Interactive Intelligence Plans to Add 250 Indiana-based Jobs

  Interactive Intelligence Plans to Add 250 Indiana-based Jobs

 Planned growth would result in a total of approximately 1,000 local jobs by
                                  year’s end

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- March 26, 2013

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of
unified IP business communications solutions, plans to add 250 Indiana-based
jobs by year’s end, according to company founder and CEO, Dr. Donald E. Brown.

“Our planned 25 percent increase in Indiana staff this year tops our hiring
rate for the same period last year, which was 18 percent,” Dr. Brown said.
“These consistent increases in hiring have been fueled by our growing cloud
communications line of business, along with our ability to attract larger and
larger customers worldwide. Both drivers have opened up a lot of great
opportunities for Indiana talent wanting to work with the latest technologies
and interact with some of the foremost brands in the world.”

In 2012, Interactive Intelligence generated more than $55 million in total
Indiana payroll compensation. This year the company estimates it will generate
more than $65 million in Indiana payroll compensation.

The company’s planned growth would increase its current Indiana headcount to a
total of approximately 1,000 employees by year’s end.

With its addition of local jobs, Interactive Intelligence also plans to expand
office space.

“We’re planning to expand our world headquarters in Indianapolis this year by
about 40,000 square feet, which would result in nearly 300,000 square feet
spanning four buildings,” Dr. Brown said. “As we continue to expand, we’ve
stayed dedicated to our mission of creating an environment that fuels employee
creativity, energy and pride through features such as an on-site fitness
program, health care clinic and café.”

Dr. Brown founded Interactive Intelligence in 1994 and has since grown it from
a dozen-person start-up, to a publicly traded global company generating $237
million in annual revenues and employing more than 1,400 people worldwide.

“We’re the type of company that doesn’t look back, so while I’m incredibly
proud of our employees’ aptitude and efforts, we’ll keep looking for new ways
to increase our success,” Dr. Brown said. “Examples this year include a much
larger global conference we’re hosting at the JW Marriott in downtown
Indianapolis in May, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 people. We’re
also working hard to expand our Indiana customer base, adding to such
respected local companies as Angie’s List, Eli Lilly and Company, ExactTarget,
Finish Line, Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis Motor Speedway,
Indiana University, NCAA, Roche Diagnostics, Sagamore Health Network, Sallie
Mae, St. Vincent, The State of Indiana, Wheaton Van Lines, and Xerox Business
Services.”

For its consistent growth and investment in creating a progressive work
environment, Interactive Intelligence has received numerous local accolades,
including being named for the seventh consecutive year among the 2013 Indiana
Chamber of Commerce’s “Best Places to Work in Indiana,” and for the ninth
consecutive year among the 2013 Indianapolis Business Journal's “Largest
Indianapolis-Area Software Developers” (ranked second).

In 2012 Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels honored Dr. Brown with the Sagamore of
the Wabash award, an annual honorary award that pays tribute to someone who
has made a significant contribution to life in the Hoosier state.

About Interactive Intelligence

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of
contact center automation, unified communications, and business process
automation software and services. The company’s unified IP business
communications solutions, which can be deployed on-premises or via the cloud,
are ideal for industries such as financial services, insurance, outsourcers,
collections, and utilities. Interactive Intelligence was founded in 1994 and
has more than 5,000 customers worldwide. The company is among Forbes
Magazine’s 2011 Best Small Companies in America and Software Magazine’s 2012
Top 500 Global Software and Service Providers. It employs approximately 1,400
people and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company has offices
throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia
Pacific. Interactive Intelligence can be reached at +1 317.872.3000 or
info@inin.com; on the Net: www.inin.com.

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially are described in the company's SEC filings.

Interactive Intelligence is the owner of the marks INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE,
its associated LOGO and numerous other marks. All other trademarks mentioned
in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Interactive Intelligence
Christine Holley, +1 317-715-8220
Senior Director of Market Communications
christine.holley@inin.com
 
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