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Pro Forma Diluted Loss Per Share of $0.18 on $11.0 Million in Total
Revenues

Marimba, Inc., a leading provider of systems management solutions built
for
e-business, today announced financial results for the first quarter
ended 31
March 2001. These results are consistent with the preliminary
first-quarter
results the company announced on 11 April 2001.

First-quarter revenues were $11.0 million, up 4 percent from $10.6
million
for the same period last year. Excluding $592,000 of amortisation
expense
for deferred stock compensation, diluted net loss for the first quarter
of
2001 would have been $4.2 million, or a loss of 18 cents per share.
Excluding $336,000 of amortisation expense, diluted net loss per share
for
the first quarter of 2000 would have been $323,000, or a loss of 1 cent
per
share. Including amortisation expense, net loss for the first quarter of
2001 was $4.8 million, or a diluted net loss of 20 cents per share,
compared
with a net loss of $659,000, or a diluted net loss of 3 cents per share,
for
the same period a year earlier.

"We are maintaining our strategic investments in new product development
to
support our long-term commitment to the systems management market. We
believe that this market will weather the current slowdown in IT
purchasing
to emerge even stronger, and we view our products as essential to its
long-term growth," said John Olsen, president and chief executive
officer of
Marimba. "At the same time, as we indicated in our earlier announcement
on
April 11th, we are prudently managing costs and expenses in line with
anticipated revenues in a difficult economic environment."

About Marimba
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA)
provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change
management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive
Internet
expertise allows Global 2000 companies to better manage their resources,
increase efficiency and reduce costs. For more information, please call
+44
118 949 7060 , or visit our web site at www.marimba.com.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by
these
sections. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding
Marimba's continued investments in new product development, the growth
and
strength of the systems management market, Marimba's role in the
long-term
growth of the systems management market, a slowdown in IT spending, and
Marimba's management of its costs and expenses. 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 a
decrease in net revenue which may be caused by delays in the timing of
sales
and the delivery of products or services, fluctuations in customer
demand,
challenges associated with expanding Marimba's sales reach and growing
the
company, Marimba's need to retain and hire key personnel, Marimba's
dependence on the success of its existing products and the market
acceptance
of its planned new products, competition from other vendors, Marimba's
need
to increase third-party distribution and other reseller and channel
relationships, the operational, technical and strategic challenges
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 systems 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 to the SEC and as may be updated or amended with
future
filings or submissions. 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 announcement.

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Marimba is a registered trademark, and Systems Management Built for
e-business is a trademark, of Marimba, Inc. in the U.S. and/or certain
other
countries. Other product, trademark, company or service names mentioned
herein are the property of their respective owners.


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