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Chyron Hires Ken Fitzpatrick as Vice President of Marketing

2008-08-05 07:00:00

Chyron Hires Ken Fitzpatrick as Vice President of Marketing

MELVILLE, N.Y.–(EMWNews)–Chyron (AMEX: CGS), the leading digital graphics solutions provider for

On Air, Online, Out of Home and Mobile applications, today announced

that it has hired Ken F. Fitzpatrick as Vice President of Marketing. Ken

will lead Chyron’s efforts to further expand its Online and OnAir

graphics product lines and web-based content creation services. Ken will

join Chyron effective August 11, 2008.

As a highly experienced senior marketing executive, Ken developed and

managed marketing programs for several Fortune 500 companies. He was at

Check Point Software where he directed all aspects of the corporate

marketing function and introduced the Companys

flagship, UTM offerings. While at IBM he was part of the launch team for

the AS/400 product line and established several business partner

programs for the platform. As Chief Marketing Officer at Computer

Associates, he was directly responsible for transforming the Companys

brand, identity and perception among all its key constituents.

Michael Wellesley-Wesley, Chyron President and CEO, commented, Chyron

is enjoying a period of rapid growth and change that requires us to

reposition our brand identity and define our relevance to exciting new

markets. As we address these new opportunities we have come to recognize

the vital importance of marketing to the continued rapid growth of

Chyron in new market segments. Several months ago we decided to elevate

the senior marketing position to VP level and initiated a search for a

dedicated and experienced marketing executive. Ken has the vision,

dynamism and knowledge to enhance and amplify Chyrons

existing marketing strategies. This is a very important hire for us and

I am thrilled that Ken has decided to join Chyron at this pivotal moment

in our development and look forward to him make a significant impact in

the very near future.

Ken’s background includes both public and private company sales and

marketing experience. His experience includes scaling up a startup

business to $13 million in sales in less than 12 months as well as

transforming marketing programs of established companies, helping them

to become recognized as leaders in their market segments. He holds a

Bachelor of Science Degree in political science from Iona College with

post-graduate studies in marketing and computer science.

About Chyron

Chyron continues to define the world of digital and broadcast graphics

with Web, Mobile, HD, 3D, and newsroom integration solutions. Winner of

numerous awards, including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as a

leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings that

include Online, Chyron’s AXIS Graphics online content creation software,

HD/SD switchable on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding

and telestration systems, graphic asset management and XMP integration

solutions, and the award-winning WAPSTR mobile phone newsgathering

application, as well as digital signage. For more information about

Chyron products and services please visit the Company’s websites at, and


Forward-looking Statement

From time to time, including in this press release, the Company may

publish forward-looking statements relating to such matters as

anticipated financial performance, business prospects, technological

developments, changes in the industry, new products, research and

development activities and similar matters. The above statement

regarding Chyron enjoying a period of rapid growth and change is such a

forward looking statement. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act

of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements. In order

to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, the Company notes that a

variety of factors could cause the Company’s actual results to differ

materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed

in the Company’s forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties

that may affect the operations, performance, development and results of

the Company’s business include, without limitation, the following:

product concentration in a mature market, use and improvement of the

Internet, new technologies that could render certain Chyron products to

be obsolete, a highly competitive environment, competitors with

significantly greater financial resources, new product introductions by

competitors, seasonality, fluctuations in quarterly operating results,

ability to maintain adequate levels of working capital, and expansion

into new markets.

KCSA Strategic Communications
Marybeth Csaby / David Burke,

212-896-1236 / 1258
[email protected]

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