Lyris Appoints New Senior Vice President of Engineering

John Philpin to Lead Design and Development of Lyris’ Next-Generation Digital Marketing Solutions

Emeryville, Calif. – August 6, 2013 –Lyris, Inc.(LYRI), a global provider of digital marketing solutions, today announced industry veteran John Philpin has joined the team as senior vice president of engineering. In this role, Philpin is responsible for leading the design and development of Lyris’ next-generation digital marketing solutions.

“John brings a wealth of experience in software engineering, sales and marketing, product development, and business transformation,” said Roy Camblin, Chairman and CEO of Lyris. “I have worked with John before, both at Oracle and at Citibank, and we were able to achieve some amazing things together. I can’t think of anyone better qualified to head our advanced technology efforts, to better serve the current and future needs of our customers.”

With more than 25 years in the industry, Philpin has experience in both U.S. and European markets working for a number of large enterprises including Citibank, General Electric and Oracle. Equally comfortable in engineering, sales, marketing, and operations, he has a proven track record in developing, marketing, selling and delivering real world business solutions to enterprises. Philpin has also worked with early-stage technology companies, small businesses, consulting organizations and government agencies. He holds a degree in Mathematics from the UK’s University of East Anglia.

“I believe that putting the customer at the center of everything is the key to enterprise success. That is why I’m excited to be joining Lyris, a company that has long delivered leading solutions that equip digital marketers with the tools necessary to manage unique customer experiences,” said Philpin. “The challenge for the future is how businesses will manage their customer relationships across every digital messaging channel. It’s a world of extraordinary potential – and Lyris is perfectly positioned to help businesses seize this opportunity.”

About Lyris

Lyris is a global provider of digital marketing solutions that help companies engage with customers in more meaningful ways. Lyris products and services empower marketers to design, automate, and optimize data-driven interactive marketing campaigns that facilitate superior engagement, increase conversions and deliver measurable business value. Lyris' high-performance, secure and flexible digital marketing platforms improves marketing efficiency by providing automated digital message delivery, robust segmentation, and real-time social, mobile, and interaction analytics. The Lyris solutions portfolio is comprised of both in-the-cloud and on-premise solutions - Lyris ONE, Lyris HQ, Lyris LM - combined with customer-focused services and support. More than 5,000 companies worldwide partner with Lyris to manage and execute sophisticated digital marketing campaigns across email, social, Web and mobile channels. Connect with us on Twitter: @lyris,Facebook,YouTube or LinkedIn.

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