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Quark Names Ronnie Thomson Senior Vice President of Engineering

DENVER - 5/15/2008 -

Quark announced today that Ronnie Thomson has joined the company as senior vice president of engineering. In his new role Thomson is responsible for overseeing research and development, user experience, and quality assurance for Quark’s desktop and enterprise products.

Thomson brings to Quark nearly 20 years of experience in research and development, software development, and engineering. Prior to joining Quark Thomson was director of research and development at Avaya, Inc., where he was responsible for product strategy, product roadmap planning, and overall product direction.

"Ronnie has a tremendous track record in leading software engineering teams as well as implementing strategies that work across a global research and product development operation," said Ray Schiavone, Quark CEO. "I am confident he will be an asset as he takes over our desktop publishing and dynamic publishing engineering teams."

Thomson was also previously the vice president of engineering at Centra, where he was responsible for the company’s award-winning web conferencing and real-time collaboration products. He also launched the Centra’s SaaS business with the release of CentraNow, a web-based meeting service.

"Quark combines a very strong strategy for dynamic publishing with a rich product portfolio - making it prime to be successful in the dynamic publishing space. I look forward to working with the team to further refine and implement our strategy across the enterprise and desktop businesses," said Thomson.

About Quark
Quark Inc. (euro.quark.com) provides desktop publishing and dynamic publishing software that help customers design and publish richly designed communications across a broad spectrum of media. Two decades ago, our flagship product - QuarkXPress ® - changed the course of traditional publishing. Today, not only does QuarkXPress continue to innovate in the desktop publishing market, but now Quark is revolutionizing publishing again with Quark Dynamic Publishing Solution, helping customers cost-effectively meet enterprise-scale publishing challenges by extending the benefits of advanced technologies across the publishing process. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

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