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Keith Block Named Salesforce.com President and Vice Chairman

Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world's #1 CRM platform (http://www.salesforce.com/), today announced that Keith Block has joined the company as President and Vice Chairman, leading the company's global sales, customer support and consulting services organizations. In addition, Block has been appointed to salesforce.com's Board of Directors.

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Block has led winning sales, consulting and engineering teams for nearly 30 years. In his most recent role as Oracle's Executive Vice President of North America Sales & Consulting, Block led an 11,000-person team and built a multi-billion dollar sales business unit that achieved record revenue growth and margin expansion over the span of 10 years.

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"We are thrilled to welcome Keith to salesforce.com," said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "His exceptional track record leading sales, consulting and engineering teams makes him a powerful addition to our world-class distribution and leadership team."
"14 years ago, salesforce.com completely changed the face of enterprise software and they are once again leading a new era of software with next generation social and mobile cloud technologies," said Keith Block, President and Vice Chairman, salesforce.com.

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