AVG Technologies Appoints Todd Simpson as Chief Strategy Officer

AMSTERDAM AND SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - AVG Technologies N.V. 
(NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet mobile security and privacy software and 
services to 172 million active users, today announced that Todd Simpson has 
been appointed to the role of Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately. 
Mr. Simpson brings extensive technology startup experience along with in-depth 
mobile and cloud expertise.  He joins AVG from Innovation Partners at 
InterDigital Communications where he led corporate development and partnering. 
 Previously, he held the role of Chief of Innovation at Mozilla where he 
spearheaded the move to mobile and cloud.  During his tenure at Mozilla, he 
added a secure privacy protecting identity system into Firefox OS for 
smartphones.  Mr. Simpson was also the President and CEO of Ditech Networks 
and CTO of Zi Corporation, developer of mobile and text messaging software. 
AVG appointed Mr. Simpson to this newly created role to help execute and align 
AVG's strategy with market innovation, corporate development, strategic 
industry partnerships and co-development opportunities.  Mr. Simpson will 
drive execution of AVG's strategic initiatives on privacy, performance and 
protection with a mobile focus. 
"Todd joins us at a critical time in our expansion.  2014 will be a year we 
focus on growing our user base while accelerating our move across multiple 
platforms and developing meaningful new revenue opportunities with strategic 
partners worldwide," said Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG Technologies.  "Todd will be 
responsible for developing the partnerships, acquisitions, and innovation to 
deliver against this strategy." 
Mr. Simpson holds a PhD. in Software Engineering and a BSc. in Computer 
Science (with distinction). He is an inventor on various granted and pending 
patents, and is a noted industry speaker who publishes frequently. He will 
work out of AVG Technologies' San Francisco office. 
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About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG) 
AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, 
providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to?use 
software and online services put users in control of their Internet 
experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a 
trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual 
protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 172 million active 
users as of September 30, 2013 and offers a protection, performance and 
privacy products and services suite to consumers and small businesses 
including Internet security, performance optimization, mobile security, online 
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SOURCE  AVG Technologies 
US & Canada, Deanna Contreras, AVG, Deanna.contreras@avg.com, (415) 608-9627, 
or UK, Samantha Woodman, Waggener Edstrom for AVG, 
swoodman@waggeneredstrom.com, +44 (0)20 7632 3840 
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