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Grass Valley Appoints Michael Zabolitzki to Lead Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

San Francisco, Calif., October 01, 2012 — To reinforce its solutions offerings to broadcasters and content producers, and to support further expansion in the Germany (Deutschland), Austria, and Switzerland (Confederatia Helvetica) (DACH) region, Grass Valley® has appointed Michael Zabolitzki as Managing Director for the company's DACH operations.

In his new role, Zabolitzki will be responsible for the overall business activities in the DACH region with a specific focus on driving strategic growth accelerating the company's transition to solution selling.

"Michael is a great addition to the European team and a key player in our transformation of Grass Valley's business in the DACH region," said Dr. Christopher Brennan, Vice President of Central & Eurasia. "He has very deep and broad experience in the IT industry which will enable us to further support our customers whose businesses are adapting to a number of new technology trends."

With the shift in the broadcast industry to more IT based technologies, Zabolitzki brings with him a wealth of invaluable experience spanning over 25 years in the IT industry. Prior to joining Grass Valley, Zabolitzki held a number of senior management roles in both sales and pre-sales at Dell in Germany, including Sales Director for Customer Retention and Development.

Before his time at Dell, Zabolitzki worked at a number of other leading IT companies including Fujitsu and ICL Trading. Zabolitzki joined Grass Valley at the beginning of January 2012.

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About Grass Valley – The Premier Video Technology Solutions Company

For more than 50 years, the Grass Valley name has been synonymous with innovation, leadership, and performance. Our full range of solutions and services is unmatched in the industry, leveraging the economies of scale of the IT industry with our proprietary core knowledge of media processing and storage. Grass Valley customers include most of the world's leading broadcasters, teleproduction facilities, and service providers, as well as independent video professionals who rely on our products to cover the world's most high-profile live events, as well as to benefit from efficiencies in day-to-day operations. When you're watching news, sports, or entertainment programming—whether on a TV, the web, or a mobile device—you're watching Grass Valley at work in today's connected world.

For information about Grass Valley solutions and services, please visit www.grassvalley.com.

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