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Industry veteran to leverage experience from EMC, HP, Salesforce.com, joins Pure Storage to amplify company’s global go-to-market machine 

Mountain View, Calif. — June 23, 2015 — Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, today announced that Jonathan Martin will join the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Martin will utilize his global enterprise experience to lead and execute Pure Storage’s worldwide marketing strategy as the company scales through its next phase of natural growth. He joins Pure Storage from EMC where he spent the last four years, most recently as CMO. Prior to that, he spent five years at HP Software in a variety of roles, including CMO. Martin will report directly to Pure Storage President, David Hatfield.

“While we remain laser focused on building the next great storage company, it is critical that we up level our brand and broaden our awareness worldwide in order to capitalize on the market opportunity we have in front of us today,” Hatfield said. “Jonathan’s vision, values and expertise complement our current team well and together, they will help propel us forward as Pure Storage reshapes the future of the enterprise data storage market.”

Martin holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and is a member of the CMO Council. He will be based in Mountain View and his first day at Pure Storage will be in July.

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. The company’s all-flash enterprise arrays offer significant performance and efficiency gains over mechanical disk, at a lower price point per gigabyte stored. Pure Storage FlashArrays are ideal for performance-intensive applications, including server virtualization and consolidation, VDI, OLTP database, real-time analytics and cloud computing. To learn more, visit:www.purestorage.com.

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