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Report celebrates 1000 firms of 'exceptional importance' to UK economy

London, UK - 4th December 2013 - Mimecast was named by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) as one of its 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in a landmark independent research report looking across all industry sectors in the UK economy. Mimecast was profiled in the report and is one of just over 100 tech sector firms nationwide to be listed.

Peter Bauer, CEO and co-founder of Mimecast, commented: "We are honoured to receive this recognition from the LSE for our sustained business performance. To be selected from a growing and impressive tech sector in the UK as an example for others is very flattering. Just a moment reading this report can't fail but inspire us all. It is a great, and much needed, showcase for the success, talent and innovation shown by a diverse range of UK-based firms across so many sectors of the economy."

He continued: "This report makes a key point - the importance for entrepreneurs of taking the long view. To have ambition. To look beyond the quick sale or exit strategy. To build world-beating not just local companies. The last ten years for Mimecast have been exciting. Challenging of course but exciting none the less. But we have our eyes on the horizon - always thinking about how we reach our next set of long-term goals."

1000 Companies to Inspire Britain is a celebration of some of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK. As well as identifying 1,000 companies, the publication examines in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs, and looks at the sectors and trends that will shape the future of the UK economy.

The report was compiled and audited by Growth Intelligence, a UK software company specialising in monitoring the real-time data footprint of UK companies. To be considered for inclusion in the report, companies had to meet a range of criteria. These included being UK based, having a turnover of between £6-250 million in the last 12 months and a minimum of three years in operation. Companies had to demonstrate not only a positive growth in revenue over the last four years, but also an increase in employee numbers, workspace, contract wins or patent filings.

Mimecast also appeared in the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA list for 2013 announced 29th November. Mimecast was placed 265 in the 2013 EMEA list and 45 in the Deloitte UK Fast 50 announced earlier in the month, its fourth consecutive year in the rankings.

About Mimecast
Mimecast (www.mimecast.com) delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office 365, including archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves more than 8,000 customers and two million users worldwide and has offices in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and the Channel Islands.

Further information on the London Stock Exchange and its report can be found at: www.lseg.com and www.1000companies.com.

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