Corel Names Patrick Nichols as CEO

Tom Berquist to serve on the Corel board of directors and joins Vector Capital as Operating Partner

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 5, 2015) - Corel today announced Patrick Nichols, President of WinZip and General Manager of Corel, Roxio, Pinnacle and ReviverSoft, has been appointed as Corel's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Tom Berquist, Corel's former CEO will now serve as Non-Executive Chairman of the Corel Board of Directors and has joined as Operating Partner at Vector Capital, the Company's majority shareholder.

"Patrick has been instrumental in Corel's success and we are very pleased that he will be taking the lead as CEO. Joining Corel as the President of WinZip five years ago, his responsibilities grew to include the company's digital media brands and more recently its graphics and productivity product lines," said Tom Berquist, Non-Executive Chairman of the Corel Board of Directors and Operating Partner at Vector Capital. "I'm confident that under Patrick and his management team's leadership, Corel will continue to enjoy global success."

"With Tom as Corel's CEO, 2014 was a tremendous year for the company, achieving record results in EBITDA and cash flow. Over the past 3 years, the Corel management team has nearly tripled the company's operating income. Building on these achievements, our team looks forward to working together with Tom and Corel's Board of Directors to realize the opportunities we see for our brands in the future," said Patrick Nichols, CEO of Corel.

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