Ebix Retains Edelman to Bolster Communications and Investor Relations

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, finance and healthcare industries, today announced that it has retained Edelman to assist the company in its expanding public and investor relations initiatives.

Ebix selected Edelman, the world's largest public relations firm, based on their reputation in the industry, approach and expertise in media relations, business and financial communication and investor relations (IR).

Edelman is comprised of 65 offices globally with more than 5,000 employees, and currently serves over 1,025 clients in the U.S., ranging from large corporations to small start-up companies. Ebix will leverage Edelman's comprehensive approach to communications, integrating traditional communications with digital and thought leadership strategies. Edelman will be developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to convey Ebix's vision and goals, while also helping build Ebix's brand awareness and corporate reputation through enhanced external communications and investor relations.

"We are excited to have a partner like Edelman, who is a global leader, to assist us with our investor relations," said Robin Raina, Ebix's Chairman, President and CEO. "They provide us a wealth of knowledge and experience which we feel will bring value to our shareholders and be a catalyst in continuing to grow our company."

"We are delighted to be able to tell Ebix's technological innovation story," said Steven Behm, President, Edelman Southeast. "We look forward to helping raise Ebix's profile across multiple audiences as they seek to be a leader in the digitization of insurance and financial solutions. Edelman is proud to be able to contribute to their future growth."

About Ebix

A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, Ebix, Inc., (Nasdaq:EBIX) provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.

With 35+ offices across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.ebix.com

About Edelman

Edelman is the world's largest public relations firm, with more than 5,000 employees in 65 cities, as well as affiliates in more than 35 cities. Edelman was named one of Advertising Age's "A-List Agencies" in both 2010 and 2011, and an "Agency to Watch" in 2014; Adweek's "2011 PR Agency of the Year;" PRWeek's "2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;" and The Holmes Report's "2013 Global Agency of the Year" and its 2012 "Digital Agency of the Year." Edelman has been awarded seven Cannes Lions including the Grand Prix for PR in 2014. Edelman was named one of the "Best Places to Work" by Advertising Age in 2010 and 2012 and among Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work" in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Berland (research), Edelman Deportivo (creative), Blue (advertising), BioScience Communications (medical communications) and agency Edelman Significa (Brazil). Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.

CONTACT: Katie Shuford, Edelman - 678-978-0990 or katie.shuford@edelman.com Aaron Tikkoo - 678-281-2027 or atikkoo@ebix.com

Source:Ebix, Inc.