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Autobytel Engages Liolios Group to Lead New Strategic Investor Relations Program

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Autobytel Inc. (Nasdaq:ABTL), a leading provider of online automotive services dedicated to connecting consumers with dealers, has engaged Liolios Group to lead a new strategic investor relations and financial communications program.

"Over the course of 2014, our core leads business has strengthened significantly, supplemented by our successful acquisition and integration of AutoUSA," said Jeff Coats, President and CEO of Autobytel. "In addition to increasing our dealer scale, this acquisition improved our competitive position in the marketplace and enabled us to provide complementary web-based services. Combined with continued strength in the automotive sector, these results have contributed to what we believe is an exceptional year for us thus far, highlighted by our most recent quarter in which we generated revenue not seen since before the 2008 recession.

"Given this momentum, we have hired a new firm to share our growth story with a larger audience in the capital markets. Liolios Group brings a proven track record of enhancing shareholder value for dynamic companies like Autobytel, delivering the right message to the right audience with persistency and focus."

As the new investor relations firm for Autobytel, Liolios Group will work closely with management to develop and execute a comprehensive capital markets strategy, which includes messaging and corporate positioning, strategic advisory and introductions to new investors and key influencers across the financial community.

Founded in 1999, Liolios Group combines deep capital markets expertise gained from years of Wall Street experience with extensive investor relations and strategic consulting capabilities.

For additional information about Autobytel, contact Liolios Group at 949-574-3860 or email ABTL@liolios.com.

About Autobytel Inc.

Autobytel Inc. provides high quality consumer leads and associated marketing services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States. The company also provides consumers with robust and original online automotive content to help them make informed car-buying decisions. The company pioneered the automotive Internet in 1995 with its flagship website www.autobytel.com, and has since helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and has helped every major automaker market its brand online. Investors and other interested parties can receive Autobytel news alerts and special event invitations by accessing the online registration form at investor.autobytel.com/alerts.cfm.

About Liolios Group

Liolios Group, Inc. is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in small-cap companies. The firm aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1999, Liolios Group executives have extensive experience in finance and investments, and represent clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, digital media, consumer/internet retail, healthcare/life sciences, natural resources and business services. For more information about Liolios Group, please visit www.liolios.com.

CONTACT: Company Contact Autobytel Inc. Curtis E. DeWalt SVP, Chief Financial Officer 949-437-4694 curtisd@autobytel.com Investor Relations Liolios Group, Inc. Cody Slach or Sean Mansouri 949-574-3860 ABTL@liolios.com

Source:Autobytel Inc.