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MAIDENHEAD, UK – 14th November, 2011 – Splunk Inc., the leading provider of software that provides real-time operational intelligence, today announced that PayPal President Scott Thompson has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled that Scott Thompson is joining our board. As a leader in the electronic payments industry, Scott understands the importance and power of data and recognises the value it adds to an organisation,” said Godfrey Sullivan, president and CEO of Splunk. “Scott’s leadership at PayPal has transformed the company into a true enabler of global commerce. His insights will be extremely valuable to Splunk as more and more organisations worldwide embrace our software as the engine for their machine data.”

“The need for companies to be able to organise, understand and act on their data is more important than ever. At PayPal, harnessing our data drives commerce and customer value,” said Thompson. “Splunk is providing IT and business with the ability to get valuable new insights from machine data in a way that I believe no one else is today. I’m honored to take on this opportunity.”

As president of PayPal (an eBay (Nasdaq:EBAY) company), Thompson has overall responsibility for establishing PayPal as the leading global online payment service. Thompson previously served as PayPal’s senior vice president and chief technology officer, where he oversaw information technology, product development and architecture for PayPal. He has 20 years of experience in the electronic payments and financial services industries.

Prior to PayPal, Thompson worked for Inovant, a subsidiary of Visa formed to oversee global technology for the organisation. As executive vice president of technology solutions at Inovant, he was responsible for all development, support and maintenance of Visa’s global payment system. Thompson was also CIO at Barclays Global Investors, where he implemented a new strategic technology platform and global infrastructure. In addition, he has worked with Coopers and Lybrand, delivering information technology solutions to leading financial services clients such as Wells Fargo. Thompson also serves on the board of directors of F5 Networks Inc. and Zuora Inc.

Thompson is the second addition to Splunk’s Board of Directors this year, joining Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Graham Smith. Splunk’s other Board members are: John Connors, General Partner, Ignition Partners; David Hornik, General Partner, August Capital; Thomas Neustaetter, Partner, JK&B Capital; Nick Sturiale, General Partner, Jafco Ventures; Godfrey Sullivan, Splunk President and CEO; and Erik Swan, Splunk Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk® Inc. is the engine for machine data™. Splunk software collects, indexes and harnesses the massive machine data continuously generated by the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that power your business. Splunk software enables businesses to monitor, search, analyse, visualise, and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. Over half of the Fortune 100 and more than 3,000 enterprises, universities, government agencies, and service providers in 70+ countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost, and mitigates cyber-security risk. To learn more please visit

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