CRM Magazine Inducts Thomas M. Siebel into CRM Hall of Fame

NEW YORK--()--Aug. 27, 2003--Siebel Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SEBL) today announced that CRM Magazine has inducted Tom Siebel into its inaugural CRM Hall of Fame. CRM Magazine recognized Mr. Siebel as a pioneer in the industry for his vision, strong leadership, and enduring commitment to innovation. CRM Magazine presented Siebel Systems with the award at DCI's Customer Relationship Management Conference & Exposition this week in New York.

CRM Magazine created the CRM Hall of Fame to recognize the efforts of executives who have dedicated a significant portion of their careers to the industry and who have helped create broad awareness for CRM. The award is part of CRM Magazine's 2003 CRM Leader Awards recognizing superior performance in three areas: ROI excellence in customer companies, individual achievement, and vendor leadership.

"When evaluating the candidates for the Hall of Fame, we examined not only business acumen but also candidates' thought leadership and innovation--the qualities that we believe make for great visionaries," said Ginger Conlon, editor-in-chief, CRM Magazine. "Tom Siebel has not only created a market-leading company, but has driven forward the vision of CRM, making him a natural choice among the first three inductees into the CRM Hall of Fame."

CRM Magazine joins a host of prestigious organizations that have recognized Mr. Siebel's successful management of the company through periods of tremendous growth, his focus on building a company with lasting values, and the Siebel corporate culture's unwavering focus on customer satisfaction. These achievements have translated into real shareholder benefits--Siebel Systems' stock has returned nearly 830 percent to its public shareholders since the company's IPO in 1996, generating $4.87 billion in market capitalization. In its tenth year, Siebel Systems is among the largest enterprise applications software companies in the world.

The CRM Magazine award supplements a long list of recognitions that Mr. Siebel and Siebel Systems have received since 1997:

CEO Honors and Awards

-- 2003 CRM Magazine CRM Hall of Fame

-- 2003 Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Northern California Ernst & Young

-- 2002 David Packard Award, Business Executives for National Security

-- CEO of the Year in 2002, IndustryWeek Magazine

-- 2002: Named one of the top 25 managers in global business, BusinessWeek

-- 2002 Top 25 Executives--Readers' Choice--Tom Siebel, Computer Reseller News

-- 2001 Top 25 Executives (Tom Siebel ranked 17th), Computer Reseller News

-- 2001 University of Illinois Presidential Award and Medallion

-- 2001: Named one of the top 25 managers in global business, BusinessWeek

-- 2000: Named one of the top 25 managers in global business, BusinessWeek

-- Top 10 CEOs of 2000, Investor's Business Daily

-- 2000: Call Center Magazine Hall of Fame in recognition of contributions to the business and technology of customer service

-- 1999: Named one of the top 25 managers in global business, BusinessWeek

Company Honors and Awards


-- Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

-- One of "America's Most Admired Companies," Fortune


-- In "Top 20 of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies" for the fourth consecutive year, Fortune

-- "100 Most Important Companies in the World," Red Herring


-- Stanford Graduate School of Business, Peninsula Chapter Alumni Association, Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

-- Second-fastest-growing company and fastest-growing high-tech company in America, Fortune

-- Second among world's best-performing software companies and 14th overall in the "IT 100," BusinessWeek


-- Third-fastest-growing company and the fastest-growing software company in America, Fortune

-- World's second-most influential high-tech company and the world's most influential software company, BusinessWeek

-- Best American company at hiring top talent, Sales & Marketing Management

-- One of America's top 75 manufacturing companies, IndustryWeek


-- First among the 100 fastest-growing companies in America, Fortune

-- Fastest-growing technology company in the United States, Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 500

-- Most influential company shaping the "intelligent enterprise," Intelligent Enterprise

-- "Fast 50" list, Interactive Week

-- "Top 5 Software Companies," Interactive Week

-- "Top 5 Software Companies," Software Magazine

-- Named to "Global 1,000," BusinessWeek

-- Named to list of top brands, BRANDWEEK


-- "Fastest-growing company in Silicon Valley," San Francisco Chronicle

-- Ranked 20th among Northern California corporations, The Los Angeles Times


-- Ranked seventh in Los Angeles Times 100, The Los Angeles Times

-- Named one of a dozen companies from the "Software 500" deemed noteworthy in their market segments, Software Magazine

About Siebel Systems

Siebel Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of eBusiness applications software, enabling corporations to sell to, market to, and serve customers across multiple channels and lines of business. With more than 3,500 customer deployments worldwide, Siebel Systems provides organizations with a proven set of industry-specific best practices, CRM applications, and business processes, empowering them to consistently deliver superior customer experiences and establish more profitable customer relationships. Siebel Systems' sales and service facilities are located in more than 28 countries.

Siebel is a trademark of Siebel Systems, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other product and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. The success of the agreements, relationships and products described above and the future operating results of Siebel Systems, Inc. may differ from the results discussed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to factors that include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the eBusiness software applications market, dependence on the Internet, risks associated with new versions and new products and risks associated with rapid technological change. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Siebel Systems, Inc. are included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at Siebel Systems assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release.


Siebel Systems, Inc.
Clay Helm, 650-477-4691


Siebel Systems, Inc.
Clay Helm, 650-477-4691