Blue Coat Obtains Majority Interest in S7 Software Solutions

First Closing of Acquisition Will Enable Company to Transition Entity Into New Product Development Center in India

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it has obtained majority interest in S7 Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an IT research and development firm based in Bangalore, India. Blue Coat announced its entry into a stock purchase agreement with stockholders of S7 Software on November 5, 2009. Having now obtained a majority interest in S7 Software, Blue Coat can move forward with its plans to turn the Bangalore entity into one of four major product development centers around the world.

“We are pleased to achieve control of S7 Software Solutions,” said Brian NeSmith, president and chief executive officer, Blue Coat Systems. “Moving forward with our plans to establish our new development center in Bangalore will facilitate the expansion of our Application Delivery Network solution portfolio while balancing investment for innovation with higher profitability.”

Blue Coat intends to acquire the remainder of the shares of S7 Software Solutions upon the receipt of regulatory approval by the Indian government.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems is the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking. Blue Coat offers an Application Delivery Network Infrastructure that provides the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. This application intelligence enables enterprises to tightly align network investments with business requirements, speed decision making and secure business applications for long-term competitive advantage. For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

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Contacts

Media:
Blue Coat Systems
Steve Schick, 408-220-2076
press@bluecoat.com
or
Merritt Group (for Blue Coat Systems)
Katherine Nellums, 415-247-1663
nellums@merrittgrp.com
Investors:
Jane Underwood, 408-541-3015
jane.underwood@bluecoat.com

Release Summary

Blue Coat Systems announced that it has obtained majority interest in S7 Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an IT research and development firm based in Bangalore, India

Contacts

Media:
Blue Coat Systems
Steve Schick, 408-220-2076
press@bluecoat.com
or
Merritt Group (for Blue Coat Systems)
Katherine Nellums, 415-247-1663
nellums@merrittgrp.com
Investors:
Jane Underwood, 408-541-3015
jane.underwood@bluecoat.com