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Professional Diversity Network Named Exclusive Online Sponsor for NAACP National Convention Diversity Career Fair in Orlando and National Urban League Conference and Career Fair in Philadelphia

CHICAGO, June 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq:IPDN), a developer and operator of online networks that provide access to employment opportunities for diverse professionals in the United States, was named the exclusive online sponsor for both the NAACP National Convention Diversity Career Fair to be held on July 13-14, 2013 in Orlando, Florida and the National Urban League Conference and Career Fair to be held on July 25-26, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Future career fairs will now include an online component, ramping up a powerful combination of job opportunities, networking and career guidance before, during and after each career fair. Additionally, each career fair will offer attendees notifications, employer meeting invitations, professional networking mixers and roundtable discussions led by association and company recruiters.

"Pairing with these prestigious civil rights organizations could not be a better fit for our company, as we share a common mission – providing diverse Americans with employment opportunities," said Executive Vice President, Rudy Martinez. "Teaming up together should enhance access to job opportunities for the candidates who attend and the recruiters who seek to build their companies' diversity pipelines in order to compete in an increasingly global economy."

About Professional Diversity Network

Professional Diversity Network develops and operates online networks dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the United States and providing them with access to employment opportunities. Professional Diversity Network offers employers who value diversity an online platform in which to identify and acquire diverse talent for their hiring needs. Professional Diversity Network owns and operates professional networking communities including: www.iHispano.com for Hispanic Professionals, www.AMightyRiver.com for African American professionals, www.WomensCareerChannel.com for Female Professionals, www.Military2Career.com for Veterans, www.ProAble.net for Professionals with Disabilities, www.OutProNet.com for professionals in the Gay Community, and www.AsianCareerNetwork.com for Asian professionals.

For more information, visit: www.professionaldiversitynetwork.com.

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CONTACT: Professional Diversity Network Myrna Newman, CFO 312-614-0931 mnewman@prodivnet.com Media Relations Rachelle Pachtman Pachtman Communications 212-996-1715/646-287-2952 rachelle@pachtman.com Investor Relations Merriman Capital, Inc. Douglas Rogers, Managing Director Head of Capital Markets Advisory Group 415-248-5612/323-712-3000 drogers@merrimanco.comSource:Professional Diversity Network, Inc.