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VIQ Announces Veteran Court Technology Executive to Lead Global Justice Solutions Initiatives

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ” or “VIQ Solutions”) (TSX Venture:VQS), a global expert providing a cybersecurity protected technology and service platform for digital evidence capture and content management, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kurt Maddox, a widely respected executive with a proven track record of enabling courts through technological innovation.

“Kurt brings a deep commitment of courts to our leadership team, along with more than a decade of proven success working with the world’s most innovative courts,” said Peter Kostandenou, Chief Marketing Officer of VIQ Solutions.

“We are building a world-class team to serve our expanding global justice clients. Kurt’s extensive industry depth within the justice sector will ensure client value,” Mr. Kostandenou said. “Kurt will focus on growing our core judicial business, increasing partnerships with courts, best-in-class AV integrators, and developing strategic alliances. He will also work with global organizations committed to the improvement of court operations.”

“VIQ is acknowledged as leading the digital media evidence field, including digital court recording, for over 20 years. From modest beginnings, we have grown to be the recognized expert in the capture and management of digital audio, video and files, with cutting-edge features and technologies.  We are excited Kurt is joining our organization and the value he brings to our judicial business,” said Sebastien Pare, President and CEO of VIQ Solutions.

Prior to joining VIQ, Kurt was Chief Evangelist for Justice AV Solutions and most recently Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Australia-based For The Record (FTR). He also held management positions with Merrill Lynch, Covad Communications, and FranklinCovey.

VIQ Solutions also announced today that on February 14, 2018, 375,000 stock options were granted to Directors of the Company. The options were granted in accordance with the Company's stock option plan and have an exercise price of $0.30 per share, with a five-year term, vesting a third on the grant date, and an additional third vesting on each of the next two grant date anniversaries.

About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is the leading global technology platform for ultra-secure digital evidence capture and content management. Our modular software allows customers to onboard the VIQ platform at any stage of their organization's digitization, from digital content capture with video and audio devices to online collaboration, mobility, data analytics and integration with sensors, facial recognition, speech recognition and case management or patient record systems. VIQ's technology leads the industry in security, meeting the highest international standards for digital/cybersecurity and privacy, including military and medical regulations.

Our solutions are used in over 20 countries with tens of thousands of users in over 200 government and private agencies including law enforcement, immigration, medical, legal, insurance, courts, and transportation and transcription services. VIQ also provides end-to-end transcription services to several large government agencies through our Australian reporting and transcription partners. VIQ partners worldwide with security integrators, audio video specialists, and hardware and data storage suppliers. Managing digital media evidence is what we do, and we do it better than anyone else. 
For more information about VIQ Solutions, please visit www.viqsolutions.com.

For further information: Peter Kostandenou, CMO, VIQ Solutions, (905) 948-8266 ext. 213, email: peter@viqsolutions.com.