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VeriSign Appoints Vice President in India

  • 03 July, 2007 13:04

<p>Shekhar Kirani to Lead VeriSign’s Efforts to Protect and Enable India’s Growing Digital Infrastructure</p>
<p>In a move that signals its growing commitment to India’s emerging economy, VeriSign, the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, today named industry veteran Shekhar Kirani to the post of vice president for VeriSign India.</p>
<p>With more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industry, Shekhar will be responsible for managing VeriSign India’s business development initiatives and its locally based product engineering, sales support and product teams. He also will oversee and align VeriSign’s India operations with the company’s global corporate strategy. VeriSign India has offices in Bangalore and New Delhi.</p>
<p>“I am pleased to welcome Shekhar Kirani to this vital new role,” said Qi Li, vice president for VeriSign’s Asia Pacific Sales and Consulting Services. “This appointment reflects a great step forward in our commitment to the region, and Shekhar is the ideal person to take on that responsiblility. Under his leadership, VeriSign India can focus on delivering innovative solutions to the India market while steadfastly maintaining the company’s strong emphasis on managerial discipline and execution. As the world increasingly relies on digital infrastructure for daily communications, commerce and entertainment, leaders like Shekhar will ensure that VeriSign is there to protect and enable that infrastructure.”</p>
<p>Shekhar joined VeriSign in April 2005 as part of LightSurf Technologies acquisition. While at Lightsurf, Shekhar was responsible for the design and delivery of LightSurf's revolutionary PictureMail platform. PictureMail provided services to customers of Sprint, Verizon, Rogers, Bell Mobility and many other mobile operators worldwide.</p>
<p>Shekhar also has extensive success building and managing high-performance teams in multiple countries. To support the world’s leading multimedia messaging service, he assembled a team of more than 200+ employees world-wide.</p>
<p>With offices in Bangalore, VeriSign has more than 350 employees in India.</p>
<p>About VeriSign
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), operates digital infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world’s voice and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at</p>
<p>Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential fluctuations in quarterly operating results due to such factors as the inability of VeriSign to successfully develop and market new products and services, and implement price increases, and customer acceptance of any new products, services, or price increases, including the price increases mentioned herein; the possibility that VeriSign’s announced new products, services and price increases may not result in additional customers, profits or revenues; and increased competition. More information about potential factors that could affect the company's business and financial results is included in VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.</p>

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