Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff to Participate in New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell Ceremony to Kick Off 2006 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland

SAN FRANCISCO — January 27, 2006 — [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, will be participating in the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell Ceremony to kick off 2006 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting on Friday, January 27, 2006, at 9:26 a.m. ET.

Mr. Benioff will join NYSE CEO John Thain, NYSE President & Co-COO Cathy Kinney, Davos Mayor Hans Peter Michel, and WEF Founder & Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, and 13 other top leaders and CEOs participating in the 2006 WEF, to salute this year's annual meeting themed, "The Creative Imperative."

Live broadcast of the ceremony can be viewed at

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