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Juniper Networks Builds Sales and Channel Organizations with Three New Executive Appointments

Adds New Vice President of Worldwide Channels, Vice President of America's Channels and Vice President of America's Sales

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 22, 2004 - Demonstrating its continued commitment to being a world-class channel company, Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that it has expanded its sales organization with the appointment of three new executives: Tushar Kothari, vice president of Worldwide Channels, Bob Bruce, vice president of America's Channels and Neal Oristano, vice president of America's Sales.

"The addition of these executives, who bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our channel operations, continues the momentum of Juniper's recent channel-related accomplishments, including worldwide alignment of our channel program," said Jim Dolce, executive vice president, Worldwide Field Operations, Juniper Networks. "I have every confidence that these executives can continue elevating Juniper to one of the industry's best worldwide channel companies."

Commented Ken Presti, research director, Network Channels and Alliances at industry analyst firm IDC, "As evidenced by the introduction of its J-Partner Program with the unique J-Rewards components, Juniper has taken deliberate and positive steps to build its channel position since the acquisition of NetScreen. In addition, the company's new channel management team is made up of consummate professionals who are well-known to the channel community and have the expertise necessary to help Juniper execute its strategy."

Tushar Kothari fills the newly created vice president of worldwide channels position at Juniper Networks, where he will be responsible for meeting Juniper Networks' goal to be a world-class channel company.

Kothari joins Juniper Networks from Cisco Systems, where he served most recently as vice president/general manager of Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems. From 1999 to 2002, he was vice president of channels for Cisco. Kothari has previously held positions in sales and marketing with National Semiconductor and View Engineering.

Bob Bruce, vice president of America's channels - formerly vice president of U.S. channels, including service provider partners, at Cisco Systems - will oversee all Juniper Networks service provider and corporate channels throughout Canada, Latin America and the United States.

In his previous role at Cisco, Bruce was instrumental in building the U.S. enterprise channel sales and operations as well as service provider channels, driving acceleration of bookings and revenue goals, increasing customer satisfaction and the reputation and growth of Cisco's channel business. Prior to Cisco, Bruce held sales positions at 3Com and Rolm/IBM.

Neal Oristano has accepted the newly created role of vice president of America's sales. In this role, Oristano, formerly vice president of America's sales at 3Com Corporation, will oversee all service provider and corporate sales throughout Canada, Latin America and the United States. While at 3Com, Oristano led a two-tier distribution channel supported by a "direct touch" sales force.

In addition to previously serving as vice president of America's sales at Unisphere Networks, Oristano served as vice president of worldwide service provider sales at Lucent Technologies and has held direct and indirect sales positions at AT&T, Bay Networks, Cisco Systems and Digital Equipment Corp.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by creating competitive advantage for our customers with superior networking and security solutions. Juniper Networks is dedicated to customers who derive strategic value from their networks, including global network operators, enterprises, government agencies and research and educational institutions. Juniper Networks' portfolio of networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding mission critical networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

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