Gartner, Inc. announced the appointedto the Karen E. Dykstra Board and the Audit Committee of the Board, each effective December 8, 2023. Ms. Dykstra was a member of the Board from July 25, 2007 to June 8, 2023. She resigned to focus on her role as chief financial officer and executive vice president of VMware, Inc. (?VMware?), a position she held from June 9, 2023 until November 27, 2023 (following the closing of Broadcom Inc.?s acquisition of VMware on November 22, 2023).

Ms. Dykstra served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from November 2013 to July 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer from September 2012 to November 2013 of AOL, Inc., an online service provider. From January 2007 until December 2010, Ms. Dykstra was a Partner of Plainfield Asset Management LLC (?Plainfield?), and she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Plainfield Direct LLC, Plainfield?s business development company, from May 2006 to 2010, and as a director from 2007 to 2010. Prior thereto, she spent over 25 years with Automatic Data Processing, Inc., serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer from January 2003 to May 2006, and prior thereto as Vice President ?

Finance, Corporate Controller and in other capacities. Ms. Dykstra is a director of Arm Limited and a former director of VMware; Crane Co.; AOL, Inc.; and Boston Properties, Inc. As a director, Ms. Dykstra will receive the same compensation as Gartner, Inc.?s other non-employee directors, prorated based on date of appointment. The compensation program is described in Gartner, Inc.?s definitive proxy statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 17, 2023.