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Fourth-Quarter Proforma Diluted Loss Per Share of $0.07
on $11.3 Million in Total Revenues

Marimba, Inc, a leading provider of Internet infrastructure management
solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and
year ended December 31, 2000.

Fourth-quarter revenues were $11.3 million, up 12 percent from $10.1
for the same period last year. Excluding $575,000 of amortisation expense
for deferred stock compensation, diluted net loss for the fourth quarter
2000 would have been $1.7 million, or a loss of 7 cents per share.
$365,000 of amortisation expense, diluted net loss per share for the
quarter of 1999 would have been $138,000, or a loss of 1 cent per share.
Including amortisation expense, net loss for the fourth quarter of 2000
$2.3 million, or a diluted net loss of 10 cents per share, compared with a
net loss of $503,000, or a diluted net loss of 2 cents per share, for the
same period a year earlier.
For full-year 2000, total revenues reached $44.0 million, up 40 percent
revenues of $31.4 million for 1999. Excluding amortisation expense for
deferred stock compensation and other non-operating charges, diluted net
loss for 2000 would have been $4.2 million, or a loss of 18 cents per
On the same basis, diluted net loss for 1999 would have been $2.8 million,
or a loss of 15 cents per share. Including amortisation expense and other
non-operating charges, net loss for 2000 was $9.7 million, or a diluted
loss of 42 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $4.2 million, or a
diluted net loss of 22 cents per share, for 1999.

"We're encouraged by our overall revenue growth for the quarter, despite
slowdown in the economy," said John Olsen, president and chief executive
officer. "In addition, we continue to execute our strategic plan for
renewed investment in the business. As part of this plan, we've doubled
quota-bearing sales personnel since the second quarter. Additionally, we
currently refining Marimba's product roadmap to anticipate and respond to
market needs. We believe that Marimba is positioned for a successful
Olsen said.

New Marimba customers during the fourth quarter included Barclays Global
Investors, Columbia HCA Healthcare, Medtronic, Net Ledger, ParentWatch,
Safeguard Scientific, and Well Point Health Networks/Blue Cross. Repeat
customers included Exodus Communications, Pfizer and Rhythms

Marimba has scheduled a conference call for today at 1:45 p.m. PT/4:45
ET to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter. Those
in participating are invited to call 719-457-2633, passcode 546595,
approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the teleconference. In
addition, there will be a replay available for one week at 719-457-0820,
passcode 546595. An archived Webcast of the call may be accessed at
approximately 5:00 p.m. PT/8:00 p.m. today on Marimba's Web site at

and will be available
through January 24, 2001.

In a separate release issued today, Marimba announced the appointment of
new executives. See news release dated January 17, 2001, "Marimba
Two Additions to its Executive Team."

About Marimba

Marimba is a leading provider of Internet infrastructure management
solutions, enabling companies to leverage the Internet to deliver more
powerful and cost-effective content, applications and services to their
customers, employees and business partners. From Timbale for servers, to
Castanet for desktops, and UpdateNow for devices, Marimba provides
management solutions for the full range of Internet computing models.
Marimba's Managed Service Provider (MSP) Division,, provides
content delivery, performance monitoring and reporting services that are
accessed over the Internet and sold on a subscription basis. Marimba and are headquartered in Mountain View, California, and can be
reached at +44 118 949 7060, or via email at


For more information visit our Web sites at and

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the
safe harbors created by this section. These forward-looking statements
include statements regarding an industry-wide slowdown in IT spending,
Marimba's execution of its strategic plan, Marimba's refinement of its
product roadmap and its positioning for 2001. The results expected by the
forward-looking statements in this announcement are subject to a number of
risks and uncertainties, including: the ability of Marimba to effectively
manage its costs against uncertain revenue expectations, the potential for
decrease in net revenue which may be caused by delays in the timing of
and the delivery of products or services, fluctuations in customer and
market demand, challenges associated with growing the company, Marimba's
need to retain key personnel, Marimba's dependence on the success of its
Castanet product family and increasing market acceptance of its Timbale
product family and service offering, competition from other
vendors, Marimba's need to increase third-party distribution and other
reseller relationships, the operational, technical and strategic
Marimba faces in developing new products (which may affect its ability to
release new products on schedule and the degree to which the products are
accepted by customers), and general economic, technological and market
conditions, which could affect the level of demand for Internet
infrastructure management solutions in general and Marimba's products in
particular. Actual results may differ materially from the results
anticipated by these forward-looking statements due to the factors listed
above and other factors. The matters discussed in this announcement also
involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Marimba's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In particular,
see the Risk Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed Annual
Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, each as submitted
the SEC and as may be updated or amended with future filings or
Marimba undertakes no obligation to release publicly any updates or
revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement
that may reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this

Marimba, Castanet and UpdateNow are registered trademarks, and Timbale and are trademarks, of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain
countries. Other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned
herein are the property of their respective owners.

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