,” said Caputo.


Sandvine’s network policy control solutions focus on protecting and improving the quality of experience on the Internet. Our award-winning network equipment and software helps DSL, FTTx, cable, fixed wireless and mobile operators better understand network traffic, manage network congestion, create new services and revenues, mitigate traffic that is malicious or undesirable to subscribers, deliver QoS-prioritized multimedia services and increase subscriber satisfaction. With well over 200 service provider customers in more than 85 countries serving hundreds of millions of broadband and mobile data subscribers, Sandvine is enhancing the Internet experience worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sandvine.com.

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