Ellie Mae Announces Closing of Follow-On Public Offering and Full Exercise of the Underwriters’ Over-Allotment Option

PLEASANTON, CA – July 3, 2012 – Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), a leading provider of enterprise level, on-demand automated solutions for the residential mortgage industry, today announced the closing of its previously announced follow-on public offering of 3,101,638 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $17.00 per share as well as the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase 465,245 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments. As a result, the total offering size is 3,566,883 shares, which consists of 3,465,245 shares sold by Ellie Mae and 101,638 shares sold by certain of its directors and executive officers. Ellie Mae received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $55.7 million, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by the company. Ellie Mae intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for working capital and general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition of, or investment in, technologies, solutions or businesses that complement the company’s business. Ellie Mae will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by the selling stockholders. William Blair & Company, L.L.C. and JMP Securities LLC acted as joint book-running managers of the offering. Needham & Company, LLC, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., D.A. Davidson & Co. and Wunderlich Securities, Inc. acted as co-managers of the offering.

Ellie Mae has filed a registration statement (including a base prospectus and prospectus supplement) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus may also be obtained from the offices of William Blair & Company at 222 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60606; Attention: Prospectus Department or by email at prospectus@williamblair.com or by phone at (800) 621-0687 or JMP Securities LLC at 600 Montgomery Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94111 or by email at ccornell@jmpsecurities.com or by phone at (415) 835-8985.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

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 forward-looking statements include statements regarding the amount of proceeds from the public offering and constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties related to market conditions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause Ellie Mae’s results to be materially different than those expressed or implied in such statements. Such differences may be based on factors described in documents that Ellie Mae has filed with the SEC, including but not limited to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and its Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 25, 2012. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on Ellie Mae and its future results. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. 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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Source: Ellie Mae, Inc.

Ellie Mae, Inc.
Edgar Luce
1-925-227-7079
Executive VP and CFO
IR@elliemae.com

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The Blueshirt Group for Ellie Mae, Inc.
Lisa Laukkanen
1-415-217-4967
lisa@blueshirtgroup.com

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