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Citrix extends tremendous gratitude


to its customers, partners and employees
for twenty years of success.
From our humble beginnings as a small start-up,
weve always envisioned a different and simpler way of
computing. Our goal was to centralize applications,
virtualize them, and optimize their delivery over any
connection available.
This core thinking continues to be the essence of our
vision for application delivery, and how we imagine
a world where people can work or play from anywhere.
We owe our growth to the hard work and support
of our ecosystem of partners and to the more than
230,000 customers who count on Citrix to help them
be more efficient, agile and successful. We owe our
growth to a remarkable team of Citrites who remain
enthusiastically committed to our vision and to the
success of our customers.
Please join us as we reflect fondly on our memories
and recall the many important milestones achieved
in our history.

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1989 - 1 9 9 0
Citrix began life as
Citrus Systems

Debuted Citrix
Multiuser OS/2

Early Citrix literature

Introduced Independent
Computing Architecture
(ICA)

Attended first tradeshow

Microsoft granted
Citrix OS/2 license

Citrix Systems first logo,


a combination of Citrus
and UNIX

1989 employee count 18;


offices relocated to
Coral Springs, Florida

Founder Edward Iacobucci


set up first office
in Richardson, TX
Secured $6M in first- and
second-round financing

Intel released the Intel486


microprocessor with
multitasking capabilities

Tim Berners-Lee created the


World Wide Web (WWW) and
Internet protocol (HTTP)

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Norton sold his software business


to Symantec

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1991 - 1 9 9 2
Signed licensing agreement
with Microsoft for NT Server

Recruited 650 resellers

1991 Net Revenue:


$300,000

Completed application
access agreement with Novell

1992 employee
count exceeded 50
Article from South Florida
Sun-Sentinel, 1992

Secured third-round
financing of $5M

Shipped Citrix
Multiuser v.2.0

Linus Torvalds introduced Linux

IBM introduced ThinkPad,


the industrys first notebook

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

The first SMS message reached


a mobile phone in the UK

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1993 - 1 9 9 4
Shipped WinView
for Networks

Launched Authorized
Reseller Program

Named on Industry 100


Soft*Letter
Signed Tech Data as first
national distributor

INDUSTRY

100

1993 Net Revenue: $10M

1994 employee
count grew to 65

Won Best of Show for


WinView 2.3 at
NetWorld + Interop

John Scully named president


of Apple Computer, Inc.

Microsoft released
Windows NT, Microsoft Office 4.0
and MS-DOS 6.0

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Yahoo! was founded

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1995 - 1 9 9 6
Signed Ingram Micro
as distributor
Signed Tektronix and
Wyse as Citrix OEMs

Launched WinFrame

IPO Dec. 8, 1995:


stock opened at $15,
closed at $30
Named remote
computing market leader
by Gartner Group

Made ICA agreements


with Microsoft for
Internet Explorer and
Sun Microsystems
Launched Citrix Solutions
Network channel program

Ranked #18 on Inc. 100

Microsoft introduced
Internet Explorer 1.0

Google founded by
Larry Page and Sergey Brin

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Client Server
Magazine, 1995

IBM became the first major company


to introduce a network computer
the IBM Network Solution

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1997
Opened offices in Sydney,
London and Paris
Announced 5-year joint
marketing, development and
licensing deal with Microsoft

Citrix WinFrame Tested


and Approved logo

Completed Datapac
acquisition

Net revenue
neared $125M

Opened new
headquarters building in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CompUSA joined Dell and


Gateway in selling
build-to-order PC computers

Market Capitalization:
$2.2B

Employee count
exceeded 300

Andy Grove of Intel named Time


magazines Man of the Year

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

The TiVo digital video recorder


company was incorporated

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1998
Shipped MetaFrame
Thin-Client/Server software

Citrix tradeshow booth

Mark Templeton
named President of Citrix
Completed Insignia
acquisition

Hosted Thinergy, the first


global conference on
server-based computing

Citrix named one of


Nations Fastest Growing
Technology Companies
by Deloitte & Touche

Net revenue
approached $250M

Recognized as top-growth
company on Soft*Letter
Industry 100
Opened offices in Munich,
Tokyo and Cambridge

+
Craig Barrett of Intel predicted that
there will be one billion connected
PCs in the next decade

Apple introduced the iMac

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

HP purchased Digital
Equipment Corporation

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1999
Employee count
hit 1,000

Over 500
industry partners

Named Americas Most


Dynamic Software
Company by Forbes ASAP

Ranked in top five of 100


fastest-growing companies
by FORTUNE magazine

$4B market
capitalization

20+ registered
U.S. patents

Added to Standard &


Poors 500 Index
Recruited 3,000 members
for Citrix Developer Network
in 90 days

Formed iBusiness unit and


became a founding member
of the Application Service
Provider (ASP) Consortium

Intel introduced the


Intel Pentium III processor

Netac Technology invented


the USB Flash memory drive

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

HP appointed Carly Fiorina as CEO,


the first female CEO of a company
in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

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2000
Launched Citrix MetaFrame for Solaris
Operating Environment, MetaFrame for
AIX Operating System and MetaFrame
for HP-UX Operating System

Announced Citrix
Software Limited
subsidiary in India

Acquired Innovex Group to


deliver consulting services
Launched Citrix NFuse
application portal software

Introduced Citrix Extranet,


a VPN solution

Net revenue
exceeded
$450M

18,000 Citrix administrators


certified; 250 Citrix Authorized
Learning Centers worldwide

Launched Citrix MetaFrame 1.8


for Windows 2000 Server

Over 400 million people connected


to the Internet worldwide

Bill Gates relinquished


CEO title to Steve Ballmer

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Distribution agreement
with Beijing Stone Investment
Co. for China market

Y2K fears proved to be unfounded

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2001
Launched Citrix MetaFrame
XP for Windows

Microsoft and EMC joined


Citrix Business Alliance

Citrix Independent
Computing Architecture (ICA)
adopted by 35 million users
worldwide; over nine million
concurrent user licenses
Won Best of Breed 2001
award from Computerweek
South Africa

ComputerWeek

Won Excellence in
Technology award at Gartners
Midsize Enterprise Summit
for Citrix MetaFrame XP
and NFuse
Launched Citrix
Secure Gateway

Net revenue
neared $600M

The PC turned 20

Wikipedia formally began

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Won 2001 Crossroads award

Apple launched the iPod


personal music player

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2002
Signed agreement with
Microsoft, giving Citrix
access to key Windows server
operating systems code

Launched Citrix NFuse Elite


access portal server

Named Microsoft Global


Gold Certified Partner

Citrix used by 95% of


Fortune 500 and
100% of Fortune 100

Opened offices in
Malaysia and Korea

Established Center
of Excellence for SAP
in Walldorf, Germany

Employee count
topped 1,600

Named on KM World
Magazines 100 Companies
that Matter in Knowledge
Management
Agreed to collaborate
with IBM on server
consolidation solutions

friendster

Friendster, the social


networking site, was founded

HP merged with Compaq

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Nokia launched first 3G phone

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2003
Selected by Microsoft as first-ever
Global Independent Software
Vendor (ISV) Partner of the Year

Introduced Citrix
Certified Integration Architect
(CCIA) certification

More than 50 million users


of MetaFrame worldwide

Signed definitive agreement


to acquire Expertcity, Inc.

expertcity

Launched Citrix MetaFrame


XP Presentation Server,
Feature Release 3

Like being there.

Launched Citrix MetaFrame


Password Manager

Launched first global


advertising and
branding campaign

Announced MetaFrame
Access Suite of products
and MetaFrame
Secure Access Manager

Skype, a peer-to-peer Internet


telephony network, was founded

Received Members Choice


Top 25 Gold Star Award from
SAP customers for greatest positive
impact on SAP deployments

IBM announced the eServer zSeries 990,


the worlds most sophisticated server

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

The social and professional networking


site, LinkedIn, was launched

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2004
Won PC Magazine,
CNET and PC World awards
for Citrix GoToMyPC

Signed a five-year agreement


with Microsoft Corporation to
deliver comprehensive access
solutions on Windows platform

Citrix GoToMyPC named


on Best of 2004 product
list by PC World
Completed Net6 Inc.
acquisition

2003 Global
2005
ISV Partner of
the Year

WINNER
Previewed Citrix
GoToMeeting
at IDGs DEMO event

Net revenue
approached $750M

Won Best Alliance Strategy


and Best Enterprise Vendor
at Gartners EnterpriseVision

The term Podcast emerged

Employee count
exceeded 2,500

Novell released the


Linux-based enterprise desktop
Novell Linux Desktop v9

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Web 2.0 coined by


Dale Dougherty

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2005
Completed NetScaler Inc.
acquisition

Named Microsoft Global ISV


Partner of the Year

Awarded Editors Choice in Web


Conferencing by PC Magazine for
Citrix GoToMeeting Corporate

Completed Teros, Inc.


acquisition

Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant


of Gartner Inc. Application Delivery
Products Magic Quadrant Report
CEO Mark Templeton won the
2005 Excalibur Award for
excellence in business and
community leadership
Citrix Presentation Server
won Editors Choice award
from Network Computing

Announced Citrix Access Suite 4.0

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Lenovo acquired the
PC division of IBM

YouTube was founded and launched

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Veritas and Symantec merged,


creating the largest
software industry merger to date

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2006
Launched Citrix
GoToMyPC 5

Completed Reflectent
Software, Inc. acquisition

Completed Orbital
Data Corp. acquisition

Announced Citrix Access


Gateway Enterprise Edition,
an extension of the Access
Gateway SSL VPN product line

Launched Citrix WANScaler


8000 series of wide area network
optimization solutions

Released Citrix
NetScaler Application Firewall
Standard Edition

Employee count
hit 3,500

Surpassed $1B
net revenue goal

Toshiba released the first HD DVD


player in a computer

Launched Citrix GoToWebinar,


the first DIY affordable solution
for conducting online events

Intel estimated there were one billion


connected PCs worldwide

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

The Twitter social networking and


microblogging service was founded

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2007
Launched Citrix
Presentation Server 4.5 and
all-new Platinum Edition

Net revenue
grew to $1.4B

Completed XenSource, Inc.


acquisition

Completed Ardence Inc.


acquisition
Launched Citrix GoToMyPC 6

Unveiled industrys
first comprehensive
end-to-end Application
Delivery Infrastructure

Employee count
reached 4,600

Launched Citrix NetScaler 8.0


and new Citrix NetScaler
Platinum Edition

Apple introduced the iPhone to


the public at Macworld

Microsoft released Windows Vista


and Office 2007

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Opened Silicon Valley


headquarters in
Santa Clara, CA

The Amazon Kindle was


launched in the U.S.

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2008
Launched Citrix NetScaler MPX

Citrix used by 100% of


Fortune 100 and
99% of Fortune Global 500

Announced XenApp,
the new name for Citrix
Presentation Server,
and launched XenApp 5

Announced Citrix XenServer


Platinum Edition

Expanded desktop and


server virtualization alliance
with Microsoft

Introduced Citrix Delivery


Center: new product
family brand for application
delivery infrastructure

Introduced Synergy:
Where Virtualization + Networking +
Application Delivery Meet

Citrix positioned in the


Leaders Quadrant of
the Gartner Inc. SSL VPN
Magic Quadrant Report

Launched Citrix
XenDesktop product line

Blu-ray won the HD player war


when HD DVD called it quits

The White House administration


began its first blog

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

Citrix Systems won the


2008 Asia Pacific
Frost & Sullivan Product
Line Strategy award in
the Application Delivery
Controller market

ABC News and Facebook sponsored


the presidential primary debates

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2009
Citrix XenDesktop 3 enhances
multimedia experience,
doubles scalability and adds
streamed desktop support

New Citrix XenServer release makes


enterprise-class, cloud-proven
virtualization free for everyone

Branch Repeater 5 delivers


high-definition experience
for Citrix XenApp users with
HDX IntelliCache and HDX
Broadcast technologies

Citrix extends 20-year


partnership with Microsoft
into server virtualization
with Project Encore

Customers: more than


230,000

Citrix plans to produce a new class of


virtualization solutions that optimize the
delivery of applications and desktops to
millions of Intel Core2 and Centrino 2
processor-based devices, dramatically
reducing the cost of desktop management

HP Compaq Proliant Servers


turn 20 years old

Citrix Online unveils first


all-in-one screen recording
service GoView

Obama becomes the first president


with a smartphone

KEY EVENTS IN TECHNOLOGY

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