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Seema Kumar Joins New Relic as Chief Marketing Officer

Experienced SaaS marketer to help drive company’s next phase of growth

San Francisco - May 14, 2020

New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR), the industry’s largest and most comprehensive cloud-based observability platform built to help customers create more perfect software, today announced the appointment of Seema Kumar as Chief Marketing Officer. Kumar is an accomplished go-to-market leader with experience driving success for high-growth SaaS companies, including Salesforce and ServiceChannel. Reporting to President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Christenson, Kumar will be responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy and operations.

“I’m pleased to welcome Seema to New Relic’s executive team,” said Christenson. “Her experience leading marketing organizations at top SaaS companies will be invaluable for New Relic as we drive our next phase of growth.”

“New Relic has built an incredible brand, supported by a loyal community of customers,” said Kumar. “I look forward to joining the company and supporting its noble mission of creating more perfect software.”

Forward-Looking Statements

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