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Arthur van Hoff to Head Newly-Formed Marimba Advanced Development Laboratory
to Promote Technology Innovation

Marimba, Inc, a leading provider of systems management solutions built for
e-business, today announced the appointment of Simon Wynn to the post of
chief technology officer (CTO), reporting directly to Marimba president and
CEO, John Olsen.

Mr. Wynn assumes the position from Arthur van Hoff, a co-founder of Marimba.
Van Hoff, along with senior engineers and fellow co-founders, Sami Shaio and
Jonathan Payne, will be part of Marimba's newly-formed Advanced Development
Laboratory, and van Hoff will continue to report directly to Olsen. This
distinguished team of engineers will focus on technology innovation designed
to bring new, leading-edge products to market quickly. Van Hoff, Shaio and
Payne are well known as original members of the Sun Microsystems Java team.


As CTO, Wynn will be responsible for all technical aspects of Marimba's
product vision, including software development, product deployment,
strategic planning, new business opportunity assessment, as well as industry
standards.

"I am pleased to announce the promotion of Simon Wynn to the position of
CTO, and we welcome him as a member of our executive team," said Olsen.
"This appointment acknowledges Simon's past contributions and reflects his
leadership role within the company. Simon has been instrumental in helping
to secure Marimba's leadership position in the systems management market."

Wynn previously held consecutive positions of director of engineering,
engineering manager, and staff software engineer. Prior to Marimba, Wynn
served as a member of the senior technical staff at Oracle Corporation.
Earlier, he was project engineer and product development engineer at Dolby
Laboratories, Inc. Wynn holds a B.S. in Electronics and Communications
Engineering from the University of North London, United Kingdom.

Van Hoff said, "Simon's broad experience, solid technology background, and
business acumen will serve Marimba and its customers well. I look forward to
focusing on the Advanced Development Laboratory and, along with Sami and
Jonathan, providing vision for next-generation technologies and services."

About Marimba
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. 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.

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This press release contains forward-looking information 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 concern, among other
things, the ability of the Advance Development Laboratory to provide vision
for Marimba's next-generation technologies and services, as well as its
ability to focus on technology innovation designed to bring new,
leading-edge Marimba products to market quickly. Those results are subject
to a number of risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, the
performance of the executives mentioned above and the development and hiring
challenges that Marimba is likely to face; and the possible changes in the
roles and focus of members of Marimba's management. Actual results may
differ materially due to these and other factors. The matters discussed in
this press release 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 and 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
press release that may reflect events or circumstances occurring after the
date of this press release.

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