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February 18, 2010 08:51 ET

Glowpoint Hires Telecommunications Sales Leader to Drive Market Share Growth

Thomas Brown Brings Distinguished Track Record to Leading Managed Video Service Provider

HILLSIDE, NJ--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a carrier-grade provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, today announced the hire of telecommunications sales leader Thomas Brown as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Brown previously served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at FiberNet, where he established and directed a sales organization that achieved revenues of more than $70 million. FiberNet was acquired by Zayo, Inc. in September of 2009.

Glowpoint President and Co-CEO Joseph Laezza said, "With more than 19 years of sales leadership experience, Tom has a proven track record of driving sales teams to achieve substantial market share growth. Tom will play a major role at Glowpoint to drive greater competitive gains for us in a video communications industry that is forecast to grow to more than seven billion dollars within the next three years."

Brown said, "Glowpoint has successfully positioned itself as a leading managed video services provider in the middle of a rapidly expanding marketplace. My goal is to communicate Glowpoint's value, with a focused sales team and channel partner organization, to achieve substantial revenue results."

Laezza added, "Tom's unique knowledge of the carrier market will also help us better align our strategic partnerships to capitalize on the growing adoption of business-to-business video communications." Prior to his senior role at FiberNet, Brown was the director of carrier sales at DirectNet Telecommunications LLC, a private international carrier. He also held various managerial positions at LCI International, Inc. and at AT&T. He holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW) provides carrier-grade managed telepresence and video communications services. Glowpoint's suite of robust telepresence and video conferencing solutions empowers enterprises to communicate with each other over disparate networks and technology platforms. Glowpoint supports thousands of video communications systems in more than 35 countries with its 24/7 video management services. Glowpoint also powers major broadcasters, Fortune 500 companies, as well as global carriers and video equipment manufacturers -- and their customers -- worldwide. To learn more, visit http://www.glowpoint.com.

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