SOURCE: Callidus Software, Inc.

Callidus Software, Inc.

May 18, 2011 02:40 ET

Callidus Announces Pricing of $70 Million Senior Convertible Notes Due 2016

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Callidus Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD) today announced that it has priced $70 million principal amount of 4.75% convertible senior notes due 2016. The notes were offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The sale is expected to close on May 23, 2011. Callidus has granted to the initial purchasers of the notes the right to purchase up to an additional $10.5 million principal amount of notes. The notes mature on June 1, 2016. The notes will be redeemable by Callidus under certain circumstances beginning in 2014.

Interest will be payable on the notes semiannually at a rate of 4.75% percent per year. The notes will be convertible into shares of Callidus common stock, $0.001 par value per share. The initial conversion rate for the notes is 129.6596 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the notes, which is equal to a conversion price of approximately $7.71 per share, representing approximately a 25% conversion premium based on the closing price of Callidus' common stock of $6.17 per share on May 17, 2011. Callidus estimates that the proceeds from this offering will be approximately $66.7 million, after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and estimated expenses.

Callidus intends to use approximately $15 million of the net proceeds of this offering to repurchase shares of Callidus' common stock from purchasers of notes in this offering in privately negotiated transactions effected through one of the initial purchasers as Callidus' agent. The price per share of the common stock repurchased in such transactions will equal the closing price per share of Callidus' common stock on the date of the pricing of this offering. This activity could increase, or avoid a decrease in, the market price of Callidus' common stock concurrently with, or shortly after, the pricing of the notes. Callidus expects to use the remainder of the net proceeds of this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition of complementary businesses, products or technologies.

This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful.

The notes and the shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

About Callidus Software®

Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) is a market and technology leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM). Callidus customers gain a competitive advantage by maximizing sales cost efficiencies and driving improvements in sales effectiveness. Our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications set the standard for performance management of a company's sales force and channel partners. Over 2 million employees and channel partners have their performance managed by Callidus Software. For more information, please visit

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