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Akamai Technologies Elects Sharon Y. Bowen To Board Of Directors

Cambridge, MA USA | April 02, 2021

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s most trusted solution for protecting and delivering digital experiences, today announces the appointment of Sharon Y. Bowen to fill a newly-created vacancy on the Akamai Board of Directors effective April 2, 2021.

Bowen has been a member of the board of directors of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) since December 2017, where she also serves on the boards of certain New York Stock Exchange U.S.-regulated exchanges. Prior to Intercontinental Exchange, she served as a commissioner of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for three years where she had extensive international engagement with central banks, regulators and market participants across the globe. Before that, Bowen was confirmed by the United States Senate and appointed by President Barack Obama in February 2010 to serve as vice chair of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. Later she assumed the role of acting chair in March, 2012. Bowen also serves on the board of Neuberger Berman Group LLC.

Bowen began her professional career as an attorney whose practice involved corporate, finance and securities transactions for large global corporations and financial institutions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, strategic alliances, corporate restructurings and leveraged finance. She also has extensive expertise in corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank.

“Akamai is pleased to welcome such a distinguished financial and legal expert to its board of directors,” said Dr. Tom Leighton, Akamai chief executive officer and co-founder. “In an environment with evolving regulatory developments and market risks, we look forward to benefiting from Sharon’s vast experience and expertise.”

“It is with great enthusiasm that I join Akamai’s board,” said Sharon Bowen. “Akamai plays a vital role in maintaining a reliable and secure internet. I look forward to contributing to its future success at this critical moment in history.”

Bowen holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in economics from University of Virginia, a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, also at Northwestern University.

About Akamai

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences — helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s most distributed compute platform — from cloud to edge — we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away. Learn more about Akamai’s security, compute, and delivery solutions at akamai.com and akamai.com/blog, or follow Akamai Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.