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USRobotics Promotes Three Executive Team Members

11.1.2006

Chicago (November 1, 2006) – USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company, announced the promotion of three team members today in the sales, operations, and finance departments. Peter Blampied will expand his role in EMEA as Vice President of International Sales and Operations, while Molly Baars will become Vice President of Global Operations and Kevin Pfau will transition to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“These appointments are part of our long term growth plan for USRobotics,” said Steven D. Dalrymple, USRobotics’ CEO. “As vice president of sales and operations abroad, Peter will be able to direct strategic initiatives, better focus on the goals for our International business, and ensure our partners have the tools they need to be successful.”

Blampied will be responsible for sales and operations in all regions outside of North America, including Europe, the Middle East, and CIS. His responsibilities will comprise all marketing activities and EMEA product management efforts, including overall P&L. Previously, Blampied served as Director of Sales, EMEA.

In addition, USRobotics has promoted Molly Baars to Vice President of Global Operations, where she will oversee the company’s Supply Chain, Information Technology, Product Management, CSO, and Engineering departments. Baars previously served as Vice President of Engineering for the networking products provider.

Kevin Pfau has also been promoted, to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of USRobotics. Pfau has been with the organization since 1992 and previously served as Corporate Controller. He played an instrumental role in restructuring the company following its spin off from 3Com and will oversee strategic financial planning moving forward.


About USRobotics

USRobotics is a Platinum Equity company. For three decades, the company has been a leader in Internet access and networking, helping millions of people connect to the Internet with powerful, innovative products. The company is rapidly expanding its category leadership by transforming the latest technologies into reliable and easy-to-use high performance products, including high-speed, broadband modems; wired and wireless networking solutions; and Internet security devices; for the growing home, home office, and small- to medium-sized business markets. The company is dedicated to keeping people connected worldwide – to information, entertainment, and each other. USRobotics is privately held and headquartered in the Chicago area with its EMEA headquarters base in the UK. For further information, please visit www.usr.com.

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