Diligent Corporation Appoints Human Resources Veteran as Chief People Officer

Avigail Dadone Joins to Support Company Growth and Reinforce the Company's Leadership Team

New York, New York, UNITED STATES

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diligent Corporation (NZX:DIL), the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based platform for the secure electronic production, distribution and collaboration of confidential information for boards, committees and leadership teams, today announced the appointment of its new Chief People Officer (CPO), Avigail Dadone, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Stafford. Dadone will be responsible for working with current and incoming staff to create an inclusive and ambitious culture for Diligent Corporation.

"Avigail has an impressive background in the HR space, and has proven her expertise in organizations like Bloomberg," Stafford said. "Avigail will help Diligent achieve continued growth by working with leadership to attract, retain and nurture talent to better contribute to the growing business. With Avigail's expertise, Diligent will have the ability to put additional focus on staff while continuing to deliver leading SaaS offerings for our customers. I also believe that Avigail will be integral to Diligent's future acquisition plans, and the company's continued expansion of the R&D team in Charlotte, NC."

Dadone is joining Diligent with more than a decade of experience as an HR professional. Most recently, Dadone worked at Bloomberg leading HR in the Americas. While there, she was responsible for all HR practices in the region while acting as the HR business partner for the COO. Dadone holds a BS from Boston University's Questrom School of Business.

"I'm delighted to join an organization that reflects its strong values in the workplace and within the industry," said Dadone. "As the SaaS space grows and secure collaboration options become more important for boards, working to integrate new employees into the organization becomes a thrilling experience for a dedicated HR team. Between Diligent's recent acquisition and the company's thriving sales team, we will have the unique experience of cultivating an ambitious, growing internal culture."

About Diligent (NZX:DIL)

Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 3,500 clients in more than 60 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards (formerly Diligent Boardbooks) solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing. Diligent is a publicly listed company (NZX:DIL) with nearly $US 100 million in annual recurring revenue, based on previously reported revenue retention rates. Visit www.diligent.com to learn more.

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