Upland Software Announces Acquisition

Purchase Expands Upland's Digital Engagement Product Family

Jan 11, 2016, 18:08 ET from Upland Software, Inc.

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Upland Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:  UPLD), a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management applications, today announced an acquisition that expands its Digital Engagement product family.

The acquisition, Upland's tenth in four years, builds on the company's current market leading cloud-based web content management and two-way text messaging offerings by adding a powerful new cloud-based website analytics offering.

The acquisition, which closed today, will add approximately $4.5 million to Upland's revenues in 2016 and will be accretive to Adjusted EBITDA per share within the first year of closing.

Catapult Advisors LLC advised Upland Software on the transaction.  Additional details regarding the transaction are contained in the Form 8-k dated January 11, 2016 and available on the Upland website investor page, which can be viewed here: http://investor.uplandsoftware.com/

About Upland Software

Upland Software (Nasdaq:  UPLD) is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Our family of applications connects people through technology, automates the flow of work, and brings visibility to all aspects of organizations. With more than 1,600 customers and over 225,000 users around the world at the beginning of 2015, Upland Software solutions help teams in IT, marketing, finance, professional services, manufacturing, and process excellence run their operations smoothly, adapt to change quickly, and achieve better results every day. To learn more, visit www.uplandsoftware.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement our consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted EBITDA, non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, and constant currency revenue.

We use these non-GAAP financial measures for financial and operational decision-making and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons. Our management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our performance and liquidity by excluding certain expenses and expenditures that may not be indicative of our recurring core business operating results, such as our revenues excluding the impact for foreign currency fluctuations or our operating performance excluding not only non-cash charges, but also discrete cash charges that are infrequent in nature. We believe that both management and investors benefit from referring to these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing our performance and when planning, forecasting, and analyzing future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to our historical performance and liquidity as well as comparisons to our competitors' operating results. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and they are used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the health of our business. For a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, see the tables provided below in this release.

Upland defines Adjusted EBITDA as net loss, calculated in accordance with GAAP, plus discontinued operations, depreciation and amortization expense, interest expense, net, other expense (income), net, provision for income taxes, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related expenses, and non-recurring litigation expenses.

Upland defines non-GAAP net income (loss) as its net income (loss), plus the impact of amortization of purchased intangible assets, amortization debt discount, adjustments to original acquisition-based purchase accounting, stock-based compensation expenses, third party acquisition-related costs, non-recurring litigation expenses, and the related tax effect of the adjustments above.

Upland defines constant currency revenue as reported revenue adjusted for foreign currency exchange rates. In order to compute constant currency revenue, Upland converts the current period's local currency revenue using the average exchange rates from the equivalent prior period to arrive at constant currency revenue. The foreign exchange impact equals the difference between the current period revenue in U.S. dollars and the current period revenue in constant currency.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact and often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may" or similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: our financial performance and our ability to achieve, sustain or increase profitability or predict financial results; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to deliver high-quality customer service; lack of demand growth for Enterprise Work Management applications; our ability to effectively manage our growth; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions and mergers; maintaining our senior management and key personnel; our ability to maintain and expand our direct sales organization; the performance of our resellers; our ability to adapt to changing market conditions and competition; our ability to successfully enter new markets and manage our international expansion; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; the operation and reliability of our third-party data centers and other service providers; and factors that could affect our business and financial results identified in Upland's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including Upland's most recent 10-K, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2015, and our recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 16, 2015. Additional information will also be set forth in Upland's future quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form 10-K and other filings that Upland makes with the SEC. The forward-looking statements herein represent Upland's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while Upland may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Upland specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the views of Upland as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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