Will head company resulting from merger of Phone.com and Software.com

August 9, 2000

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REDWOOD CITY & SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Phone.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHCM), a leading provider of wireless Internet infrastructure and application software, and Software.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWCM), a leading provider of Internet infrastructure software for wireline and wireless service providers, today announced they will merge to create a global powerhouse that will provide a broad range of carrier-class software to wireless and wireline carriers, portals and Internet service providers. The merged company will be led by the exiting Cisco Systems Executive Vice President Donald J. Listwin as President and Chief Executive Officer, Alain Rossmann as Executive Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, and John L. MacFarlane as Executive Vice President.

"I am thrilled by the opportunity to join forces with Alain and John to lead this powerful combined company," said Donald J. Listwin. "This strategic merger brings together two dynamic and innovative companies with tremendous track records for providing reliable, highly-scalable infrastructure software to communication providers worldwide. Together, Phone.com and Software.com create a powerfully positioned global software company poised to drive and benefit from the unification of service offerings by IP-based communications service providers."


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