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15/06/2016

Vizrt Appoints New CEO

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Vizrt has announced the appointment of Michael Hallen as CEO.

Effective from 1 August, 2016, Mr Hallen will be based at the company's global headquarters in Bergen, Norway.

With 25 years of experience in the global software business, Hallen joins Vizrt from Qmatic Group, a Swedish software and hardware company, where he was CEO. Prior positions to this include CEO at Boss Media, and CEO at IFS. He has also held a number of non-executive directorships in various tech companies and currently holds two board positions, Fingerprint Cards and Paxport.

Torben Munch, Chairman of the Board, said; "I am very pleased to welcome Michael Hallen on board as our new CEO for Vizrt. Michael is passionate about technology and brings 25 years of experience from global software business. With Michael and the Vizrt team I am convinced that we can continue Vizrt's track record for innovation, leverage our company's leadership in broadcast graphics and broaden our scope into leadership in video creation, storytelling and video distribution on all platforms. I also expect Michael and the Vizrt team to expand our client base to include all media companies who create and distribute digital content in video format."

"I'm looking forward to working together with Vizrt's world-class team to serve long term customers while capturing the new market opportunities that are being created in this fast changing industry," commented Hallen. "Joining the Vizrt team brings a fantastic personal opportunity as it involves two of my own favorite interests: leading technology and international news."

Hallen replaces former Vizrt CEO, Martin Burkhalter, who recently retired after heading the company for six years. Dr. François Laborie, COO, will remain as acting CEO until 1 August.

www.vizrt.com

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