Splunk Announces Appointment of Sara Baack and Elisa Steele to Its Board of Directors

David Hornik Retires After 13 Years of Board Service

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Splunk
Inc.
(NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for
real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Sara Baack,
chief marketing officer of Equinix, and Elisa Steele, former CEO and
president of Jive Software, have been appointed to its Board of
Directors effective as of today. Long-standing director David Hornik has
retired from the Board effective as of today.


“Both Sara and Elisa bring valuable perspectives and diverse experience
in leadership roles at top technology companies,” said Doug Merritt,
President and CEO, Splunk. “The addition of Sara and Elisa further
strengthens our Board of Directors as Splunk enters the next phase of
customer success, innovation and growth. David Hornik has been an
exceptional member of the Splunk Board from its earliest days. We thank
him for his vision, leadership and many contributions to the company’s
success.”

Sara Baack brings more than 20 years of experience as a strategy,
marketing, and operations executive to the Splunk Board of Directors.
Baack currently serves as the chief marketing officer at Equinix, Inc.
Prior to Equinix, she held several senior vice president roles at Level
3 Communications, running product lines and business units and managing
merger integrations. She also worked in financial services as an
investment banker and private equity investor in the communications
sector. Sara holds an MBA from Harvard Business School with High
Distinction and a B.A. from Rice University.

“Splunk’s continued leadership in the analytics, cloud and machine
learning technology spaces is a compelling value proposition to be a
part of,” said Baack. “Splunk created the machine data analytics market
and is transforming industries by enabling its customers to turn data
into answers. I am honored to join the Splunk Board of Directors and
contribute to Splunk’s future success.”

Elisa Steele is a proven leader with more than 20 years of
experience leading and transforming technology companies. Steele was
most recently CEO of Jive Software and a member of the Jive Board of
Directors. Prior to Jive, Steele served as Microsoft’s chief marketing
officer and corporate vice president, consumer apps and services. She
also served as the chief marketing officer at Skype and as executive
vice president and chief marketing officer at Yahoo!. Steele has held
leadership roles at NetApp, Sun Microsystems and AT&T Business Services.
Steele holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a B.A. from
the University of New Hampshire.

“Splunk’s path to a global, technology powerhouse has been inspiring to
watch, and I am excited to now be part of and contribute to its
continued growth,” Steele said. “I have long admired Splunk’s vision and
leadership, and am thrilled to join the Splunk Board of Directors.”

David Hornik joined the Splunk Board of Directors in 2004 in connection
with Splunk’s first round of financing. He commented, “I have had a
tremendous journey with Splunk from just after its conception through
today’s position as an industry leader. I believe the company’s
opportunity is still in the early days.”

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) is the market leader in analyzing machine
data to deliver Operational Intelligence for security, IT and the
business. Splunk® software provides the enterprise machine data fabric
that drives digital transformation. More than 14,000 customers in over
110 countries use Splunk solutions in the cloud and on-premises. Join
millions of passionate users by trying Splunk software for free: http://www.splunk.com/free-trials.

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