Snipp Interactive Inc.

Snipp Interactive Inc.

August 03, 2012 18:54 ET

Board Appoints Founder Atul Sabharwal as CEO

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2012) - Snipp Interactive Inc. ("Snipp") (TSX VENTURE:SPN), an international provider of mobile marketing solutions listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange"), announced today that Chairman and Founder, Atul Sabharwal, is succeeding Erik Hallstrom as CEO. Stepping down to pursue another opportunity, Hallstrom will continue with Snipp in an advisory role. Director and Founder Ritesh Bhavnani will take over as Chairman of the Board.

"To ensure a smooth transition and to continue the strong growth and expansion trajectory at Snipp, both the founders have decided to take on more formal operational roles at the company," said Atul Sabharwal. "Snipp is based on a compelling vision and we look forward to its continued growth in mobile marketing. We are excited that Erik will continue on with Snipp in an advisory capacity and thank him for his efforts to transition the company from a start-up to a smoothly functioning public entity. We have a terrific range of mobile solutions for offline above-the-line marketing, events, rebates, loyalty programs, coupons and more, undergirded by best-in-class technology and a strong team."

"Snipp is well positioned to play a key role in the dynamic mobile marketing industry on an international level, and across a range of industry verticals seeking to implement end-to-end mobile solutions. I look forward to continuing to engage with its talented management team." said Erik Hallstrom.

About Snipp Interactive Inc.

Snipp Interactive Inc. ( provides print publishers, advertising agencies and corporate/consumer brands, including Fortune 500 companies, with a full suite of mobile marketing services across North America and generates revenue by designing, constructing, implementing and managing these mobile marketing services for its customers. Snipp is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with international operations in Canada, Mexico and India.

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