SOURCE: KIT digital, Inc.
NEW YORK, NY and PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC--(Marketwire - Jul 16, 2012) - KIT digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: KITD), a leading video management software and services company, today announced the appointment of Fabrice Hamaide as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hamaide, 46, has been a senior financial advisor to the company since May 2012, and will be based in New York.
Mr. Hamaide has extensive experience with high-growth, NASDAQ-listed technology companies. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of ATARI (formerly known as Infogrames), the global entertainment software developer, where he developed and executed a turnaround plan resulting in a rapid return to positive cash flow and profitability.
Prior to ATARI, Mr. Hamaide was Chief Financial Officer of Parrot SA, a European maker of wireless hardware and software for the mobile communications industry. Mr. Hamaide has also held executive and strategic positions at Talkway Communications, Logitech, and Ernst & Young.
"Fabrice has a proven track record helping transform global software businesses," said Barak Bar-Cohen, Chief Executive Officer. "He brings hands-on financial and operational experience to our global executive team, and will significantly enhance our ability to serve tier-one customers and unlock value for investors."
Mr. Hamaide holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Jussieu, a master's degree in Information Systems Design from Sorbonne University, and an MBA from Columbia University with a specialty in Finance and Organizational Management.
About KIT digital, Inc.
KIT digital (NASDAQ: KITD) is a leading video management software and services company. The KIT Video Platform, the company's cloud-based video asset management system, enables enterprise, media & entertainment and network operator clients to produce, manage and deliver multiscreen socially-enabled video experiences to audiences wherever they are. KIT digital services nearly 2,500 clients in 50+ countries including some of the world's biggest brands, such as Airbus, The Associated Press, AT&T, BBC, BSkyB, Disney-ABC, Google, HP, Mediaset, MTV, News Corp, RCS Media Group, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Telecom Argentina, Telecom Italia, Telefonica O2, Universal Studios, Verizon, Vodafone and Volkswagen. KIT digital maintains executive offices in New York and its operational headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with offices in 21 countries around the world. Visit the company at www.kitd.com or follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KITdigital.
Additional Information Regarding the Solicitation and Where to Find It
In connection with KIT digital Inc.'s possible solicitation of proxies, the company intends to file a proxy statement (and related proxy materials) on Schedule 14A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and furnish to its stockholders its proxy statement (and related proxy materials). INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT KIT DIGITAL, INC. AND THE SOLICITATION OF PROXIES. The definitive proxy statement (when it becomes available) will be mailed to KIT digital Inc. stockholders. Investors and stockholders may obtain a free copy of all of these documents (when available) and other documents filed by KIT digital Inc. at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and at the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.kitd.com. The definitive proxy statement and such other documents may also be obtained for free from KIT digital Inc. by directing such request to KIT digital Inc., Attention: Murray Arenson, 26 W. 17th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10011, Telephone: +1 646 553 4900.
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Important Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" related to the businesses of KIT digital, Inc., which can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "will continue," "projects," "plans" and variations of such words or similar expressions, but their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. Statements in this announcement that are forward-looking include, but are not limited to, statements made concerning the value of Mr. Hamaide's experience and our enhanced ability to serve customers and unlock value for investors. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties relating to product development and commercialization, integration of acquired businesses, the ability to obtain or maintain patent and other proprietary intellectual property protection, market acceptance, future capital requirements, regulatory actions or delays, competition in general and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are or will be described in greater detail in our public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by U.S. federal securities laws, KIT digital is not under obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.