VeriSign Appoints Herb Hribar as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Registry Services

Veteran Internet Leader Brings Strong Operating Experience and Track-Record

In Growing Infrastructure Businesses



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from VeriSign, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ --
 VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust
 services, today announced that it has appointed veteran Internet executive
 Herb Hribar as Executive Vice President and General Manager of VeriSign's
 Global Registry Services group. Hribar, formerly CEO of Interliant, will join
 VeriSign to lead the expansion of service offerings from the company's
 globally deployed registration and resolution infrastructure that currently
 supports the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS).  Hribar will oversee
 development, operations and business development of new and existing services
 at the Global Registry.  This global infrastructure, based on an authoritative
 database of domain names, is critical to the routing and resolution of domain
 names globally, and will serve as the basis for new VeriSign offerings in the
 future.
     "Herb's leadership, vision and extensive Internet business experience
 makes him an invaluable addition to our senior management team," said Stratton
 Sclavos, president and CEO of VeriSign. "Our rapid growth demanded that we
 recruit an aggressive, experienced leader to oversee the VeriSign Global
 Registry. Herb brings a significant background in managing network businesses
 and intimate Internet knowledge that we hope to leverage as we build out the
 Internet's most trusted utility."
     "I am delighted to join the strongest Internet infrastructure company in
 the world," said Hribar. "Everyday VeriSign's Global Registry business makes
 the Internet work and come alive for businesses and consumers worldwide, and I
 look forward to applying my background to help implement the VeriSign mission
 of enabling everyone, everywhere to use the Internet with absolute
 confidence."
     Hribar joins VeriSign after an extensive executive career with some of the
 world's leading Internet and telecommunications companies. Immediately before
 joining VeriSign, Hribar was the CEO and president at Interliant, Inc, a
 leading publicly traded Internet application service provider. Prior to
 Interliant, Hribar was the president and COO of Verio Inc., president of
 Ameritech Cellular Services, Vice President of Sprint and Sprint International
 and also a Vice President at GTE Telenet.
 
     About VeriSign
     VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure
 services to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and
 individuals. The company's domain name, digital certificate and payment
 services provide the critical Web identity, authentication and transaction
 infrastructure that online businesses require to conduct secure e-commerce and
 communications.  VeriSign's services are available through its Web site
 (www.verisign.com) or through its direct sales force and reseller partners
 around the world.
 
     Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information
 constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's
 actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such
 forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include,
 among others, VeriSign's limited operating history under its current business
 structure, uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential
 fluctuations in quarterly operating results, increased competition, risks
 associated with the company's international business and risks related to
 potential security breaches. More information about potential factors that
 could affect the company's business and financial results is included in
 VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially in
 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking
 statements after the date of this press release.
     VeriSign is a registered trademark of VeriSign, Inc. Other names may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ --
 VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq:   VRSN), the leading provider of Internet trust
 services, today announced that it has appointed veteran Internet executive
 Herb Hribar as Executive Vice President and General Manager of VeriSign's
 Global Registry Services group. Hribar, formerly CEO of Interliant, will join
 VeriSign to lead the expansion of service offerings from the company's
 globally deployed registration and resolution infrastructure that currently
 supports the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS).  Hribar will oversee
 development, operations and business development of new and existing services
 at the Global Registry.  This global infrastructure, based on an authoritative
 database of domain names, is critical to the routing and resolution of domain
 names globally, and will serve as the basis for new VeriSign offerings in the
 future.
     "Herb's leadership, vision and extensive Internet business experience
 makes him an invaluable addition to our senior management team," said Stratton
 Sclavos, president and CEO of VeriSign. "Our rapid growth demanded that we
 recruit an aggressive, experienced leader to oversee the VeriSign Global
 Registry. Herb brings a significant background in managing network businesses
 and intimate Internet knowledge that we hope to leverage as we build out the
 Internet's most trusted utility."
     "I am delighted to join the strongest Internet infrastructure company in
 the world," said Hribar. "Everyday VeriSign's Global Registry business makes
 the Internet work and come alive for businesses and consumers worldwide, and I
 look forward to applying my background to help implement the VeriSign mission
 of enabling everyone, everywhere to use the Internet with absolute
 confidence."
     Hribar joins VeriSign after an extensive executive career with some of the
 world's leading Internet and telecommunications companies. Immediately before
 joining VeriSign, Hribar was the CEO and president at Interliant, Inc, a
 leading publicly traded Internet application service provider. Prior to
 Interliant, Hribar was the president and COO of Verio Inc., president of
 Ameritech Cellular Services, Vice President of Sprint and Sprint International
 and also a Vice President at GTE Telenet.
 
     About VeriSign
     VeriSign, Inc. is the leading provider of trusted infrastructure
 services to Web sites, enterprises, electronic commerce service providers and
 individuals. The company's domain name, digital certificate and payment
 services provide the critical Web identity, authentication and transaction
 infrastructure that online businesses require to conduct secure e-commerce and
 communications.  VeriSign's services are available through its Web site
 (www.verisign.com) or through its direct sales force and reseller partners
 around the world.
 
     Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information
 constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause VeriSign's
 actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such
 forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include,
 among others, VeriSign's limited operating history under its current business
 structure, uncertainty of future revenue and profitability and potential
 fluctuations in quarterly operating results, increased competition, risks
 associated with the company's international business and risks related to
 potential security breaches. More information about potential factors that
 could affect the company's business and financial results is included in
 VeriSign's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, especially in
 the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 VeriSign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking
 statements after the date of this press release.
     VeriSign is a registered trademark of VeriSign, Inc. Other names may be
 trademarks of their respective owners.
 
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