Nissan Signs Agreement with Ariba

Automaker selects sourcing solutions to drive spend management

Sunnyvale, CA — August 2, 2004 — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., a global provider of innovative automotive products and services, sign an agreement today with spend management solution provider Ariba Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Nissan said it will use Ariba sourcing solutions to drive global spend management initiatives across its operations in Japan, North America and Europe.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nissan will use Ariba solutions to source a wide range of goods and services. Nissan will also use Ariba's supply management services, acquired following the merger with FreeMarkets, including its Buyer and Supplier Training and Auction Engineering offerings.

"We are very pleased that Nissan is choosing to use Ariba solutions as part of its global spend management initiatives," said Shozo Uchida, director of Ariba Solutions Delivery (ASD) in Japan. "Nissan has a proven track record of using innovative technologies to gain and maintain competitive advantage, and we look forward to providing the company with solutions that help them achieve their most strategic goals."