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Nitro PDF Software

November 05, 2009 14:50 ET

Nitro PDF Software Announces Appointment of SEEK Co-Founder, Matthew Rockman, as Chairman

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 5, 2009) - Nitro PDF Software, the company that revolutionized the PDF software space with the introduction of the first true alternative to Adobe® Acrobat®, Nitro PDF Professional, today announced the appointment of Matthew Rockman as non-executive Chairman. His appointment represents another significant addition to the board of directors, joining Andrew Barlow, co-founder of Hitwise.

As a co-founder of SEEK Ltd. (ASX: SEK), Mr. Rockman was instrumental in creating one of Australia's largest, most successful online media companies. Since SEEK's IPO in 2005, the company has grown to a market capitalization of over $2 billion and has operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Brazil, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

"I've looked at many opportunities since leaving SEEK," said Mr. Rockman. "None had the appeal of Nitro. The market opportunity is phenomenally exciting and the management team is first-class. I'm thrilled to accept the Chairmanship and will work hard to grow value for shareholders."

The appointment of Mr. Rockman as Chairman caps what has undoubtedly been a milestone year for Nitro, with the establishment of its San Francisco, California headquarters -- as well as expansion in Europe -- in addition to record-breaking revenue growth and a doubling of global employee headcount.

"We're delighted to have Matt come aboard as Chairman. His track record at SEEK speaks for itself. Matt's passions are building exceptional management teams and executional excellence, and his experience will be incredibly valuable as Nitro continues to grow," said Nitro CEO, Sam Chandler.

About Nitro PDF Software

Nitro PDF Software is one of the world's leading PDF software vendors and the company behind Nitro PDF Professional, the first true alternative to Adobe Acrobat. Headquartered in San Francisco, Nitro PDF Software has operations spanning North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Competitively priced, Nitro PDF Professional provides users full control over PDF documents, including commenting, form-filling and authoring, digital signatures, text editing, one-click creation from Microsoft® Office and more. Nitro PDF Software products have won multiple "Product of the Year" and "Top Buy" awards, are seen in retail stores around the globe, and are used by millions of people worldwide including a significant number of Fortune 500 organizations.

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