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Purple Welcomes New Board Members.



ROCKLIN, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Purple Communications(TM), Inc. (Pink Sheets: PRPL PRPL Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison (Office) ), a leading provider of text, video relay (VRS (Video Relay Service) A communications service for the hearing or speech impaired. A VRS is the video counterpart of a TTY relay service, in which the user types on a terminal, and the relay operator speaks the messages to the recipient (see TDD/TTY). ), on-site interpreting services, and video remote interpreting Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) is a service utilizing video cameras to provide sign language interpreting services without an interpreter present. A typical VRI setup involves a deaf and hearing user at one location with a camera and television screen, and an interpreter at  (VRI VRI Vacation Register International
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VRI Vehicle Research Institute (Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington)
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) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, announced the appointment of two new directors to the Company's Board -- Aaron Dobrinsky and Jose E. Feliciano.

Mr. Dobrinsky founded GoAmerica, Inc., which was a predecessor to Purple Communications, and served various roles as its Chairman, President, and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . He is the CEO of Kosher.com, an online national supermarket. Additionally, he is the President of Dobrinsky Management, Inc., a management consulting and advisory firm providing strategic and operational guidance to startup and mid-stage companies.

Mr. Feliciano is a partner and co-founder of Clearlake Capital, L.P., which together with its affiliates, is Purple's leading investor. Formerly, Mr. Feliciano was a partner and member of the investment committee at Tennenbaum Capital. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of govWorks, Inc. and was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Continuing with their service to the Board are Behdad Eghbali, Chairman of Purple and partner of Clearlake Capital Group, LLC, Ronald E. Obray, Vice Chairman and founder of Hands On Video Relay Services, and Dan Luis, CEO of Purple, and former CEO of GoAmerica, Inc.

About Purple

Purple Communications is a leading provider of text, video relay (VRS), on-site interpreting services, and video remote interpreting (VRI) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, offering a wide array of options designed to meet the varied communication needs of its customers. Purple's vision is to enable free-flowing communication between people, inclusive of differences in abilities, languages, or locations. For more information on the Purple Communications, Inc. or its services, visit www.purple.us, by Internet relay by visiting www.ip-relay.com, or by video phone by connecting to purple.tv.

"i711," "Purple," and the Purple logo are registered trademarks of Purple Communications, Inc. "PurpleMail," "Powered by Purple," "i711.com," "My IP-Relay," "IP-Relay.com," "One-Tap Redial," and "P3" are either registered trademarks, trademarks, or service marks of Purple Communications, Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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