Andrew Benett To Join Viad Corp Board Of Directors

              Andrew Benett To Join Viad Corp Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, June 24, 2013

PHOENIX, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI) today announced
the appointment of Andrew B. Benett, age 42, as an independent director of the
Company's Board of Directors, effective July 15, 2013. Mr. Benett has also
been appointed to serve as a member of the Board's Corporate Governance and
Nominating Committee and Innovation & Marketing Strategy Committee.

Mr. Benett is the Global President of Havas Worldwide, a leading global
integrated marketing communication agency and the largest unit of Havas
Creative Group, and the Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Creative Group, a
business unit of Havas (Euronext Paris: HAV.PA), which is one of the world's
largest global advertising, digital and communications groups. In his role as
Global President of Havas Worldwide, Mr. Benett is responsible for leading the
day-to-day management of the global network, which spans 10,000 people in 316
offices across 75 countries providing advertising, marketing, digital and
social media solutions and corporate communications to clients. As Chief
Strategy Officer of Havas Creative Group, Mr. Benett develops and executes
strategic initiatives for Havas and its clients.

Paul B. Dykstra, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Viad,
said, "We are excited to welcome Andrew Benett to the Viad Board of
Directors. He brings extensive experience in the areas of innovative
marketing solutions and digital media, as well as deep knowledge of the
digital and social media revolution impacting businesses. In addition, Andrew
has extensive experience working with some of the world's most well known
brands. We are confident that he will be an invaluable resource for our
business units and look forward to benefiting from his insights."

Mr. Benett has 20 years of experience in brand strategy, advertising and
integrated marketing. Prior to his current roles at Havas, Mr. Benett served
as Global Chief Executive Officer of Arnold Worldwide, a Havas company, from
2010 to 2013 and held various other executive positions with Havas Worldwide
(formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, Inc.) and its companies since 2004.
From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Benett was Executive Vice President and Executive
Director, Brand Strategy and Innovation of Futurebrand Company, Inc., a brand
strategy and design consultancy. He has held other positions in advertising
and integrated marketing communications since 1993.

Mr. Benett is co-author of two books on marketing, "Consumed: Rethinking
Business in the Era of Mindful Spending" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010) and "Good
for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation" (Palgrave MacMillan,
2009). He serves on the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center, the College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University, and is a
Director-at-Large of the 4A's (American Association of Advertising
Agencies). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University
in 1993. He is a member of the 2012 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen
Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

About Viad
Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company. Viad operates through its Marketing &
Events Group, composed of Global Experience Specialists, Inc. and affiliates,
and its Travel & Recreation Group, composed of Brewster Travel Canada, Glacier
Park, Inc. and Alaska Denali Travel. For more information, visit the company's
Web site at www.viad.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
As provided by the safe harbor provision under the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Viad cautions readers that, in addition to
historical information contained herein, this press release includes certain
information, assumptions and discussions that may constitute forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but
reflect current estimates, projections, expectations, or trends concerning
future growth, operating cash flows, availability of short-term borrowings,
consumer demand, new or renewal business, investment policies, productivity
improvements, ongoing cost reduction efforts, efficiency, competitiveness,
legal expenses, tax rates and other tax matters, foreign exchange rates, and
the realization of restructuring cost savings. Actual results could differ
materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Viad's
businesses can be affected by a host of risks and uncertainties. Among other
things, natural disasters, gains and losses of customers, consumer demand
patterns, labor relations, purchasing decisions related to customer demand for
exhibition and event services, existing and new competition, industry
alliances, consolidation and growth patterns within the industries in which
Viad competes, acquisitions, capital allocations, adverse developments in
liabilities associated with discontinued operations and any deterioration in
the economy, may individually or in combination impact future results. In
addition to factors mentioned elsewhere, economic, competitive, governmental,
technological, capital marketplace and other factors, including terrorist
activities or war, a pandemic health crisis and international conditions,
could affect the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional
information concerning business and other risk factors that could cause actual
results to materially differ from those in the forward-looking statements can
be found in Viad's annual and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

Information about Viadobtained from sources other than the company may be
out-of-date or incorrect. Please rely only on company press releases, SEC
filings and other information provided by the company,  keeping in mind that
forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Viad undertakes no
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, including prior
forward-looking statements, to reflect events or circumstances arising after
the date as of which the forward-looking statements were made.

Contacts:

Joe Diaz                 Carrie Long
Lytham Partners          Viad Corp
(602) 889-9660           (602) 207-2681
diaz@lythampartners.com IR@viad.com

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