Motive Files Unaudited Financial Statements and Prior Years Restatement with SEC



    Restatement has no impact on cash or liquid assets

    AUSTIN, TEXAS, September 5 /CNW/ - Motive, Inc. (OTC: MOTV), a leading
provider of service management software for broadband and mobile data
services, today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a Form
8-K providing unaudited, financial statements for the years ended December 31,
2005 and December 31, 2006, and interim financial statements, unaudited, for
the six months ended June 30, 2007.

    In its 8-K filing, the Company also submitted restated, unaudited annual
financial statements for 2003 and 2004 and for the six months ended June 30,
2005. Adjustments to accounts for 2001 and 2002 are reflected in the opening
balance sheet for 2003.

    "Today's filing of current and restated financial information is a key
step in resolving the non-operating issues that have affected Motive over the
past two years. While we work diligently to retain a new auditing firm and
file audited financial statements, we believe making this current information
available to the marketplace is important for our investors, customers,
employees, and communities," said Alfred Mockett, Motive's chairman and chief
executive officer.

    "The key fact concerning this restatement is that these accounting
adjustments, largely due to changes in revenue recognition policy, have no
impact on Motive's cash or liquid assets," Mr. Mockett stated.

    Today's filing follows the July 30, 2007 completion of the independent
investigation by the Motive's Board of Directors' Audit Committee into the
company's past accounting practices and related matters and the dismissal of
Ernst & Young as the company's independent auditor.

    Summarizing the results of the Audit Committee's independent
investigation, Mr. Mockett explained: "Every significant revenue transaction
--- beginning with 2001 --- was reviewed and all company contracts were found
to be valid, and all revenue, with the exception of deferred revenue from the
January 2003 BroadJump acquisition, was valid and properly billed and
collected. With the BroadJump acquisition it was determined certain deferred
revenue was not valued properly and needed to be restated."

    As a result, Mr. Mockett explained, the deferred revenue balance from the
BroadJump acquisition was revalued, resulting in an aggregate revenue
reduction of approximately $21 million over the subsequent four year period.

    Added Mr. Mockett: "The Company and the Board of Directors have taken
appropriate remedial actions to ensure the ongoing integrity of internal
accounting and financial reporting. These include new management and
accounting teams; the promulgation and rigorous enforcement of new policies
and procedures; segregating duties and reporting lines to ensure appropriate
checks and balances; implementing central controls over revenue recognition;
and most importantly, setting the appropriate tone at the top and
communicating it consistently throughout the organization."

    Additional detail of the accounting adjustments is presented in the Form
8-K filed today with the SEC.

    Summary of financial results (unaudited and unreviewed) for six months
ended June 30, 2007

    The company reported a net loss of $13.5 million ($(0.49) per share) on
revenue of $28.4 million, compared to a net loss of $13.0 million ($(0.49) per
share) on revenue of $30.5 million for the same period last year. Total
operating expenses declined 18% from $33.9 million to $27.8 million. Cash,
cash equivalents and short term investments on hand at the end of the six
months totaled $31.0 million, compared to $41.6 million December 31, 2006.

    In the "Management's Summary Discussion" section of its filing for the
year ended 2006, Motive said it believes its existing cash, cash equivalents,
short term investments and funds generated from operating and investing
activities should be sufficient to meet its working capital requirements for
the reasonably foreseeable future. Depending on future developments, however,
it said it may require additional funds to support working capital
requirements or for other purposes and may seek to raise such additional funds
through debt financings, public or private equity financings or from other
sources.

    "As I have consistently said, Motive's core business remains strong and
we continue to witness a very positive response from customers and prospects,"
Mr. Mockett said. "With the filing of this financial material we have taken a
significant step towards putting this difficult chapter for Motive behind us.
We have an enviable roster of blue-chip clients who put their faith in our
company's technology and its people, and we continue to deliver for them."

    Summaries of prior year financial statements (unaudited and unreviewed)

    Year ended December 31, 2006

    The company reported a net loss of $25.3 million ($(0.94) per share) on
revenue of $63.6 million. Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments on
hand totaled $41.6 million.

    Year Ended December 31, 2005

    The company reported a net loss of $18.4 million ($(0.70) per share) on
revenue of $76.2 million. Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments on
hand totaled $58.9 million.

    Year Ended December 31, 2004

    The company reported a restated net loss of $34.6 million ($(1.93) per
share) on revenue of $67.1 million compared to an originally stated profit of
$427,000 ($0.02 per share) on revenue of $98.0 million. Restated cash, cash
equivalents and short term investments on hand were $69.2 million, as
originally reported.

    Year Ended December 31, 2003

    The company reported a restated net loss of $28.1 million ($(2.85) per
share) on revenue of $66.2 million compared to an originally stated loss of
$1.2 million ($(0.12) per share) on previously reported revenue of $92.3
million. Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments on hand totaled
$48.2 million, as originally reported.

    Years Ended December 31, 2002 and 2001

    For 2002 the company reported restated revenue of $34.8 million versus
$58.1 million as originally reported. For 2001 the company reported restated
revenue of $46.2 million versus $52.0 million as originally reported.

    Complete detail of the unaudited financial adjustments is presented in
the Form 8-K filed today with the SEC.

    About Motive, Inc.

    Motive provides service management software for broadband and mobile data
services. Motive's software is helping wireline, wireless, cable and satellite
operators worldwide deliver a new generation of IP-based services that
seamlessly integrate voice, video and data into a single, connected
experience. With Motive, operators can leverage one ser-vice management
platform to automate and remotely manage key customer touch points throughout
the service lifecycle, across multiple services, networks and devices. The
result is a consistent, unified experience for both customers and service
providers that in-creases revenues from new and converged services, reduces
fulfillment and support costs, and drives greater customer satisfaction and
loyalty.

    Motive and the Motive logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Motive, Inc. All other products or services mentioned herein are trademarks of
their respective holders.

    Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain forward
looking statements, within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which
are identified by the use of the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates",
"will", "contemplates", "would", "should", "may", "estimate", "intend", "plan"
and similar expressions that contemplate future events. These forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual
results or performance to differ materially from that indicated in the
forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not
limited to, anticipated customer demand for our products and services, our
ability to successfully migrate to a "pay-as-you-go" business model, our
ability to charge and collect amounts due from our customers, our concentrated
customer base and our dependency on a small number of relatively large orders,
our ability to attract and retain customers, our mix of perpetual and term
licenses, the effect of the timing of recognition of revenue from our licensed
products, our typically long sales cycle, our strategic alliance and
distribution arrangements, the adequacy of our liquidity and capital
resources, our ability to control expenses, the rapid pace of technological
change, the strength of competitive offerings from other providers, our
ability to market our products in new geographic areas, the compatibility of
our software with hardware and software platforms that are used by our
customers and their subscribers now or in the future, our ability to attract
and retain key personnel, the intensely competitive nature of the market for
our products and services, our ability to timely engage a new independent
certified public accounting firm, our ability to timely complete the
restatement of our historical financial results, our ability to timely
complete our audited financial statements for the years ended December 31,
2005 and 2006 and reviewed financial statements for interim periods since
December 31, 2006, and our ability to timely complete and file our delinquent
SEC reports, the fact that our historical financial results are not finalized
and are subject to change, the outcome of an ongoing the SEC investigation,
the outcome of pending securities and shareholder derivative litigation, and
those additional risk factors and uncertainties discussed in our filings with
the Securities Exchange Commissions, which are available at www.sec.gov.
Statements included in this press release are based upon information known to
us as of the date of this press release, and we assume no obligation to update
any information contained in this press release.




For further information:

For further information: For Investors: Motive, Inc. Mike Fitzpatrick,
512-531-1044 W 512-657-7782 M Mike.fitzpatrick@motive.com or Media: The
Torrenzano Group Al Bellenchia, 212-681-1700 W 917-670-6665 M
abellenchia@torrenzano.com

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