Forbes Magazine Names Ellie Mae One of America’s Best Small Companies of 2013

PLEASANTON, Calif. – November 21, 2013 – Ellie Mae® (NYSE: ELLI), a leading provider of enterprise level, on-demand automated solutions for the residential mortgage industry, today announced that it has been named one of America’s Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine. Ellie Mae was ranked 34th on the list of 100 companies.

According to Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes, the America’s Best Small Companies list features outfits with strong sales and earnings growth across industries. Candidates must have been publicly traded for at least a year, generate annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion and boast a stock price no lower than $5 a share. The rankings are based on earnings growth, sales growth and return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years.

“At Ellie Mae, our focus has always been on providing our clients with innovative technology and superior customer service, and we have been rewarded with high levels of adoption and market share growth,” said Jonathan Corr, president and chief operating officer of Ellie Mae. “We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts on Forbes’ list alongside other high-performing companies.”

For more information on Forbes’ America’s Best Small Companies go to www.forbes.com/best-small-companies.

Ellie Mae, Inc. (NYSE: ELLI) is a leading provider of on-demand automation solutions for the mortgage industry. The Company offers an end-to-end solution, delivered using a Software-as-a-Service model that serves as the core operating system for mortgage originators and spans customer relationship management, loan origination and business management. The Company also hosts the Ellie Mae Network™ that allows Encompass® users to electronically conduct business transactions with the lenders and settlement service providers they work with to process and fund loans. The Company's offerings include the Encompass and DataTrac® mortgage management software systems.

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.

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Jessica Ruiz-Krout
Campbell Lewis Communications
212.995.8057
jessica@campbelllewis.com

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