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July 05, 2016 08:00 ET

Blucora Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Sell Infospace

Net Proceeds From Sale to Be Used to Reduce Debt

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - July 05, 2016) - Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR), a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Infospace business to OpenMail LLC, a privately-held data management and marketing technology company, for $45 million in cash. The Company intends to use net proceeds from the sale to pay down debt.

"This announcement marks an important milestone in our transition to a technology-enabled financial services company and is a significant step forward for the new Blucora," said John Clendening, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blucora. "With this sale, we will monetize a non-core asset, allowing us to pay down debt and reduce our operating expenses. The Blucora team is committed to capitalizing on the opportunities ahead as a more streamlined company to deliver value for shareholders. In addition, since OpenMail is a strategic buyer, we believe this is a positive outcome for the Infospace business as well."

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. GCA Savvian Advisors, LLC is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Blucora in connection with this transaction.

About Blucora®
Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOR) is a leading provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small businesses and tax professionals. Our products and services in tax preparation and wealth management, through TaxAct and HD Vest, help consumers manage their financial lives. TaxAct is an affordable digital tax preparation solution for individuals, business owners and tax professionals. HD Vest Financial Services® supports an independent network of tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial planning solutions. For more information on Blucora or its businesses, please visit www.blucora.com.

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