Ellie Mae Announces Addition to Russell Global Index

PLEASANTON, CA - JUNE 24, 2011 - Ellie Mae, Inc.®(NYSE Amex:ELLI), the provider of software and automation solutions for mortgage bankers, community banks, credit unions and other mortgage lenders, today announced it has been included in the preliminary list of additions to the Russell Global Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of global equity indexes on June 24, 2011.

Membership in the Russell Global Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate large-cap, small-cap, all-cap indexes as well as the applicable style, sector and country indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

“We see the addition to the Russell Global Index as a reflection of Ellie Mae’s positive momentum, while the inclusion in the index marks yet another milestone for the company,” stated Sig Anderman, President and CEO of Ellie Mae.

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading US$3.9 trillion in institutional assets are currently benchmarked to them.

The Russell Global Index, which captures 98% of investable securities globally, is reconstituted annually and all sub-indexes are recalibrated simultaneously to accurately measure current market realities for each market segment. These investment tools originated from Russell’s multi-manager investment business in the early 1980s when the company saw the need for a more objective, market-driven set of benchmarks in order to evaluate outside investment managers.

Russell launched the Russell Global Index in 2007, leveraging the popular methodology from its U.S. indexes. The broad-market Russell 3000® Index serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global Index.

About Russell

Russell Investments provides strategic advice, world-class implementation, state-of-the-art performance benchmarks and a range of institutional-quality investment products. Russell has about $161 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2011, and serves individual, institutional and advisor clients in more than 35 countries. Founded in 1936, Russell is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

About Ellie Mae

Ellie Mae (NYSE Amex:ELLI) is a provider of software and automation solutions for mortgage bankers, community banks, credit unions and other mortgage lenders. The company's offerings include the Encompass® and Encompass360® Mortgage Management Solutions, Encompass 4506-T Service™, Encompass CenterWise™ websites and electronic document management services, Encompass Closer™ document preparation services, Encompass Compliance Service™, Encompass Product and Pricing Service™ and Encompass Assured GFE™. Ellie Mae also hosts the Ellie Mae Network™ that allows mortgage professionals to conduct electronic business transactions with the lenders and settlement service providers they work with to process and fund loans. Ellie Mae was founded in 1997 and is based in Pleasanton, California. To learn more about Ellie Mae, visit www.EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362.

© 2011 Ellie Mae, Inc. Ellie Mae®, Encompass®, Encompass360®, Encompass 4506-T Service™, Encompass Assured GFE™, Encompass CenterWise™, Encompass Closer™, Encompass Compliance Service™, Encompass Product and Pricing Service™, Ellie Mae Network™ and the Ellie Mae logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Ellie Mae, Inc. or its subsidiaries. Encompass Assured GFE™ is a trademark of Ellie Mae, Inc. in the United States, and a private-labeled service provided by ClosingCorp. All rights reserved. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Products, services and programs are subject to change without notice.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements under the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the company’s results to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Such differences may be based on factors such as changes in strategic planning decisions my management, reallocation of internal resources, changes in the volume of residential mortgage volume in the United States, and other risk factors included in documents that Ellie Mae has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the final prospectus relating to its initial public offering. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Ellie Mae’s future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. Ellie Mae cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Finally, Ellie Mae expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Jeri Yoshida
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JeriYoshida@StrategicVantage.com

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