Ariba Names Larry Mueller as Chief Executive Officer

Ariba's Keith Krach Continues as Chairman of the Board



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ariba, Inc.

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ARBA)
 the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions provider, today
 announced that Larry Mueller has been promoted to chief executive officer.
 Based on his success as president and chief operating officer in expanding
 operations globally, orchestrating successful relationships with global
 high-tech leaders, and broadening his management team with the experienced
 leadership necessary to lead Ariba, Mueller, 48, will now hold the role of
 CEO.  Keith Krach, will continue as chairman of the board of directors.
     Mueller's promotion is the culmination of appointments made recently at
 Ariba which have added leadership and experience to the areas of sales, global
 operations, marketing and finance.  Mueller's executive management team
 consists of:  CFO Bob Calderoni; EVP of Worldwide Sales, Jim Steele; CMO,
 Michael Schmitt; SVP Operations, Eileen Basho; and SVP of Product Solutions,
 Charly Kleissner.
     "We have built a tremendous team at Ariba over the past four and a half
 years," said Keith Krach, Ariba chairman.  "This is a natural transition for
 Larry who has demonstrated the vision, long-term drive, passion and ability to
 deliver value which are benchmarks to the success of our customers and our
 employees.  With Larry leading Ariba, I'm confident we will be successful in
 taking Ariba to the next level.
     "My efforts as chairman will be focused on reaching out to our customers
 and collaborating on board level strategy and the direction of the company,"
 continued Krach.  "I look forward to assisting Larry and his team as they
 build on their achievements."
     "Ariba's mission has always been to deliver cost savings through the
 applications, platform and network that enable eCommerce between trading
 partners.  "Keith has been instrumental in bringing this vision to market,"
 said Mueller.  "As CEO, I look forward to steering Ariba in its next phase of
 growth.
     "I am committed to growing the Ariba Commerce Services Network into a
 universal network, reaching the most enterprise end users through the business
 desktop, and automating the entire set of inter-enterprise commerce
 processes," continued Mueller.
     Mueller was promoted to president and COO of Ariba in January 2000.  Prior
 to joining Ariba in October 1999, Mueller was the president and CEO of
 Imageware, a software startup that under his direction, gained global
 dominance in the 3D modeling market.  Before Imageware, Mueller held the post
 of executive vice president of worldwide operations for J.D. Edwards where he
 was instrumental in growing the company from a small financial software
 company to a global enterprise resource planning corporation.  Prior to this
 appointment, he spent over a decade at IBM, holding several sales and
 executive management positions.  Additionally, today it was announced that
 Mueller has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Ariba along with
 Masayoshi Son of Softbank.  (see other release)
 
     About Ariba
     Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions
 provider.  Ariba's open, end-to-end, interoperable software solutions and
 hosted Web-based commerce services enable efficient online trade, integration
 and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and commerce
 service providers.  The global reach and best-of-breed functionality of Ariba
 B2B eCommerce solutions create Internet-driven economies of scale and process
 efficiencies for leading companies around the world.  Ariba can be contacted
 in the U.S. at 650-930-6200 or at www.ariba.com.
 
     NOTE:  Ariba and the Ariba logo are registered trademarks of Ariba, Inc.
 in the United States and in other countries.  Ariba Commerce Services Network
 is a trademark of Ariba Inc.
 
     Ariba Safe Harbor
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 1995:  Information and announcements in this release involve Ariba's
 expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the
 future and are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties.  All forward-looking statements included in this release are
 based upon information available to Ariba as of the date of the release, and
 we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.  These
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could
 differ materially from our current expectations.  Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to:  delays in
 development or shipment of new versions of our Ariba B2B Commerce Platform;
 lack of market acceptance of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform or other new
 products or services; inability to continue to develop competitive new
 products and services on a timely basis; introduction of new products or
 services by major competitors; our ability to attract and retain qualified
 employees; difficulties in assimilating companies previously acquired,
 including Tradex, Trading Dynamics, and SupplierMarket.com; inability to
 expand our operations to support increased growth; the recognition of an
 increasing portion of revenues at the end of the quarter; declining economic
 conditions, including a recession; inability to control costs; changes in our
 pricing or compensation policies; inability to successfully manage a reduction
 in the company's workforce; and significant fluctuations in our stock price.
 These and other factors and risks associated with our business are discussed
 in the Company's Form 10-K filed December 29, 2000 and Form 10-Q filed
 February 14, 2001.
 
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    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ARBA)
 the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions provider, today
 announced that Larry Mueller has been promoted to chief executive officer.
 Based on his success as president and chief operating officer in expanding
 operations globally, orchestrating successful relationships with global
 high-tech leaders, and broadening his management team with the experienced
 leadership necessary to lead Ariba, Mueller, 48, will now hold the role of
 CEO.  Keith Krach, will continue as chairman of the board of directors.
     Mueller's promotion is the culmination of appointments made recently at
 Ariba which have added leadership and experience to the areas of sales, global
 operations, marketing and finance.  Mueller's executive management team
 consists of:  CFO Bob Calderoni; EVP of Worldwide Sales, Jim Steele; CMO,
 Michael Schmitt; SVP Operations, Eileen Basho; and SVP of Product Solutions,
 Charly Kleissner.
     "We have built a tremendous team at Ariba over the past four and a half
 years," said Keith Krach, Ariba chairman.  "This is a natural transition for
 Larry who has demonstrated the vision, long-term drive, passion and ability to
 deliver value which are benchmarks to the success of our customers and our
 employees.  With Larry leading Ariba, I'm confident we will be successful in
 taking Ariba to the next level.
     "My efforts as chairman will be focused on reaching out to our customers
 and collaborating on board level strategy and the direction of the company,"
 continued Krach.  "I look forward to assisting Larry and his team as they
 build on their achievements."
     "Ariba's mission has always been to deliver cost savings through the
 applications, platform and network that enable eCommerce between trading
 partners.  "Keith has been instrumental in bringing this vision to market,"
 said Mueller.  "As CEO, I look forward to steering Ariba in its next phase of
 growth.
     "I am committed to growing the Ariba Commerce Services Network into a
 universal network, reaching the most enterprise end users through the business
 desktop, and automating the entire set of inter-enterprise commerce
 processes," continued Mueller.
     Mueller was promoted to president and COO of Ariba in January 2000.  Prior
 to joining Ariba in October 1999, Mueller was the president and CEO of
 Imageware, a software startup that under his direction, gained global
 dominance in the 3D modeling market.  Before Imageware, Mueller held the post
 of executive vice president of worldwide operations for J.D. Edwards where he
 was instrumental in growing the company from a small financial software
 company to a global enterprise resource planning corporation.  Prior to this
 appointment, he spent over a decade at IBM, holding several sales and
 executive management positions.  Additionally, today it was announced that
 Mueller has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Ariba along with
 Masayoshi Son of Softbank.  (see other release)
 
     About Ariba
     Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce solutions
 provider.  Ariba's open, end-to-end, interoperable software solutions and
 hosted Web-based commerce services enable efficient online trade, integration
 and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and commerce
 service providers.  The global reach and best-of-breed functionality of Ariba
 B2B eCommerce solutions create Internet-driven economies of scale and process
 efficiencies for leading companies around the world.  Ariba can be contacted
 in the U.S. at 650-930-6200 or at www.ariba.com.
 
     NOTE:  Ariba and the Ariba logo are registered trademarks of Ariba, Inc.
 in the United States and in other countries.  Ariba Commerce Services Network
 is a trademark of Ariba Inc.
 
     Ariba Safe Harbor
     Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 1995:  Information and announcements in this release involve Ariba's
 expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the
 future and are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
 uncertainties.  All forward-looking statements included in this release are
 based upon information available to Ariba as of the date of the release, and
 we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.  These
 statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could
 differ materially from our current expectations.  Factors that could cause or
 contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to:  delays in
 development or shipment of new versions of our Ariba B2B Commerce Platform;
 lack of market acceptance of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform or other new
 products or services; inability to continue to develop competitive new
 products and services on a timely basis; introduction of new products or
 services by major competitors; our ability to attract and retain qualified
 employees; difficulties in assimilating companies previously acquired,
 including Tradex, Trading Dynamics, and SupplierMarket.com; inability to
 expand our operations to support increased growth; the recognition of an
 increasing portion of revenues at the end of the quarter; declining economic
 conditions, including a recession; inability to control costs; changes in our
 pricing or compensation policies; inability to successfully manage a reduction
 in the company's workforce; and significant fluctuations in our stock price.
 These and other factors and risks associated with our business are discussed
 in the Company's Form 10-K filed December 29, 2000 and Form 10-Q filed
 February 14, 2001.
 
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