Marimba Strengthens Executive Management Team Monday 22 October 2001 PDF Print Appoints Executives to Positions of Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of Customer Services 19 October 2001 - Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, today announced the appointment of two vice presidents as a part of its executive management team. Kia Behnia, formerly vice president of product management, was named vice president of marketing, a position recently vacated by Rich Wyckoff when Marimba's board of directors appointed him to the position of president and CEO. Mr. Behnia will be reporting directly to Mr. Wyckoff. Craig Parks, formerly vice president of strategic initiatives, was appointed vice president of customer services, also reporting to Mr. Wyckoff. "With the appointment of Kia and Craig to these new positions, we continue to build a strong executive team," said Wyckoff. "Kia has deep industry and product knowledge that will help Marimba further refine its product strategy and marketing programmes. Craig will bring together all of Marimba's technical customer-facing activities in the company under one umbrella, which should allow us to be more productive and ultimately provide even better customer service. I am pleased to announce their new roles, and look forward to their contributions to Marimba's success." As vice president of marketing for Marimba, Mr. Behnia is responsible for the development and management of Marimba's product strategy and marketing programmes. He previously held the position of vice president of product management for Marimba, and was responsible for the direction of product development and product strategy for the company. Mr. Behnia also previously served as director of technology for Marimba. In that role, he served as a liaison between Marimba's key customers and strategic partners and its product development team. Prior to joining Marimba, Mr. Behnia served as a senior member of the technical team for Tivoli Systems Inc., which was acquired by IBM. Mr. Behnia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from University of California at Davis. As vice president of customer services at Marimba, Mr. Parks is responsible for all of Marimba's technical customer-facing activities, including customer care, which was previously managed by Scott Bajtos, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Mr. Parks will also be managing field services, and customer education. He previously held the position of vice president of strategic initiatives and was responsible for corporate programmes and strategic alliances. Mr. Parks also previously served as vice president of field services for Marimba. Prior to joining Marimba, Mr. Parks served as director of systems engineering, Western North American for Tivoli Systems Inc., which was acquired by IBM. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. About Marimba Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) provides systems management solutions built for e-business. Marimba's Server Management, Desktop/Mobile Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs. For more information, please call +44 118 949 7060, or visit our Web site at http://www.marimba.com This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by this section. These forward-looking statements concern, among other things, Marimba's building of a strong management team and the expected contributions of the Marimba executives mentioned above. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including without limitation, the performance of the executives mentioned above and the development, marketing, sales, support and hiring challenges that Marimba is likely to face. 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. 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