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Oracle Reports Q2 GAAP EPS Up 27% To 37 Cents; Non-GAAP EPS Up 33% To 51 Cents

December 16, 2010

Software New License Sales Up 21%, Total Revenues Up 47%

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., December 16, 2010

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) today announced both fiscal 2011 Q2 GAAP and non-GAAP total revenues were up 47% to $8.6 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP new software license revenues were up 21% to $2.0 billion. GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 12% to $3.6 billion, while non-GAAP software license updates and product support revenues were up 12% to $3.7 billion. Both GAAP and non-GAAP hardware systems products revenues were $1.1 billion. GAAP operating income was up 27% to $2.8 billion, and GAAP operating margin was 32%. Non-GAAP operating income was up 33% to $3.8 billion, and non-GAAP operating margin was 44%. GAAP net income was up 28% to $1.9 billion, while non-GAAP net income was up 34% to $2.6 billion. GAAP earnings per share were $0.37, up 27% compared to last year while non-GAAP earnings per share were up 33% to $0.51. GAAP operating cash flow on a trailing twelve-month basis was $9.1 billion.

“Strong revenue performance plus disciplined business management enabled a 33% increase in non-GAAP earnings per share to $0.51,” said Oracle President, Safra Catz. “Our new license growth of 21% demonstrates the strength of the company-specific momentum we are seeing. And our Sun business continues to improve with hardware gross margins increasing to 53%.”

“Since joining Oracle I’ve met with and visited many customers that have expressed a high level of enthusiasm around our strategy of engineering hardware and software that works together,” said Oracle President, Mark Hurd. “That enthusiasm translates into an Exadata pipeline that has now grown to nearly $2 billion. That number is a good leading indicator that customers are planning to increase their investment in Oracle technology.”

“Sun’s new SPARC Supercluster computer shattered the world record for database transaction processing performance by running 3 times faster than IBM’s fastest computer, and a stunning 7.5 times faster than HP's best ever database performance,” said Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison. “Our new generation of Exadata, Exalogic and SPARC Supercluster computers deliver much better performance and much lower cost than the fastest machines from IBM and HP.”

In addition, Oracle’s Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share of outstanding common stock to be paid to stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 19, 2011, with a payment date of February 9, 2011. Future declarations of quarterly dividends and the establishment of future record and payment dates are subject to the final determination of Oracle’s Board of Directors.

Visit the Oracle Investor Relations website to access the press release and financials.

Q2 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Oracle will hold a conference call and webcast today to discuss these results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific. You may listen to the call by dialing (800) 214-0745 or (913) 643-0950, Passcode: 538205. To access the live webcast of this event, please visit the Oracle Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor.

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Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems company. For more information about Oracle, please visit http://www.oracle.com or contact Investor Relations at investor_us@oracle.com or (650) 506-4073.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement: Statements in this press release relating to Oracle's or its Board of Directors’ future plans, expectations, beliefs, intentions and prospects, including statements regarding the Exadata pipeline and customers’ plans to increase their investments in Oracle technology, are "forward-looking statements" and are subject to material risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect our current expectations and our actual results, and could cause actual results to differ materially. We presently consider the following to be among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations: (1) Economic, political and market conditions, including the recent recession and global economic crisis, can adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition, including our revenue growth and profitability, which in turn could adversely affect our stock price. (2) We may fail to achieve our financial forecasts due to such factors as delays or size reductions in transactions, fewer large transactions in a particular quarter, unanticipated fluctuations in currency exchange rates, delays in delivery of new products or releases or a decline in our renewal rates for software license updates and product support. (3) Our entrance into the hardware systems business may not be successful, and we may fail to achieve our financial forecasts with respect to this new business. (4) We have an active acquisition program and our acquisitions, including our acquisition of Sun Microsystems, may not be successful, may involve unanticipated costs or other integration issues or may disrupt our existing operations. (5) Our international sales and operations subject us to additional risks that can adversely affect our operating results, including risks relating to foreign currency gains and losses and risks relating to compliance with international and U.S. laws that apply to our international operations. (6) Intense competitive forces demand rapid technological advances and frequent new product introductions and could require us to reduce prices or cause us to lose customers. (7) If we are unable to develop new or sufficiently differentiated products and services, or to enhance and improve our products and support services in a timely manner or to position and/or price our products and services to meet market demand, customers may not buy new software licenses or hardware systems products or purchase or renew support contracts. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect our business is contained in our SEC filings, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." Copies of these filings are available online from the SEC or by contacting Oracle Corporation's Investor Relations Department at (650) 506-4073 or by clicking on SEC Filings on Oracle’s Investor Relations website at http://www.oracle.com/investor. All information set forth in this press release is current as of December 16, 2010. Oracle undertakes no duty to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

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