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Mark P. Mellin Elected to Rackspace Hosting Board of Directors

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX), the world's leader in hosting, today announced that Mark P. Mellin was elected to Rackspace's Board of Directors at its annual meeting of stockholders, held on May 13, 2009. Mr. Mellin has also been appointed to serve as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee.

"Through innovation and dedicated focus on Fanatical Support®, Rackspace continues to hold its position as the world’s leader in hosting,” said Lanham Napier, president and CEO, Rackspace Hosting. "We are honored to have Mark Mellin’s financial expertise and background in our corner and are confident that his guidance will lend to the continued success of our company.”

Mark P. Mellin is a certified public accountant and previously was the managing partner of the San Antonio office of Arthur Andersen LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm. During his tenure at Arthur Andersen, Mr. Mellin oversaw the operations of the audit, tax and consulting practice of the San Antonio office and served as an auditor and financial advisor to numerous public and private companies. Additionally, Mr. Mellin was senior vice-president and chief financial officer of Ilex Oncology, Inc., a San Antonio publicly traded bio-pharmaceutical company which was acquired by Genzyme Corporation.

About Rackspace Hosting

As the leader and specialist in hosting services, Rackspace® Hosting is changing the way businesses worldwide buy IT. Rackspace delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support®, furthering the company’s mission to be one of the world’s greatest service companies. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for in the US, ranking number 43 on the list. Rackspace's portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting (www.rackspace.com), email hosting (www.mailtrust.com) and cloud hosting (www.mosso.com). For more information on Rackspace Hosting please visit www.rackspace.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Rackspace Hosting could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements concerning anticipated operational and financial benefits from Rackspace strategies related to additions or changes in leadership, any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the continuation of the current difficult economic conditions or further fluctuations, disruptions, instability or downturns in the economy, the effectiveness of managing company growth, infrastructure failures, technological and competitive factors, regulatory factors, and other risks that are described in our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2008, which was filed with the SEC on May 12, 2009. Except as required by law, Rackspace Hosting assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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