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Rimini Street Appoints Gerard Brossard as COO

Seasoned IT executive brings extensive track-record of success in large-scale global operations management and leadership, sales execution, revenue growth and product line management

LAS VEGAS, July 13, 2020  Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced the appointment of Gerard Brossard to the newly created role of executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Brossard is responsible for Rimini Street’s global field operations and the global sales and success of the Company’s Support and Application Management Services for Oracle and SAP products. Brossard reports directly to Rimini Street CEO, Seth A. Ravin.

New COO Brings Proven Capabilities to Support Accelerating Company Growth

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Brossard served as executive vice president and general manager of Rackspace’s Global Solutions and Services group, where he had P&L responsibility for all products, solutions and services. Previously he was the executive vice president and managing director for Enterprise and Mid-Market at Earthlink, where he had P&L responsibility for the $400 million business unit. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brossard spent 24 years with Hewlett-Packard where he held various executive positions in France and the United States. His last roles at HP were as head of Strategy, Planning and Operations for HP’s $3 billion software business and general manager and CEO of Rich Media Management Software and Solutions.

“The market for premium enterprise software support solutions, delivered with substantial savings and significant ROI, is expanding rapidly. Rimini Street is the global leader with over 80% market share in third-party enterprise software support, has delivered strong quarter-over-quarter execution and growth, has built a strong balance sheet with record quarter-ending cash in the most recent fiscal quarter and is guiding to accelerated revenue growth in 2020. The Company is well-positioned to capitalize on its success,” said Brossard. “The opportunity to join Rimini Street at this time of accelerated growth was exciting and too good to pass up. I am pleased to be a part of the strong, experienced senior executive team leading the Company through its next phase of growth, and I look forward to helping more enterprise software licensees realize and experience the value of Rimini Street’s premium support model.”

“Gerard brings an extensive track-record in large-scale global operations management and leadership, sales execution, revenue growth and product line management to this new role as COO of Rimini Street. His business acumen and strategic leadership capabilities will contribute to our investment and expansion plans as we enter this next phase of the Company’s growth,” said Ravin. “Nearly 3,400 Oracle, SAP and other enterprise software licensees have benefited from Rimini Street’s services to date, and we look forward to working with Gerard to continue this strong momentum as organizations increasingly realize the business benefits of utilizing Rimini Street’s award-wining support services.”

About Rimini Street, Inc.

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. To date, more than 3,500 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted application enterprise software products and services provider. To learn more, please visit https://www.riministreet.com, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties regarding Rimini Street’s business, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the duration of and economic, operational and financial impacts on Rimini Street’s business of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the actions taken by governmental authorities, clients or others in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; catastrophic events that disrupt Rimini Street’s business or that of its current and prospective clients, changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; Rimini Street’s need and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms and Rimini Street’s ability to generate cash flows from operations to help fund increased investment in Rimini Street’s growth initiatives; the sufficiency of Rimini Street’s cash and cash equivalents to meet its liquidity requirements; the terms and impact of Rimini Street’s outstanding 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the customer adoption of Rimini Street’s recently introduced products and services, including its Application Management Services (AMS), Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products, in addition to other products and services Rimini Street expects to introduce in the near future; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities; and those risks discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 5, 2020 and as updated from time to time by other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, forward-looking statements provide Rimini Street’s expectations, plans or forecasts of future events and views as of the date of this communication. Rimini Street anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Rimini Street’s assessments to change. However, while Rimini Street may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Rimini Street specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Rimini Street’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this communication.

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Investor relations contact:

Dean Pohl

Rimini Street, Inc.

+1 925-523-7636 dpohl@riministreet.com
Media relations contact:

Vikki Hansen

Rimini Street, Inc.

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