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Microsoft Ad Sales GM Scott Pawloski Bets on Video with Move to RMG Networks

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DALLAS, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RMG NETWORKS (NASDAQ: RMGN), a leading provider of digital place-based media and digital signage solutions, has named Scott Pawloski as its Chief Revenue Officer -- Media Networks reporting to RMG Networks CEO Garry McGuire. Pawloski was formerly Microsoft Corporation's ("Microsoft") Advertising General Manager for the Central U.S. Region.

Pawloski will now oversee advertising sales for RMG Networks Media business unit, which includes over 200,000 digital video screens reaching over 100 million consumers every month. "Scott's deep media sales and programmatic buying experience will put RMG Networks in a strong position to capitalize on the increasing demand for digital video platforms," said Mr. McGuire.

"The digital advertising market has been aggressively shifting to video over the past couple of years and with so much audience dilution, RMG Networks was a smart bet for providing advertisers with a proven, large-scale, high-value video media product," said Pawloski. "Leading automotive, CPG, and telecommunications advertisers have all leveraged RMG media. I am excited to help even more companies discover this rich asset to build their brands and reach their audiences."

During his tenure at Microsoft, Pawloski oversaw sales and operations teams in the Central U.S., and managed a portfolio of owned-and-operated properties and third-party sites including Xbox, Windows 8, MSN, Bing, Outlook, FOX Sports and MSNBC.

RMG Networks Media business unit includes Airline Media (screens on airplane seatbacks and in airport lounges), Mall Media (screens reaching mall shoppers and diners) and Office Media (screens in 600 Regus business centers nationwide). Nielsen data shows that the RMG In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) Network alone delivers an audience of over 9.5 million adults, more viewers than most Prime Time Network shows and four times larger than USA or TNT, the largest U.S. cable networks, when measured on the basis of viewers per commercial(1) .

Pawloski will lead the three Media Networks regional sales groups in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.

About RMG NETWORKS

RMG NETWORKS (NASDAQ:RMGN) helps brands and organizations communicate more effectively using location-based video networks. The company connects brands with target audiences using video advertising networks comprised of over 200,000 display screens, reaching over 100 million consumers each month. The company also builds enterprise video networks that empower organizations to visualize critical data to better run their business. RMG Networks works with over 70% of the Fortune 100. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, China, India, Singapore and the UAE. For more information, visit www.rmgnetworks.com.

Investor Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release regarding RMG Networks that are not statements of historical fact may include forward-looking statements, and statements regarding RMG Networks' beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. RMG Networks' actual results could differ materially from these statements.

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