Press Release 14 Jan 2016 Dublin – January 14, 2016. Oracle has announced a Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) recruitment drive to hire 1,400 cloud sales professionals who will play a vital role in fuelling growth of the company’s cloud business throughout the region.The recruitment drive includes 450 new roles in Dublin where Oracle has also opened new state-of-the-art offices to accommodate its growth.The expansion is supported by the Department of Jobs through IDA Ireland.Additional recruitment across EMEA will be focused on five further locations: Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Cairo and Dubai (Middle East); Malaga (Spain) and Prague (Czech Republic). In addition to hiring the very best talent from the above locations, Oracle is keen to draw recruits with a range of experience from across the EMEA region, from highly motivated sales professionals with two to three years’ experience to highly experienced senior sales professionals. The move to recruit 1,400 new cloud sales professionals into its EMEA inside sales operation follows a multi-billion dollar investment from Oracle in developing the most complete portfolio of cloud computing services. Oracle’s cloud technologies deliver everything from secure computing infrastructure to best-in-class enterprise cloud applications. Oracle currently offers more than 600 different cloud applications which combined with its comprehensive on-premise hardware and software offering, creates the opportunity to help organisations seamlessly manage their overall enterprise computing environment while helping them transition to the cloud. Over the past six months, Oracle added nearly 1,500 new software as a service (SaaS) customers and more than 2,100 platform as a service (PaaS) customers.Loic Le Guisquet, president, Oracle, said: “These are exciting times for Oracle. We are extending our sales force to support our customers through their digital transformation. Starting today we are hiring 1,400 sharp, ambitious inside sales professionals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. I want socially savvy, switched on individuals who can help customers respond to the digital imperative and make their businesses future proof. We’re looking for people who want to be relevant to the biggest trends shaping business and technology. Anybody looking to make a real impact with their career in technology should come and join Oracle, The Cloud Company.”Dermot O’Kelly, Senior Vice President for Oracle UK and Ireland, said: “We are recruiting 450 new cloud sales professionals in Dublin and investing in the facilities a world class workforce should expect. This is an opportunity for ambitious people who want to be a part of the incredible cloud story happening at Oracle in Ireland and right across EMEA. This is a great opportunity for people with a passion for selling the cloud or a burning ambition to do so who want to further their career with the company that is doing the most to shape cloud and the way it serves innovative businesses around the world.” An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD said: "This announcement of 450 new jobs in cloud computing is a vote of confidence in Dublin's reputation as a tech hub with a highly skilled talent pool and the right policies for business to thrive. The Government is determined to keep the recovery going by maintaining our attractiveness as a location for investment. I welcome Oracle’s cloud investment plans, choosing Ireland as a key location to drive their future business.” Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, who has met senior Oracle executives in the USA in recent years to discuss expansions, said: “Cloud computing is a key sector which we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and in recent years we have seen impressive growth in this area. Today’s announcement that Oracle is creating 450 additional jobs on Dublin’s northside is a massive boost. This has huge knock-on benefits in the form of extra jobs in supply and service companies, as well as additional revenues for the exchequer to invest in better services. Through our long term plan we can keep the recovery going and create more jobs like this in the coming years”. CEO IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan said: “Oracle’s presence here for over 30 years forms part of Ireland’s strong ICT sector. This important announcement of 450 new cloud computing roles will greatly enhance Ireland’s reputation as a location of choice for cloud computing. IDA Ireland is focused on identifying opportunities for new and existing clients and developing Ireland’s ability to become a world leader in the cloud.” Oracle is running a dedicated website to handle applications at: http://experience.oracle.com Additional Information For more information on career opportunities at Oracle EMEA, please visit our career center at http://experience.oracle.com About Oracle Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit oracle.com.Trademark Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.