Sonic Foundry Appoints Renee Thomas Vice President of Marketing

  Sonic Foundry Appoints Renee Thomas Vice President of Marketing

Business Wire

MADISON, Wis. -- March 6, 2013

Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for video
management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the
appointment of Renee Thomas as Vice President of Marketing.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Thomas brings an accomplished
track record for fueling accelerated growth at top technology companies.
Thomas joined Sonic Foundry last month after 15 years at Esker Americas, a
worldwide leader in document process automation solutions in Madison, Wis. She
spent 12 of those years as Director of Marketing and later became Director of
Sales and Marketing, positions that will help her to seamlessly transition
into her new role of overseeing Sonic Foundry’s lead generation strategy,
community-building initiatives, public relations and social media strategy.

Prior to her role at Esker, Thomas held a corporate communications role at
Westinghouse where she led employee and management communications, events,
public relations and collateral development. She holds a Communications degree
from the University of Missouri and in 2000 received her Master’s Degree in
Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.

“Sonic Foundry is excited to welcome Renee to her new Vice President of
Marketing role. She has an impeccable ability to recognize early market
trends, as well as make complex technologies easy to understand. Renee has
extensive experience interacting with clients and analysts, as well as a
history of heavy involvement in trade events, user conferences and strategic
marketing plans. I’m confident Renee’s background in marketing and sales will
help us to further accelerate our business and push the boundaries of the
power of video,” said Gary Weis, chief executive officer, Sonic Foundry.

Trusted by more than 2,600 customers worldwide in education, business and
government, the Mediasite webcasting and video content management system
quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and
search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media presentations.

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.

Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted market leader for enterprise
webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for
education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite
webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company
empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video
webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve

Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic
Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are
not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such
forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may
differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially
include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market
acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing
significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new
competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk
factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.


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