Jerry Yang Joins Workday Board of Directors

Internet Pioneer and Entrepreneur Brings Technology Vision and History of Innovation as New Director on the Workday Board of Directors

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PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 25, 2013) - Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for global human resources and finance, today announced the appointment of technology pioneer, Jerry Yang, to its Board of Directors. As a Director, Mr. Yang will offer his deep experience building technology products used by millions of people around the world as well as his leadership experience with global organizations, particularly in markets throughout Asia.

This appointment comes as Workday continues to build its business for the long term, taking advantage of technology shifts in cloud, mobile, and big data, as it helps global customers transform their businesses for future growth.

"In many ways Jerry Yang is synonymous with the Internet and the way we engage with it both from a consumer and enterprise perspective, and we are fortunate to benefit from that wisdom," said Aneel Bhusri, chairman, co-founder, and co-CEO, Workday. "As a technology visionary and global business leader, Jerry has great perspective to offer, and as we continue our global growth, he'll be a tremendous asset to Workday."

"I am excited to join the Workday Board at an exciting time in the company's growth and look forward to leveraging my past experience as a technologist and entrepreneur to provide advice as they continue to look at new areas of growth," said Jerry Yang, director, Workday Board of Directors. "It's clear that the enterprise is taking many cues from the consumer Internet, and Workday is taking full advantage of this shift. I look forward to supporting its compelling vision and global expansion plans."

About Jerry Yang
Mr. Yang is the founder of AME Cloud Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Yang also co-founded Yahoo! Inc. in 1995 and served on the Board of Directors and as a key member of the executive management team until January 2012. While at Yahoo!, he led a number of initiatives, including two of the biggest investments in the Internet: Yahoo Japan and Alibaba Group. 

Mr. Yang served as a director of Yahoo Japan Corporation (TSE: 4689) and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. until January 2012; and he was a director of Cisco Systems, Inc. from July 2000 to November 2012. He currently serves as a board observer for Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR:LNVGY). Mr. Yang holds a Master's Degree and Bachelor's Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and currently serves on Stanford University's Board of Trustees.

About Workday
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest organizations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

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