SOURCE: VeriSign, Inc.

March 23, 2007 09:00 ET

VeriSign Ranked Among FORTUNE's 2007 List of "America's Most Admired Companies"

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 23, 2007 -- VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world, announced today it has been named to FORTUNE's list of "America's Most Admired Companies" for 2007. VeriSign debuted as one of the top five companies in the Information Technology Services category and achieved high scores for the use of its corporate assets, its social responsibility initiatives and the quality of its management team.

"We are honored to have achieved this recognition," said Stratton Sclavos, chairman and chief executive officer, VeriSign. "VeriSign has consistently invested in building an organization that delivers distinctive value to its customers and shareholders. Achieving this prestigious milestone demonstrates our success in doing so, and is a testament to the contributions of our employees whose strong support and contributions yield continuous improvements in our company."

VeriSign received this honor primarily for the strategic use of its corporate assets that help address critical business needs. The company recently announced a $100 million investment to expand its global Internet infrastructure by 2010, preparing the network to manage the explosive surge in interactions taking place as e-commerce, social networking and Internet-enabled wireless devices place huge new demands on the Internet.

Described as the "definitive report card on corporate reputations," FORTUNE's annual list of "America's Most Admired Companies" is based on a survey of the top managers and analysts representing a total of 616 companies in 68 industries. Participants are asked to rate companies in their respective industries based on eight attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, and quality of products/services. Only the best are listed as most admired.

The list and related stories appear in the March 19 issue of FORTUNE and are currently available online at

About VeriSign

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN) operates digital infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at

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