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Citrix Opens New State-of-the-Art Office in Downtown Raleigh

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Citrix(R) today announced the grand opening of its new office in the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh. Citrix transformed an abandoned warehouse into a 170,000 square-foot new-generation modern workplace designed to stimulate creativity, collaboration, productivity, and employee engagement. The environmentally-forward workplace design, combined with Citrix Mobile WorkspaceTM technologies, embodies and underscores the company’s core vision of the mobility-transformed business that allows people to work better and live better.

New Citrix Raleigh building grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured left to right): Stev

New Citrix Raleigh building grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured left to right): Steve Nicholson, Sr. Director Real Estate Strategy & Operations, Citrix; Nancy McFarlane, Raleigh Mayor; Phil Olson, Alliance Architecture; Mark Templeton, CEO, Citrix; Tim Dockery, The Crown Companies, LLC; Jesse Lipson, VP & GM, Citrix; Steve Rice, RCI Builders; Pat McCrory, North Carolina Governor; Tom Darden, Cherokee; Mary-Ann Baldwin, Raleigh City Councilor At-Large (Photo: Business Wire)

The unique spaces in the workplace range from open booths in high-traffic areas that invite passersby to spontaneously collaborate; to conference areas made out of retrofitted transatlantic shipping containers; to meeting spaces in a rooftop garden that remove the employee from the day-to-day frenzy of the office environment and inspire creativity. This new workplace, integrated with Citrix technologies, is an expression of what business customers need: new levels of flexibility to drive change; creative space to amplify collaborative, design-led thinking; support for a culture of work-life balance and healthy lifestyles that enable greater employee engagement.

Citrix business in Raleigh started with the acquisition of the company’s secure file sync and sharing solution, ShareFile(R). Since the company’s acquisition of ShareFile in the fourth quarter of 2011, ShareFile revenue has quadrupled and has become a core element of the company’s overall solution. Jesse Lipson, who founded ShareFile, continues to drive the vision for this rapidly expanding business and the company’s commitment to the local community. Moving forward, the company is expanding the Raleigh location to include all Citrix teams and be a central hub for local customers, partners, and the entire Citrix ecosystem.

This innovative perspective is reflected in the revitalization of downtown Raleigh. The downtown area is evolving into a modern urban location for tech businesses, restaurants and shops. The Citrix Raleigh location will be able to accommodate up to 900 employees and offers amenities designed to attract, motivate and retain high-performing employees. These include a storage facility for 80 bicycles, along with a bicycle exchange program that offers employees the chance to ride to lunch or run errands during the day. The building further enhances employee life with a game room full of activities chosen by employee vote, including a racquetball court, basketball court, fitness center, yoga studio and bocce ball courts. In addition, as a socially responsible corporation, Citrix developed the building with the community and the environment in mind. The adaptive reuse building is environmentally sustainable including a 55-foot-long living wall covered in vegetation, a two-story ceiling with shades that adjust to natural light and numerous other features supporting LEED Gold certification.

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Mark Templeton, CEO, Citrix

“The move to downtown marks an exciting new chapter in the company’s history as we continue to expand into new markets and geographies. Raleigh is experiencing tremendous business growth and has firmly established itself as a hub of innovation on the East Coast. We’re focused on attracting top tech talent from the area, and the new space will allow us to showcase the collaborative culture and technology that is integral to the Citrix vision of delivering new ways to empower people to work better.”

Jesse Lipson, Vice President and General Manager, Citrix

“The decision by Citrix leadership to make Raleigh a ‘Tier 1′ location will help us both retain top local talent and attract top talent from elsewhere, which is good for people and great for our company. One of our core cultural beliefs is to be an incubator and a driver of innovation. We love being first – so being first into a neighborhood that is being reborn is a perfect fit for us. Having a workplace like this will ensure that we attract and retain the very best people and that innovation, and the resulting business growth, will continue to thrive and prosper here in Raleigh.”

Nancy McFarlane, Mayor, Raleigh

“Raleigh is committed to the continued redevelopment of our downtown warehouse district and we are thrilled that Citrix has invested in the growth of this community. The area has started to hum with new activity including new entrepreneurial start-ups, art galleries, and restaurants. We believe the new Citrix office space complements the overall modern feel of the surrounding neighborhood that will help attract more business and top tech talent to the area while also providing an inspiring environment for existing employees.”

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About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leader in mobile workspaces, providing virtualization, mobility management, networking and cloud services to enable new ways to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, personal workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. This year Citrix is celebrating 25 years of innovation, making IT simpler and people more productive. With annual revenue in 2013 of $2.9 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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