Violin Memory Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

Mountain View, Calif. – August 26, 2013 Violin Memory, Inc., provider of memory-based storage systems, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Violin Memory plans to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “VMEM.”

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities, and BofA Merrill Lynch will act as lead joint book-running managers for the offering.  Barclays is acting as a book-running manager.   Baird and Pacific Crest Securities will act as co-managers.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 866-803-9204; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, telephone: 800-503-4611 or email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com; and BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, New York, 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department or email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com.

Contact:

Financial

NMN Advisors
Investor Relations (for Violin Memory)
Nicole Noutsios
510-315-1003
nicole@nmnadvisors.com

Media
Eastwick
Suzanne Chan
415.820.4165
violin@eastwick.com