Bazaarvoice Announces Management Succession Plan

Bazaarvoice Announces Management Succession Plan

Gene Austin to Succeed Stephen Collins as Bazaarvoice Chief Executive Officer,
Effective Jan. 31, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bazaarvoice, Inc.
(Nasdaq:BV), the network connecting brands and retailers to the authentic
voices of consumers wherever they shop, today announced that its Board of
Directors has approved a succession and transition plan to promote continued
global expansion, continuation of the company's network vision, and
operational excellence. Effective Jan. 31, 2014, Stephen Collins will step
down as CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors. He will be succeeded as
CEO by Gene Austin, currently the company's president. In addition, Mr. Austin
has been named to the company's Board of Directors effective immediately.

Commenting on the plan, Tom Meredith, chairman of the Board of Directors,
said: "Gene Austin is an outstanding business leader. Gene will build on
Bazaarvoice's foundations, including its global presence, recognized market
leadership, talented people, and strong client relationships with world-class
brands and retailers. I know I speak for the Board and all Bazaarvoice
employees as we thank Stephen for his tireless passion, commitment, and
leadership. Under his watch, the company has developed a deep executive bench,
expanded its global operations, and consistently created value for clients,
employees, and shareholders."

This management transition is an important step in the next era for
Bazaarvoice as it continues to advance, operationalize and execute the
strategies required to capture the value of the company's network opportunity.
Mr. Austin's more than 30 years of technology industry experience includes a
dozen years in the software/SaaS market. Prior to Bazaarvoice, he spent nine
years as CEO of Convio, two of which followed the company's IPO in 2010, and
he previously held senior executive positions at companies including BMC
Software, Dell, and Compaq Computer Corp. Since joining Bazaarvoice's
executive leadership team in May 2013, Mr. Austin has been responsible for the
management of the company's core platform operations, including worldwide
sales, marketing, services, partnerships and business development activities.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the business and succeed
Stephen, whose vision of the Bazaarvoice network and commitment to delivering
solutions and services for our clients has created a tremendous platform for
future growth," said Mr. Austin. "I am confident that, together with the
talented team at Bazaarvoice, we will build on the momentum Stephen has
created for the company to achieve our next phase of growth."

Mr. Collins stated, "This company, its clients, and its employees are very
important to me. From the moment I joined Bazaarvoice three years ago as CFO,
my goal has been to ensure we have in place the people, products, and
processes that will enable us to continue the growth of this company well into
the future. After considerable reflection, I believe that now is the right
time to transition the leadership of Bazaarvoice to a new executive to
champion the next phase of growth and opportunity. I am extremely proud of
Bazaarvoice's progress and accomplishments over the past year, and I look
forward to working with Gene and the senior leadership team during this
transition period. I'm confident Bazaarvoice has excellent prospects for the

As previously announced, Bazaarvoice will host a conference call today at 5:00
p.m. Eastern Time to review the company's financial results for the second
fiscal quarter of 2014 ended Oct. 31, 2013. The call can be accessed by
dialing (888) 208-1427 from the United States or (913) 312-0684
internationally with conference ID 7857573, and a live webcast can be accessed
from the investor relations page of Bazaarvoice's company website at

About Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice is a network that connects brands and retailers to the authentic
voices of people where they shop. Each month, more than 400 million people
view and share authentic opinions, questions and experiences about tens of
millions of products in the Bazaarvoice network. The company's technology
platform amplifies these voices into the places that influence purchase
decisions. Network analytics help marketers and advertisers provide more
engaging experiences that drive brand awareness, consideration, sales and
loyalty. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices across North
America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit, read the blog at, and follow on
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Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of
historical facts, included in this press release regarding our strategy,
future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected costs,
prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements.
The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may,"
"plan," "will," "would" and similar and "target" expressions are intended to
identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking
statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements
include, among other things, statements about management's estimates regarding
continued global expansion; capturing the value of the network opportunity;
opportunities and prospects for future growth; and other statements about
management's beliefs, intentions or goals. We may not actually achieve the
expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements, and you should not
place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or
events to differ materially from the expectations disclosed in the
forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, our expectations
regarding our revenue, expenses, sales and operations; our limited operating
history; our ability to operate in a new and unproven market; our ability to
effectively manage growth, especially in light of our announced management
changes; our ability to manage expansion into international markets and new
vertical industries; our ability to successfully identify, manage and
integrate potential acquisitions; and other risks and potential factors that
could affect Bazaarvoice's business and financial results identified in our
Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2013, our Form 10-Q for the
fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2013 and Form S-1 as filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission on July 12, 2012. Additional information will also be
set forth in our future quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, annual reports on Form
10-K and other filings that we make with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. We do not intend and undertake no duty to release publicly any
updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Matt Krebsbach
         Bazaarvoice, Inc.
         Investor Relations Contact:
         Seth Potter
         ICR, Inc. on behalf of Bazaarvoice, Inc.

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