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SMTP, Inc. Appoints Edward Lawton as Chief Financial Officer

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SMTP, Inc. (Nasdaq:SMTP), a global provider of email delivery services, today announced the appointment of Edward Lawton as Chief Financial Officer effective September 3, 2014. Mr. Lawton, a CPA, brings a wealth of technology industry experience, along with proven expertise helping companies target acquisitions and achieve accelerated levels of financial success in competitive industries.

"We are excited to welcome Ed to the SMTP team. His public company experience and track record integrating acquisitions make him the perfect addition to our team," said Jon Strimling, Chief Executive Officer of SMTP. "The experience he brings will be invaluable to SMTP as we capitalize on our proven history of long term growth and profitability."

Mr. Lawton, age 37, brings to SMTP over 15 years of financial and accounting experience with a focus on evaluating and integrating acquisitions for high tech companies. Most recently he has served as Senior Director of Finance at NASDAQ-listed Bottomline Technologies, an electronic payments and banking technology company, where he was vital in evaluating, researching and modeling acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Lawton was a senior finance executive at NASDAQ-listed Trico Marine Services.

"I could not be more excited about joining SMTP," said Edward Lawton, SMTP's new CFO. "SMTP's industry-leading email delivery capabilities and its recent progression to the NASDAQ position it well for M&A activities. It is truly a great fit that aligns well with my personal and professional goals."

About SMTP, Inc.

SMTP (Nasdaq:SMTP) is a leading provider of services to facilitate email delivery, with a focus on marketing email delivery, but also supporting bulk and transactional sending, reputation management, compliance auditing, abuse processing and issue resolution. Our services provide customers with the ability to increase the deliverability of email with less time, cost and complexity than handling it themselves. SMTP, Inc. is a dividend-paying, publicly-traded company headquartered in Nashua NH, and can be found on the web at http://www.smtp.com.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contacts: Jeffrey Goldberger / Rob Fink KCSA Strategic Communications P: 212-896-1249 / 212-896-1206 Email: jgoldberger@kcsa.com / rfink@kcsa.comSource:SMTP, Inc.