SimplyCast Names New Board Chair

SimplyCast Names New Board Chair

January 31, 2017

SimplyCast names Michael Brien as its newest chairman.

Mr. Brien has been a member of the board since 2015.

Previous chairman, J William Ritchie, will remain on the board as a member.

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, January 31, 2017 - SimplyCast, a leader in marketing automation, is pleased to announce Michael Brien, ICD.D will become Board Chair effective immediately replacing J William Ritchie who is retiring from the Chair after contributing several very productive years. Mr. Ritchie will remain as a board member.

Mr. Brien's distinguished career includes currently being CEO of Rockland Capital Limited an investment holding company. Prior he was CEO and owner of Macdonald Chisholm Track Insurance, a leading insurance brokerage in Atlantic Canada which he recently sold to a national publicly traded company.

Mr. Brien continues to be very active in the local business and volunteer community having served on several private for-profit and volunteer Boards including, President of Nova Scotia Insurance Brokers Association, CEO and Board member of Halifax Professional Basketball Club Inc. (Halifax Hurricanes), Chair, Atlantic Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Currently, Mr. Brien is Vice Chair of Nova Scotia Community College, Board member Halifax Professional Basketball Club Inc. among other business and volunteer organizations such as Cystic Fibrosis, St. Ignatius Church etc.

"I have been an investor in SimplyCast since early on in its development and have watched with enthusiasm how Saeed and his team have developed a unique platform for growth and profitability," said Mr. Brien. "I look forward to my new role and continuing to work with the SimplyCast team to help drive our strategy to scale our business model."

"Michael has been a member of SimplyCast's board since 2015 and we are all very excited for him to transition to chairman," said Saeed El-Darahali, President and CEO of SimplyCast. "Mike has been heavily involved in helping companies expand globally and I am pleased to have his expertise leading our board."

The SimplyCast team would also like to extend a big "Thank You" to Mr. Ritchie for all his leadership and help in growing SimplyCast.

"SimplyCast is an exciting company engaged in a fast-growing, high-tech industry and I am pleased to have been associated with the hardworking group of individuals who have been building the company over the past several years, said Mr. Ritchie. "As a director and shareholder, I am looking forward to its continued growth under the very capable leadership of Michael Brien and Saeed El- Darahali."

Mr. Brien joins the board of SimplyCast with Tom Martin, Charles Baxter, J William Ritchie, and Saeed El-Darahali.

About SimplyCast

SimplyCast is a leading provider of interactive and multi-channel communication software for organizations worldwide. The company's 360 Customer Flow Communication Platform is a feature-rich solution combining marketing automation, inbound marketing, and interactive communication. With customers in over 175 countries, including many of the most recognized brand names around the globe in retail, non-profit and hospitality industries, SimplyCast provides organizations the ability to effectively reach customers on their preferred mode of communication.

For more information, contact:

Alissa MacDougall

866-323-6572 ext 1403

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