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VeriSign Completes Acquisition of GeoTrust

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA., September 5, 2006 – VeriSign, Inc., (NASDAQ: VRSN),
the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for Internet and
telecommunications networks, today announced the successful completion of its
acquisition of GeoTrust, a provider of identity verification and network security
The acquisition enables GeoTrust's extensive customer base and well developed channel
of more than 9,000 direct resellers in more than 140 countries to benefit from VeriSign's
deep SSL Certificate heritage and global support network.
The purchase price of the acquisition is approximately $125 million and is being
accounted for as a purchase transaction. The transaction is not material to VeriSign's
current Q3 financial guidance as provided on its July 20, 2006 earnings call. VeriSign
expects the acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in 2007. Additional financial
information on the acquisition will be provided on the Q3 2006 earnings call.

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About VeriSign
VeriSign, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSN), operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable
and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data
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For more information, contact:
Media Relations: Monisha Khanna, mkhanna@verisign.com, 650-426-4522
Investor Relations: Tom McCallum, tmccallum@verisign.com, 650-426-3744