Ellie Mae Announces Stock Buyback Program

Pleasanton, Calif., May 27, 2014 – Ellie Mae® (NYSE:ELLI), a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry, announced today that its board of directors has authorized a program to repurchase up to $75.0 million of common stock.  Under the program, purchases may be made from time to time on the open market over the next 36 months, and will be funded from available working capital. The number of shares to be purchased and the timing of purchases will be based on the price of the Company’s common stock, general business and market conditions and other investment considerations.

The program does not obligate the Company to repurchase any specific number of shares and may be suspended or discontinued at any time without prior notice.  The Company currently has 29 million diluted shares outstanding.

About Ellie Mae, Inc.

Ellie Mae (NYSE:ELLI) is a leading provider of innovative on-demand software solutions and services for the residential mortgage industry. Ellie Mae’s end-to-end Encompass® mortgage management solution provides one system of record that allows banks, credit unions and mortgage lenders to originate and fund mortgages and improve compliance, loan quality and efficiency.  Visit EllieMae.com or call 877.355.4362 to learn more.

© 2014 Ellie Mae, Inc. Ellie Mae®, Encompass®, DataTrac®, Ellie Mae Network™ and the Ellie Mae logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Ellie Mae, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Other Company and product names may be trademarks or copyrights of their respective owners.

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 Company’s share repurchase program and the timing of when and how many shares, if any, will actually be repurchased under the program. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may impact the timing and size of repurchases, if any, made under the share repurchase program.  These risks include changes in the volume of residential mortgage volume in the United States; changes in other macroeconomic factors affecting the residential real estate industry; changes in strategic planning decisions by management; our ability to manage growth and expenses as we continue to scale our business; reallocation of internal resources; changes in anticipated rates of existing customer conversions and SaaS seat additions, and new customer acquisitions; the possibility that economic benefits of future opportunities may never materialize, including unexpected variations in market growth and demand for the acquired products and technologies; delays, disruptions, including changing relationships with partners, customers, employees or suppliers; the satisfactory performance, reliability and availability of our products and services; the amount of costs incurred in connection with supporting and integrating new customers and partners; ongoing personnel and logistical challenges of managing a larger organization; changes in other macroeconomic factors affecting the residential real estate industry and other risk factors included in documents that Ellie Mae has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. 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.

IR CONTACT

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

or

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

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