Former Oracle and Informatica Executive Joins Lyris Board of Directors

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lyris, Inc. (OTCBB:LYRI), a global provider of digital marketing solutions, today announced the appointment of Paul Hoffman to its board of directors. With more than 35 years of experience in high-growth sales organizations, Hoffman is a recognized industry leader and brings a wealth of sales operations and transformational revenue growth experience to Lyris.

"We are delighted to welcome Paul given his professional achievements, executive leadership skills, and unparalleled focus on sales excellence," said John Philpin, CEO of Lyris. "Paul has a passion for bringing creative strategy and execution ideas to organizations in order to drive accelerated growth. We are confident Paul's strategic guidance and proven performance in sales will accelerate our own growth and our ability to execute against company vision."

As executive vice president and president of Worldwide Field Operations at Informatica, he presided over a four-fold increase in revenues. Prior to Informatica, Hoffman co-founded and served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales at Cassatt Corporation and was president of the Americas at SeeBeyond Technology Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was vice president of Worldwide Sales at Documentum, and he spent 10 years at Oracle, where he ultimately assumed the role of vice president of Worldwide Operations.

"It's apparent that the needs of marketers are rapidly changing, and I believe Lyris' highly innovative approach is well positioned to address these demands," said Paul Hoffman. "With its open integration framework that combines applications, data intelligence and deep domain expertise, Lyris is serving the diverse requirements of the modern enterprise. I look forward to joining the board as the company continues to deliver on its forward-looking vision."

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About Lyris

Lyris is a global provider of digital marketing solutions that help companies engage with customers in meaningful ways. Lyris products and services empower marketers to design, automate, and optimize data-driven interactive marketing campaigns that facilitate superior engagement, increase conversions and deliver measurable business value. Lyris' high-performance, secure and flexible digital marketing applications improve marketing efficiency by providing automated digital message delivery, robust segmentation, and real-time social, mobile, and interaction analytics. The Lyris solutions portfolio is uniquely comprised of both in-the-cloud and on-premises solutions – Lyris HQ and Lyris List Manager – combined with customer-focused services and support, and delivered on a powerful integration platform that connects data and marketing workflows across the enterprise. More than 5,000 companies worldwide partner with Lyris to manage and execute sophisticated digital marketing campaigns across email, social, Web and mobile channels.

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