MySQL AB Adds Dana Evan to its Board of Directors

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CFO of VeriSign Brings Valuable Experience in Managing High-Tech Growth
to Open Source Database Vendor

Cupertino, Calif. -- September 6, 2006 -- MySQL AB, developer of the world’s most popular open source database, today announced the election of a new independent member to its board of directors: Dana Evan, CFO and executive vice president of Finance and Administration for VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN).

“We enthusiastically welcome Dana and her vast experience to our company,” said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB. “As VeriSign’s CFO, she has been directly involved in the operations of successfully building a start-up into a billion dollar business -- including overseeing corporate compliance and managing mergers and acquisitions. We look forward to her advice and input as we continue our own growth as a software vendor.”

“Enterprises have to face an ever increasing set of complexities in today’s business environment and MySQL’s unique solutions for the open source environment and robust set of database services answer many of those challenges,” said Ms. Evan. ”I look forward to bringing the breadth of my experience to MySQL’s future successes and opportunities.”

Dana Evan biography

As VeriSign’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and executive vice president of Finance and Administration, Ms. Evan is responsible for managing all worldwide company operations related to finance and accounting, human resources, legal matters and investor relations.

Over the past decade, she has been a key member of VeriSign’s executive management team, helping to set business strategy and grow the company from a small, venture-backed start-up to a global corporation relied upon to provide intelligent infrastructure services for millions of users, including nearly all of the Fortune 500, government bodies, hundreds of thousands of small businesses, and over one thousand telecommunications carriers and service providers.

Ms. Evan has over 20 years of experience specializing in finance and accounting for high technology companies, including Portal Software, Identix, Inc., and Delphi Ventures. Previously, she was a senior manager at KPMG Peat Marwick, where she had a wide range of responsibilities including business planning and consulting, managing client audits and financial reporting services, litigation support, and client account management. Ms. Evan holds a B.A. degree in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Santa Clara. Besides MySQL AB, Ms. Evan also sits on the board of directors for Omniture, Inc.

About MySQL

MySQL AB develops and supports a family of high performance, affordable database products -- including MySQL Network, a comprehensive set of certified software and premium support services. The company's flagship product is the MySQL Server, the world's most popular open source database, with more than 10 million active installations. Many of the world's largest organizations, including Yahoo!, Alcatel, The Associated Press, Suzuki and NASA are realizing significant cost savings by using MySQL to power high-volume Web sites, business-critical enterprise applications and packaged software.

With headquarters in Sweden and the United States -- and operations around the world -- MySQL AB supports both open source values and corporate customers' needs in a profitable, sustainable business. For more information about MySQL, please visit


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