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Bottomline Technologies Receives U.S. Patent for Automated Invoice Validation Capability

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Portsmouth, NH -- Bottomline Technologies, a leading provider of collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions, today announced that the company has been granted a technology patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for advanced capabilities enabling the automated, rules-based validation of invoice data.

In receiving this patent, which supports functionality inherent in Bottomline's Legal eXchange and Bottomline Business eXchange solutions, the company further strengthens its competitive differentiators within the legal spend management and accounts payable automation markets. This patented technology helps to ensure vendor compliance with billing guidelines by automatically extracting and validating invoice data against a set of pre-determined business rules.

"Intellectual property rights are a strategic asset to our business and we actively pursue patents related to innovative product capabilities that truly set us apart in the market," said Rob Eberle, President and CEO of Bottomline Technologies. "The technology represented in this patent allows our customers to exploit new, more effective approaches to spend management, which is one of the most significant benefits associated with electronic invoice processing."

Among the most widely deployed legal spend management solutions today, Legal eXchange enables corporate legal and insurance claims departments to significantly increase process efficiencies and achieve a more informed approach to managing legal expenses with capabilities for automated invoice receipt and review. The Bottomline Business eXchange helps corporations to accelerate the transition from paper to electronic invoicing by streamlining the flow of invoices between buyers and suppliers for greater control and visibility into the accounts payable process.

About Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies provides collaborative payment, invoice and document automation solutions to corporations, financial institutions and banks around the world. The company's solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes and transactions involving global payments, invoice approval, purchase-to-pay, collections, cash management and document process automation. Organizations trust these solutions to meet their needs for cost reduction, competitive differentiation and optimization of working capital. Headquartered in the United States, Bottomline also maintains offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit

Bottomline Technologies, Legal eXchange, Bottomline Business eXchange and the BT logo are trademarks of Bottomline Technologies, Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

Cautionary Language

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors.Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are competition, market demand, technological change, strategic relationships, recent acquisitions, international operations and general economic conditions. For additional discussion of factors that could impact Bottomline Technologies' financial results, refer to the Company's Form 10-K filed September 2008 and any recently filed Form 8-Ks. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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