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blinkx Strengthens UK Management Team, Appoints Donald Hamilton as SVP of blinkx Media

London, England and San Francisco, CA. –  May 1 2014 — blinkx plc (“blinkx” or the “Company”), today announced the appointment of Donald Hamilton as Senior Vice President of blinkx Media, based in London, England. In this position, Hamilton will play a key role in shaping blinkx’s growth and expansion strategy in the UK and Europe.

“We are delighted to have Donald bring his years of experience and deep knowledge of the European tech and online advertising markets to the blinkx team,” said S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx. “With an impressive career history boasting clear successes in scaling businesses and growing the scope of enterprise services, we expect Donald to make an immediate and significant contribution to the Company across the board, from business strategy to thought leadership, as we grow and develop our business on a global level.”

Based in the UK, Hamilton brings over 20 years of online branding and direct marketing experience, with a track record of fueling enterprise growth. Prior to joining blinkx, Hamilton acted as Managing Partner and Founder of Segmentation Consulting Ltd (Precidio), where he worked with prominent US companies seeking strategy, product development and positioning for European growth. Before that he launched and acted as Managing Director for Wunderloop in the UK, quickly growing it into the second largest independent behavioral targeting solution company in the UK. Previously, Hamilton was UK Managing Director at DoubleClick/AdLINK Internet Media, Commercial Director for Bananalotto.com at Netarget Ltd, Director of Internet Sales & Development at Dunnhumby (a member of Primecom Media Group), and Director of the Direct Marketing Division for Claritas Ltd. at Acxiom.

About blinkx

blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through premium content online. Founded in the UK in 2004, blinkx pioneered Internet Video Search using its patented COncept Recognition Engine (CORE). This technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to deeply understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy for consumers and a brand safe environment for advertisers. Today, blinkx is a broad digital media technology, distribution and monetization platform that connects consumers, advertisers and content across four screens. Through its partnerships with hundreds of media companies, including ABC, NBC, Conde Nast, Reuters and Bloomberg, blinkx has indexed and search enabled millions of hours of video content. blinkx powers video search, discovery or monetization on thousands of online properties including Lycos, ABC, CBS and Fox Sports. blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, California with 15 offices worldwide. For more information please visit www.blinkx.com.

Press Contacts for blinkx plc

Edward Bridges
Charles Palmer
FTI Consulting LLP
+44 207 831 3113

Charles Lytle
Christopher Wren
Citigroup Global Markets Ltd
NOMAD and Joint Broker for blinkx plc
+44 207 986 4000

Lorna Tilbian
Mark Lander
Nick Westlake
Numis Securities Limited
Joint Broker for blinkx plc
+44 207 260 1000