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December 10, 2015 17:00 ET

Eric Lefkofsky -- Joins the Board of Belly, the Leading Digital Loyalty & Marketing Platform for Small Businesses

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 10, 2015) - Eric Lefkofsky, Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon, has joined the Board of Directors of Belly. Founded in 2011, Belly is the largest digital loyalty network in the United States with over 12,000 locations and six million members. The platform, designed for local businesses, offers a complete suite of digital loyalty and marketing tools to help businesses of all sizes attract and retain more customers.

Belly provides a consumer-facing iPad to its partner businesses so that customers can earn points redeemable for unique rewards specific to each Belly business. Customers or "Belly Members" download the Belly mobile app (available on iOS and Android) or use the universal Belly Card to earn points for rewards at any business that is part of the Belly network.

Belly received its initial round of funding from Chicago-based venture capital firm Lightbank, where Eric Lefkofsky is a co-founder along with partner Brad Keywell, who is also on Belly's Board of Directors.

"We're thrilled to welcome Eric to our board," said Logan LaHive, founder and CEO at Belly. "His deep expertise in scaling and leading businesses in the local space will be an asset to us as we continue to build."

About Belly

Belly's industry-leading mobile platform has redefined the loyalty space by offering customizable, unique rewards programs backed by a seamless marketing solution. Belly makes it easy and affordable for businesses to engage customers with memorable in-store experiences and build lasting relationships. Through digital connections, businesses gain access to customer data and a suite of innovative tools to track their marketing efforts. Belly is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Silicon Valley Bank, Lightbank, NEA, DAG Ventures, Cisco, and 7-Ventures, LLC (a subsidiary of 7-Eleven, Inc.). For more information, visit http://www.bellycard.com.

About Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky is Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon. He is also a Co-founder of Lightbank, InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, and Uptake. Eric Lefkofsky is a Trustee of Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School. For more information on Eric Lefkofsky, visit http://www.lefkofsky.com.

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