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SolarWinds, Inc. Announces Pricing of Its Initial Public Offering

AUSTIN, TX, May 19, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- SolarWinds, Inc. today announced the initial public offering of 12,116,279 shares of its common stock at $12.50 per share. The shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 20, 2009 under the ticker symbol "SWI." (NYSE: SWI) SolarWinds is offering 9,000,000 shares of common stock and selling stockholders are offering the remaining 3,116,279 shares in the offering. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,817,441 shares from the selling stockholders to cover over-allotments, if any.

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Jefferies & Company, Inc., Thomas Weisel Partners LLC and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. are the co-managers of the offering.

The public offering is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from either:

  • J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.:
    4 Chase Metrotech Center, Floor 04
    Brooklyn, NY, 11245-0001, United States
    Telephone: + 1-718-242-8002

  • Goldman Sachs & Co.:
    Prospectus Department
    85 Broad Street
    New York, NY 10004
    Telephone: +1-866-471-2526
    Facsimile: +1-212-902-9316
    E-mail: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com

  • Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated:
    Attention: Prospectus Department
    180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, NY, 10014
    Telephone: + 1-866-718-1649
    E-mail: prospectus@morganstanley.com

A registration statement relating to shares of the common stock of SolarWinds has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 80,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex network environments. SolarWinds' growing online community, thwack, offers users problem-solving and technology-sharing for all of SolarWinds' products.

CONTACTS:
Investors:
Jason Ream
Phone: 512.682.9680
Email Contact

Media:
Tiffany Nels
Phone: 512.963.6357
Email Contact

Judy Radlinsky
Hoffman Agency
Phone: 408.859.9244
Email Contact

SOURCE: SolarWinds