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DENVERPing Identity, the intelligent identity solution for the enterprise, announced the completion of its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, a leading software investment firm, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.8 billion. The agreement to be acquired was previously announced on August 3, 2022 and approved by Ping Identity stockholders at Ping Identity's Special Meeting of Stockholders held on October 17, 2022.

Upon completion of the acquisition, Ping Identity stockholders are entitled to receive $28.50 in cash for each share of Ping Identity common stock they owned. Ping Identity's common stock has ceased trading and will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange.

"The closing of this transaction underscores how identity security and frictionless user experiences have become essential in the digital-first economy," said Andre Durand, CEO and founder of Ping Identity. "With the support of Thoma Bravo, Ping Identity can further accelerate innovation to deliver the easy and secure digital experiences customers demand from every industry. We are excited that this next chapter provides the opportunity to better serve global enterprises on their digital transformation journey."

"With digitization increasing across industries, identity and access management are of critical importance," said Seth Boro, a Managing Partner at Thoma Bravo. "Our team is excited to partner with Ping Identity to help extend its innovation and drive enhanced customer experiences."

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to Ping Identity. Goodwin Procter LLP served as legal counsel to Thoma Bravo.

About Ping Identity

At Ping Identity, we believe in making digital experiences both secure and seamless for all users, without compromise. That's digital freedom. We let enterprises combine our best-in-class identity solutions with third-party services they already use to remove passwords, prevent fraud, support Zero Trust, or anything in between. This can be accomplished through a simple drag-and-drop canvas. That's why more than half of the Fortune 100 choose Ping Identity to protect digital interactions from their users while making experiences frictionless. Learn more at www.pingidentity.com.

About Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo is one of the largest private equity firms in the world, with more than $122 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2022. The firm invests in growth-oriented, innovative companies operating in the software and technology sectors. Leveraging the firm's deep sector expertise and proven strategic and operational capabilities, Thoma Bravo collaborates with its portfolio companies to implement operating best practices, drive growth initiatives and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. Over the past 20 years, the firm has acquired or invested in more than 400 companies representing over $220 billion in enterprise value. The firm has offices in Chicago, Miami and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.thomabravo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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