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Ixia Announces Four-Year $150 Million Revolving Credit Facility

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a provider of test and monitoring solutions that optimize networks and data centers to accelerate and secure application delivery, announced today that it has secured a four-year, $150 million Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility.

“Ixia’s strong execution and enhanced business model allow us to put this revolving line of credit in place under very favorable terms,” said Vic Alston, Ixia’s president and chief executive officer.

The credit facility includes an accordion option, which allows the company to increase the size of the facility by up to $50 million under certain circumstances, extending its total line of credit borrowing capability to $200 million.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch served as Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Book Runner, and Bank of America, N.A. acted as the Administrative Agent. Other participating banks included U.S. Bank National Association, Silicon Valley Bank, HSBC Bank USA, National Association, Barclays Bank PLC, Stifel Bank & Trust, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.

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Ixia solutions deliver actionable insight through real-time monitoring, real-world testing, and rapid assessment. This end-to-end visibility provides organizations with a complete understanding into user behavior, security vulnerabilities, network capacity, application performance, and IT resiliency. From the lab to the network to the cloud, Ixia solutions enable its customers to optimize networks and data centers to accelerate, secure, and scale application delivery. For more information, visit www.ixiacom.com.

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