Groupon Announces Sri Viswanath as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations

  Groupon Announces Sri Viswanath as Senior Vice President of Engineering and

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- April 9, 2013

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) ( today announced Sri Viswanath
as its Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. He will report to
interim CEO Eric Lefkofsky.

“We are extremely excited to add someone of Sri’s reputation, talent and
vision,” Lefkofsky said. “Technology is at the center of our mission to
surprise and delight consumers every day with unbeatable deals when they are
out and about. Sri’s addition will help us further cement Groupon as a daily
destination for consumers across the world.”

Viswanath joins Groupon from VMware, where he served as vice president of
research and development for mobile computing. Prior to VMware, he was senior
vice president of Engineering at Glam Media and general manager of its
publisher products group. He was also the SVP of Engineering at Ning, Inc.,
and was instrumental in that company’s acquisition by Glam. Before that, he
worked at Sun Microsystems where he led development of a number of very
successful open-source and business-to-business products.

“Groupon has a tremendous business opportunity and a huge potential for
further innovation,” Viswanath said. “I look forward to working with a very
talented team as we continue building an engineering organization that
delivers business results and a world-class customer and merchant experience.”

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy
for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world
by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including
customizable deals, payments processing capabilities and point-of-sale
solutions to help them attract more customers and run their operations more
effectively. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale,
Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat, see, do,
and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a city has
to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a
curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and more with
Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit To learn
more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon,


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