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Check Point Software Technologies Announces Appointment of Mr. Shai Weiss to its Board of Directors

December 17, 2018

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, announced today the appointment of Mr. Shai Weiss to its board of directors. Mr. Weiss is the appointed Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Atlantic, one of the most innovative airlines in the world.

Mr. Weiss joined Virgin Atlantic as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2014 From Virgin Management Ltd, where he had been an Investment Partner since 2012 and was a Founding Partner of Virgin Green Fund.

Mr. Weiss has extensive financial and operational expertise. Prior to joining Virgin Group, he held several senior management positions at ntl:Telewest (now Virgin Media), the UK and Europe’s largest cable operator. Mr. Weiss was part of the turn-around of ntl with roles including Managing Director of Consumer Products, Director of Operations, and Director of Financial Planning for the Consumer division. Mr. Weiss was also behind the merger between Virgin Mobile UK and ntl:Telewest and the re-brand to Virgin Media. Prior to ntl, Mr. Weiss established the European office of early-stage technology venture fund JVP and was a senior associate with Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Weiss will replace David Rubner, who is retiring from Check Point’s board of directors. David has served on our board of directors for 20 years. David has been a founding father of the Israel hi-tech industry, establishing ECI in 1970 and leading it until 2000. We would like to thank David for his long term service on our board and wish Mr. Weiss success in his new role.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

INVESTOR CONTACT: Kip E. Meintzer Check Point Software Technologies +1.650.628.2040 ir@checkpoint.com

MEDIA CONTACT:Chris NavaltaCheck Point Software Technologies+1.650.628.2260 press@checkpoint.com

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