Exhibit 99.1

 

SITO Appoints Former CEO of ESPN and NFL Network Steve Bornstein and

Nickelodeon Group CFO Karen Seminara to Its Board of Directors

 

Industry Veterans Bring a Wealth of Executive Experience and Proven Success Across
Media, Technology and Finance

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J., September 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SITO Mobile Ltd. (NASDAQ: (“SITO”), an insights-driven consumer behavior and location sciences company, today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors, Steve Bornstein and Karen Seminara. Each brings invaluable expertise to SITO, having held influential leadership positions at leading global sports and entertainment organizations. As board members, they are committed to advising SITO as the company develops innovative, research-driven solutions for Fortune 500 brands and agencies.

 

Mr. Bornstein brings unique executive leadership guidance to SITO’s board, as he has leveraged his experiences to transform the sports media industry and build notable, global brands in that sector. He previously served as CEO for ESPN, where he spent nearly two decades shaping the network into a global media property. Bornstein also previously served as the President of ABC Inc., President of ABC Sports and later CEO of NFL Network, where he launched the network and managed the NFL’s media and sponsorship assets. Currently, he serves as the Board Chair for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

 

“SITO is defining the consumer behavior and location sciences space and is positioned to become a leader in the industry as it uses data to help brands drive decisions that impact growth,” said Steve Bornstein, former CEO of ESPN and NFL Network. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate across the organization.”

A seasoned finance executive, Ms. Seminara has a proven track record in delivering financial results, forging industry partnerships, developing talent and leading corporate evolution. Currently, as CFO for the Nickelodeon Group, she partners with operating teams to innovate and deliver on growth initiatives. Previously, she served as CFO of Bravo at NBC Universal, where she led the finance function for the cable entertainment network and generated significant annual profit and cash growth.

 

“SITO is pioneering the development of groundbreaking, insights-driven solutions for media and marketers,” said Karen Seminara, Chief Financial Officer, Nickelodeon Group. “I am excited to contribute to SITO’s evolution and future success.”

 

“I am delighted to welcome Karen and Steve to the board,” said Brent Rosenthal, Chairman of SITO’s Board of Directors. “They bring a powerful mix of skills and experience necessary to help us deliver value to clients and shareholders.”

 

   

 

 

“We are honored to have Karen and Steve join our Board of Directors,” said Tom Pallack, Chief Executive Officer of SITO. “They will play an important role in helping us deliver compelling solutions that allow marketers to garner a deeper understanding of consumers.”

 

SITO’s Board of Directors will remain at six members in total. Matthew Stecker and Thomas Thekkethala are stepping down from SITO’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.

 
About SITO Mobile, Ltd.

 

Through Consumer Behavior and Location Sciences, SITO develops customized, data-driven solutions for brands spanning strategic insights and media. The platform reveals a deeper and more meaningful understanding of customer interests, actions and experiences providing increased clarity for clients when it comes to navigating business decisions. The company is home to the most complete, internally developed location-data technology stack in the market, arming clients with a powerful resource for not only granular data, but also real-time insights and delivery of successful media campaigns. Using in-store targeting, proximity targeting, geo-conquesting and attribution data, the platform creates audience profiles to develop measurable hyper-targeted campaigns for brands. SITO’s real-time, location-based technology gives clients the unique advantage of understanding and shaping the future of retail and consumer behavior. For more information, visit www.sitomobile.com.

 

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Contacts:

 

Media Relations:

Yasmeen Coning

Chief Marketing Officer

yasmeen.coning@sitomobile.com

 

Darren Nicol

Director of Marketing

darren.nicol@sitomobile.com