Polly Sumner Joins salesforce.com as President, Platform, Alliances and Services

Seasoned technology executive joins company as it prepares to grow to $1 billion in annual revenue and beyond

SAN FRANCISCO, January 3, 2008 -Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, announced that Polly Sumner has joined the company as President, Platform, Alliances, and Services.  Sumner reports to CEO Marc Benioff and oversees the technology and marketing for the company's Force.com platform, alliances with global independent software vendors and service partners, and salesforce.com's professional services organization.

"We are thrilled to have Polly join us during this exciting time for salesforce.com," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "I have known Polly for more than 20 years, and have admired her skills as a world-class leader, salesperson, and technology executive. As we prepare for one billion dollars in annual revenue and beyond, salesforce.com will benefit from the expertise and leadership that Polly brings to our management team."

Sumner has served in a number of positions in the technology industry, most recently as President of Global Services for Telcordia. Sumner also held several different positions at Oracle from 1987 to 1999, where she worked with Benioff and Chief Financial Officer Designate Graham Smith.

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