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Upwork Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

Mountain View, Calif. – September 6, 2018 Upwork Inc., the largest online global marketplace that enables businesses to find and work with highly-skilled freelancers, announced today it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Upwork intends to list its common stock on The Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “UPWK.”

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Jefferies LLC, and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as joint-bookrunning managers for the proposed offering. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and JMP Securities LLC are acting as co-managers.

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus.  A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Attention: Prospectus Department, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone at 1-800-831-9146; or Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10022, or by telephone at 1-877-821-7388, or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281-8098, or by telephone at (877) 822-4089 or by email at equityprospectus@rbccm.com.

A registration statement relating to the proposed sale of these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Upwork

Upwork is the largest online global marketplace that enables businesses to find and work with highly-skilled freelancers1. Our company’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives.

Upwork is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in San Francisco and Chicago.

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Investor Relations:

Palmira Gerlach



1 As measured by gross services volume.