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Burke Norton Joins as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Burke Norton Joins as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer16:05 EDT Thursday, October 20, 2011SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing ( company, today announced that Burke Norton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Reporting to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, Norton is an accomplished general counsel and business executive with more than 16 years of experience in the technology industry.(Logo: on the News:"We are thrilled to have someone with Burke's expertise join the team," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, "The combination of his legal, corporate and government affairs, and business experience in the technology industry make him a perfect match.""As the leader in cloud computing, and its social enterprise solutions have a tremendous opportunity ahead of them," said Burke Norton, EVP and CLO, "I'm thrilled to become part of the team creating the future of the technology industry."Burke Norton's Role at his role as Chief Legal Officer for, Norton will lead the teams responsible for all legal affairs of the company including corporate and securities law, litigation, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, employment law and corporate governance matters.As an Executive Vice President, Norton will join the executive leadership team in driving's strategic direction.Background on Norton:Prior to joining, Burke served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Expedia since October 2006. Before Expedia, he was a partner at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C. where he practiced corporate and securities law for 11 years, representing emerging growth and technology companies.Norton holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.Additional resourcesFollow @salesforce on Twitter.Become a fan of on Facebook: Salesforce.comWith more than 100,000 customers, is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the social enterprise. Social enterprises leverage social, mobile and open cloud technologies to put customers at the heart of their business. Based on's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and application services include:Salesforce Chatter, a secure, private social network for your businessSalesforce Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact managementSalesforce Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutionsSalesforce Radian6, for social media monitoring and engagementSalesforce, for the most complete source of accurate business dataAppExchange, the leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing, for custom application developmentHeroku, for building social and mobile customer, the world's first enterprise cloud databaseAny unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.©2011, inc. All rights reserved., Salesforce, Chatter, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Radian6, Jigsaw, AppExchange,, Heroku, and all associated logos are trademarks of, inc. in the United States and other countries.  Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.SOURCE salesforce.comFor further information: Jane Hynes of, +1-415-901-5079,