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Harte-Hanks Announces Retirement of Houston H. Harte and Election of New Directors

Harte-Hanks Announces Retirement of Houston H. Harte and Election of New 
Directors 
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 --  Harte-Hanks, Inc.
(NYSE: HHS), a worldwide direct and targeted multichannel marketing
company, announced today that its Vice Chairman, Houston H. Harte,
would retire from the Company after over 60 years of service to the
Company, including over 25 years as its Chairman of the Board. Mr.
Harte's retirement will be effective at the Company's 2013 annual
meeting of stockholders, presently scheduled for May 29, 2013.  
The company also announced that its Board of Directors has been
expanded to nine members (until Mr. Harte's retirement), and that
Stephen Carley and Scott Key have been elected to the company's Board
of Directors effective March 17, 2013.  
Mr. Carley will be a Class II director (standing for election at the
company's 2013 annual meeting) and is Chief Executive Officer of Red
Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a casual dining restaurant chain. Prior
to joining Red Robin, Mr. Carley served from April 2001 to August
2010 as the Chief Executive Officer of El Pollo Loco, Inc., a
privately held restaurant company. Prior to his service at El Pollo
Loco, Mr. Carley served in various management positions with several
companies, including, PhotoPoint Corp., Universal City Hollywood,
PepsiCo, Inc., and the Taco Bell Group. Mr. Carley holds a master's
degree with a concentration in marketing from Northwestern University
and a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois in
Urbana, Illinois.  
Since January 2011, Mr. Key has served as President and Chief
Operating Officer of IHS Inc., a leading source of information and
analytics. Mr. Key joined IHS in 2003, and has served in a variety of
roles of progressively greater responsibility, most recently as IHS
Senior Vice President, Global Products and Services (in 2010) and
President and Chief Operating Officer of IHS Global Insight
(September 2008 - December 2009). From 2007-2008, he served as
President and Chief Operating Officer of IHS Jane's and chairman of
IHS Fairplay, and led an integrated sales team on a global basis.
From 2003-2007, he served as IHS Senior Vice President of Corporate
Strategy and Marketing, and led Energy Strategy, Products, Marketing
and Software Development. Mr. Key holds bachelor of science degrees
in both physics and mathematics from the University of Washington in
Seattle as well as a master's degree in geophysics from the
University of Wyoming. Mr. Key will be a Class I director, standing
for election at the company's 2015 annual meeting of stockholders. 
Larry Franklin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Harte-Hanks, said, "Houston has devoted literally decades of service
to the Harte-Hanks Board as Chairman and Vice Chairman, and in
leadership in the newspapers we owned. His leaving our Board marks
the end of an era. His presence will be missed and his many
contributions will always be remembered by his many friends at
Harte-Hanks. Houston cares deeply about our company and our people."  
Mr. Franklin continued, "Although it is sad to bid farewell to
Houston, we are very excited to have Steve and Scott join our Board
of Directors. They will bring to us strong consumer product, retail,
data, and analytics experience, as well as broad executive and
operational experience in companies with rapid growth and at diverse
stages of development. We look forward to their perspectives and
contributions to our company."  
About Harte-Hanks(R) 
Harte-Hanks(R) is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company
that provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services and
shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional,
national and international consumer and business-to-business
marketers. Visit the Harte-Hanks website at http://Harte-Hanks.com,
http://www.PennySaverUSA.com or call (800) 456-9748. 
Media Contact:
Doug Shepard
Harte-Hanks, Inc. Corporate Office
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(210) 829-9120
doug_shepard@harte-hanks.com 
 
 
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