Proofpoint Inc. Appoints Michael Johnson to its Board of Directors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ:PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Michael Johnson as a new independent director, effective July 18, 2017.

Mr. Johnson currently serves as senior vice president and chief information security officer of Capital One Financial Corporation. Prior to this role, he served as the chief information officer for the U.S. Department of Energyoverseeing cybersecurity, cyber enterprise integration, enterprise information resources management, cyber supply chain risk management, and headquarters information technology operations. Mr. Johnson also held various other national security positions across U.S. government including at the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the White House Executive Office of the President.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael to Proofpoint’s Board of Directors,” said Eric Hahn, Proofpoint founder and chairman of the board. “He brings exceptional information security and risk management knowledge to the position that will further enhance our ability to maintain our momentum and grow market share as we protect more than fifty percent of the Fortune 100 from advanced threats and compliance risks.”

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur. More information is available at

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