Akamai President and CEO Paul Sagan to Preside Over the Opening of the NASDAQ Stock Market

Cambridge, MA |

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced that Paul Sagan, president and chief executive officer, will open The NASDAQ Stock Market in New York tomorrow, Thursday, August 18 at 9:30 a.m. (all times are Eastern time).

The event will spotlight the 7th anniversary of Akamai's incorporation and nearly six years of listing with NASDAQ. To honor the occasion, Akamai also released today a Netrospective that provides a year-by-year look back at key milestones in the Company's growth and participation in events that have shaped the Internet. The Netrospective is available at http://www.akamai.com/netrospective.

Mr. Sagan will join NASDAQ Executive Vice President Bruce Aust in presiding over the Market Open. The ceremony will begin at 9:20 a.m., with remarks from Aust and Sagan just prior to the official market opening at 9:30 a.m. Access to the live ceremony is available at http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm (scroll to the bottom of the page under the heading MarketSite Live Webcam). A replay will be archived on the Akamai Website following the day's event.

Incorporated in 1998, Akamai has been listed on the NASDAQ since October of 1999.

About Akamai

Akamai is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online. More than 1,700 organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.