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August 21, 2013 09:00 ET

Puppet Labs Recognized as One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America in Inc. Magazine' 2013 Inc. 500 List

Surge in Sales of Puppet Enterprise Earns Puppet Labs a Place on the Most Competitive Inc. 500 List to Date

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2013) - Inc. magazine has included Puppet Labs on its annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies in America. The list represents the most comprehensive look at today's successful privately owned companies. Puppet Enterprise enables system administrators to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels, boasting a robust customer base including Bank of America, Salesforce.com, Disney, eBay, NYSE, and Cisco. Strong sales earned Puppet Labs a place in the top quarter of the list, at 121st place.

"We're honored to be included on this amazing list," said Puppet Labs CEO and founder Luke Kanies. "Increasing reliance on virtualization and cloud technologies to power online business is causing a tectonic shift in the way IT teams approach and solve new challenges. Our growth is a testament to the urgent need for IT automation solutions that operate at the scale and speed demanded by modern businesses and their customers."

The 2013 Inc. 500, unveiled in the magazine's September issue, is the most competitive crop in the list's history. To make the cut, companies had to achieve a staggering minimum of 918.59 percent in sales growth. The aggregate revenues of this year's Inc. 500 is $14.1 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,739 percent. The companies on this year's list employed more than 52,100 people and generated over 44,912 jobs in the past three years. The complete list -- including company profiles and an interactive database sortable by industry, region, and other criteria -- can be found at www.inc.com/500.

"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.

About Puppet Labs
Puppet Labs, Inc. is the leader in IT automation. Puppet Labs' software provides system administrators the operational agility, efficiency and insight they need to proactively manage dynamic infrastructure, scaling from tens of servers to thousands, on-premise and in the cloud. Thousands of the world's leading organizations use Puppet Labs' software to configure and manage their IT infrastructure, including Citrix, eBay, NYSE, Cisco WebEx, Salesforce.com, Bank of America and PayPal. Based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs employs more than 180 people. The company is backed by investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, VMware, Cisco, True Ventures, Radar Partners, and Emerson Street Partners. To learn more, please visit http://www.puppetlabs.com

Puppet Labs and Puppet are trademarks of Puppet Labs Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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