Google Continues to Grow with Acquisition of Postini

Google to Acquire Postini

Google to Acquire Postini a global leader in on-demand communications security and compliance solutions serving

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – July 9, 2007 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG)
announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire
Postini, a global leader in on-demand communications security and
compliance solutions serving more than 35,000 businesses and 10
million users worldwide.

 Postini’s services — which include message
security, archiving, encryption, and policy enforcement — can be used
to protect a company’s email, instant messaging, and other web-based
communications. Under the terms of the agreement, Google will acquire
Postini for $625 million in cash, subject to working capital and other
adjustments, and Postini will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Google. The agreement is subject to customary closing conditions and
is expected to close by the end of the third quarter 2007.

“With this transaction, we’re reinforcing our commitment to delivering
compelling hosted applications to businesses of all sizes. With the
addition of Postini, our apps are not just simple and appealing to
users — they can also streamline the complex information security
mandates within these organizations,” said Eric Schmidt, Chairman of
the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Google.

Hosted services, like Google Apps and Postini solutions, provide
organizations with high quality communications tools without the
expense and hassle of traditional on-premises solutions. Google Apps,
which includes Gmail, Calendar, Talk, Docs & Spreadsheets, and
Personal Start Page, has been adopted by more than 100,000 businesses
already. Postini solutions include Email Security, IM Security, Web
Security, Message Archiving, Message Encryption, and Policy-enforced

“The response to Google Apps has been tremendous, with more than 1,000
small businesses signing up for the service every day. At the same
time, large businesses have been reluctant to move to hosted
applications due to issues of security and corporate compliance. By
adding Postini products to Google’s technology, businesses no longer
have to choose — employees get the intuitive products they want, and
the company achieves the security and assurance it needs,” said Dave
Girouard, Vice President and General Manager, Google Enterprise.

“As the market leader in on-demand secure communications and
compliance solutions, Postini complements Google perfectly. We share a
commitment to providing enterprise customers with compelling
technology alternatives. This is an exciting milestone, one that will
certainly lead to the next level of rapid innovation,” said Quentin
Gallivan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Postini.

“Postini’s founding vision is to bring to market technology solutions
that address enterprise messaging problems in a different way. Our on-
demand offering liberates businesses from the burdens associated with
traditional on-premise solutions. We are proud of what we have done to
achieve our vision on behalf of our customers, and combining Google
and Postini is a powerful next step in this creative journey,” said
Scott Petry, Founder, Chief Technical Officer, and Executive Vice
President of Product Development at Postini.

Google will continue to support Postini customers and invest in
Postini products.

The Google Enterprise group makes popular Google technology available
to businesses of all sizes — from small, two-person startups to some
of the largest companies in the world.  Google Enterprise products
help businesses find, see and share information through products such
as Google Search Appliance, Google Mini, Google Earth, Google Maps and
the Google Apps suite of hosted applications.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

The company will host two conference calls and webcasts today to
discuss the acquisition. The first conference call will be held at
6:30 a.m. Pacific Time (9:30 a.m. Eastern Time). The second conference
call will be held at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
To access either conference call, please dial 800-289-0544 domestic
and 913-981-5533 internationally.  Replays of both calls will be
available until midnight, July 16, 2007 at 888-203-1112 domestically
and 719-457-0820 internationally. The confirmation code for the replay
of the first call is 3432256. The confirmation code for the replay of
the second call is 9167451. Live audio webcasts of the conference
calls will be available at

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people
around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by
Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a
top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted
advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable
results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google
is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the
Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About Postini

Postini is the global leader in on-demand communications security,
compliance, and productivity solutions for email, instant messaging,
and the web. Postini’s award-winning services are designed to protect
customers from viruses, spam, phishing, fraud, and other attacks;
encrypt messages to ensure confidentiality and privacy; and archive
communications to ensure compliance with regulations and to prepare
for e-discovery.

More than 35,000 businesses rely on Postini everyday to protect them
from a wide range of threats, ensure reliable communications, reduce
compliance and legal risks, and enable the intelligent management and
enforcement of enterprise policies to protect intellectual property,
reputations, and business relationships. For more information please
contact Postini at or visit

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This document includes certain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
including statements regarding the expect timing of the closing of the
acquisition by Google of Postini, Google’s and Postini’s ability to
close the acquisition, the expected benefits of the acquisition, the
expected performance and features of Postini’s products and any Google
and Postini combined products, the impact of the acquisition on future
innovation of Google’s and Postini’s products, Google’s expectation
with respect to support and investment in existing Postini products,
and Google’s and Postini’s plans to provide a better product and user
experience. These statements are based on the current expectations or
beliefs of management of Google Inc., and are subject to uncertainty
and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from
those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to (1) changes
in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory
factors, (2) failure to receive regulatory approval for the
acquisition, (3) failure to compete successfully in this highly
competitive and rapidly changing marketplace, (4) failure to retain
key employees, and (5) other factors affecting the operation of the
respective businesses of Google and Postini. More detailed information
about these factors may be found in filings by Google, as applicable,
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Google
is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation
to, update or alter their respective forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Investor Relations
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