VIRGINIA BEACH, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2015) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX)

Liberty Tax, Inc., the parent company of JTH Tax, Inc. d/b/a Liberty Tax Service ("Liberty Tax Service"), announced today that Vanessa Mercurio Szajnoga will assume the position of Vice President, Legal of Liberty Tax, Inc. and General Counsel for Liberty Tax Service.

Ms. Szajnoga currently serves as the Assistant Vice President, Legal for Liberty Tax Service, a position she has held since January 2015. She also serves on the American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising, Corporate Counsel Committee.

Ms. Szajnoga began her career at Liberty in 2005, as litigation counsel, representing the Company and managing litigation matters in federal and local courts throughout the United States and Canada. She became the leader of the Transactional Legal Department in 2012. Along with her legal work, Ms. Szajnoga has played a role in the company's Culture Committee, which is tasked with creating a welcoming and nurturing work environment. The committee's work has helped Liberty's corporate office gain recognition in 2014 as one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia.

"Vanessa is a bright legal mind who understands our business and will effectively lead our legal team as we seize new opportunities, build partnerships to serve customers, and expand our leadership in the tax industry," said CEO and Founder John T. Hewitt. "She is the right person to help move us toward continued success."

Ms. Szajnoga holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wagner College and J.D. from The College of William and Mary, Marshall Wythe Law School.

About Liberty Tax, Inc.
Founded in 1997 by CEO John T. Hewitt, Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) is the parent company of Liberty Tax Service. Liberty Tax is one of the fastest-growing tax preparation franchises and has prepared almost 20 million individual income tax returns in more than 4,300 offices and online. Liberty Tax's online services are available through eSmart Tax, Liberty Online and DIY Tax, and are all backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax locations and its nationwide network of approximately 35,000 seasonal tax preparers. Liberty Tax also supports local communities with fundraising endeavors and contributes as a national sponsor for many charitable causes. For a more in-depth look, visit Liberty Tax Service and interact with Liberty Tax on Twitter and Facebook.

Contact Information:

Martha O'Gorman
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Liberty Tax Service
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