Positive Start to Diligent's 2013 Year Demonstrated by Strong Revenues, New Sales and Cash Balances

 Positive Start to Diligent's 2013 Year Demonstrated by Strong Revenues, New
                           Sales and Cash Balances

-- First-quarter revenues were $US 15.1 million --

-- New sales were $US 6.6 million for first quarter --

-- Cash-flow position increased by $US 3.1 million in first quarter to $US
36.5 million --

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013

NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Diligent Board Member Services, Inc.
(NZX: DIL) (www.boardbooks.com) has provided an update for the first quarter
2013, demonstrating continued strength of revenues, new sales and cash
balances.

Diligent produced revenue of $US 15.1 million for the first quarter 2013, an
increase of 84% compared to the first quarter of 2012. New sales for the first
quarter of 2013 were $US 6.6 million, an increase of 2% on the comparable 2012
period.

Of note, the Americas represented 65% of new sales for the period, totaling
$US 4.3 million. Client upgrades, a valuable source of new sales, totaled $US
1.9 million for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 29% compared to
first quarter 2012. Cumulative sales significantly increased to $US 58.4
million at the end of the first quarter of 2013 up from $US 32.4 million at
end first quarter of 2012, an increase of 80%.

Alex Sodi, Diligent's President and CEO, said, "We are extremely pleased with
our performance in the first quarter of 2013. Revenue growth was driven by
consistent demand for the Diligent Boardbooks secure iPad app and the success
of our recurring revenue model. Revenue growth was also driven by our client
retention rate of 97% for the trailing 12 months ending March 31, 2013, which
we believe is among the best for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies like
Diligent."

"This strong start to 2013 is further evidence of the increasing global demand
for the Diligent Boardbooks product and our winning business formula," he
continued. "In our view this includes: a unique user experience; a
best-in-class, multi-tenant SaaS offering; market leadership; a powerful SaaS
business model; scalable technology that easily adapts to customer
requirements, and superior customer service and training."

During the first quarter, Diligent signed a total of 201 net new client
agreements compared to 205 in the same quarter last year. Diligent now serves
a total of 2,009 public and private companies, with 2,830 boards and over
58,000 users worldwide. Diligent has many types of clients ranging from large
publically listed companies to smaller not-for-profit organizations. Diligent
now services 276 Fortune 1000 companies and 15.2% of NYSE listed companies, of
which 47 were added in the first quarter 2013. In addition, we serve 34% of
the FTSE 100 Index (UK) and 35% of the ASX 20 Index (Australia).

Diligent continued to demonstrate balance sheet strength during the first
quarter of 2013. Diligent's cash flow position increased by $US 3.1 million in
the first quarter of 2013, resulting in total cash balances of $US 36.5
million on hand as of March 31, 2013. Diligent's cash position for the quarter
was negatively impacted by US income tax payments of $US 1.8 million, which
includes $US 1.4 million for the 2012 fiscal year taxes accrued at the end of
2012.

Diligent's cash position for the quarter was also affected by direct costs
related to the Special Committee of $US 0.9 million, of which $US 0.6 million
were expensed in Q1 2013. Diligent is still in the process of identifying
additional expenses that may need to be accrued in Q1 2013 as a result of the
Special Committee's activities.

During the quarter, Diligent engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP (Deloitte) as its
auditors for 2013. Deloitte is a global company with deep technical knowledge
and extensive industry experience that suits the expansive nature of
Diligent's business. Diligent sees this as a further step in its growth as a
company.

For the full Quarterly Update for first quarter 2013, including the
Reconciliation of Cumulative Sales to Revenue and Deferred Revenue, visit
http://boardbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/DIL-Q1-2013-Quarterly-Report-April-16.pdf.

About Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. (NZX: DIL) www.boardbooks.com

Over 2,800 boards and 58,000 individual directors, executives and board teams
worldwide rely on Diligent Board Member Services, Inc. to speed and simplify
how board materials are produced, delivered and reviewed. Providing the
world's most widely used secure board portal, Diligent has pioneered ease of
use, stringent security, and superior training and support since 2001. We
serve 28% of the US Fortune 1000, 34% of the FTSE 100 Index (UK), 35% of the
ASX 20 Index (Australia) and a variety of private firms, not-for-profits and
government agencies globally. Diligent is a public company with annual
revenues of $US 43.7 million for fiscal year 2012. Our ranking in the 2012
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 places us among the fastest growing technology
companies in America. Offices are located in New York (corporate
headquarters), Montreal, London, Sydney, Christchurch, Singapore and Hong
Kong.

Diligent Boardbooks® is a registered trademark of Diligent Board Member
Services, Inc. with all rights reserved. ©2013 Diligent Board Member Services,
Inc.

Notes:

Non-GAAP Financial Measures: The Company uses New Sales and Cumulative Sales
as non-GAAP financial performance measurements. New Sales represents the
annual license and subscription fees due from clients under their agreements
with Diligent which were signed during the Fiscal Quarter, assuming such
agreements continue in effect for twelve months following the Fiscal Quarter.
This also includes net additions/deductions to license and subscription fees
due from clients under previously existing agreements. Cumulative Sales
represents the total amount of license and subscription fees due from clients
during the next twelve months under agreements in effect at the end of the
Fiscal Quarter. This figure is adjusted for foreign exchange fluctuations. New
Sales and Cumulative Sales are provided to investors to supplement the results
of operations reported in accordance with GAAP. The Company's management uses
these non-GAAP financial measures internally in analyzing its financial
results and believes they are useful to investors, as a supplement to the
corresponding GAAP measures, in evaluating the Company's ongoing operational
performance and trends and in comparing its financial measures with other
companies in the same industry, many of which present similar non-GAAP
financial measures to help investors understand the operational performance of
their businesses. However, it is important to note that the particular items
the Company excludes from, or includes in, its non-GAAP financial measures may
differ from the items excluded from, or included in, similar non-GAAP
financial measures used by other companies in the same industry. Non-GAAP
financial measures should not be considered in isolation from, or a substitute
for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.

This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
safe harbour provision of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Terms
such as "expect," "believe," "continue," and "intend," as well as similar
comments, are forward-looking in nature. Important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from Diligent's expectations include: our
Special Committee investigation identified a number of instances in which we
were not, or may not have been, in compliance with applicable New Zealand and
US regulatory obligations and such instances may expose us to potential
regulatory actions and/or contingent liabilities; certain of our past stock
issuances and stock option grants may expose us to potential contingent
liabilities, including potential rescission rights; we are subject to New
Zealand Stock Exchange Listing Rules and compliance with securities and
financial reporting laws and regulations in the US and New Zealand and face
higher costs and compliance risks than a typical US public company due to the
need to comply with these dual regulatory regimes; as of December 31, 2012 we
identified material weaknesses in our internal controls over financial
reporting and concluded that our disclosure controls were not effective; we
must address the material weaknesses in our internal controls, which otherwise
may impede our ability to produce timely and accurate financial statements;
our business is highly competitive and we face the risk of declining customer
renewals or upgrades, and we may fail to manage our growth effectively. Please
refer to Diligent's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the Fiscal Year ended
December 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for
further information.

SOURCE Diligent Board Member Services, Inc.

Website: http://www.boardbooks.com
Contact: Investor Relations Contact: Sonya Joyce, Diligent Board Member
Services, Inc., +64 21 404 206, sjoyce@boardbooks.com; or Media Contact: Geoff
Senescall, Senescall Akers, +64 21 481 234, geoff@senescallakers.co.nz