Digimarc Closes Public Offering of Common Stock

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), the inventor of the Digimarc Discover® platform featuring the Digimarc Barcode for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media, has closed its previously announced public offering of 1,233,333 shares of its common stock, plus an additional 185,000 shares sold upon full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares of common stock, at a price to the public of $30.00 per share.

The company estimates net proceeds from the offering to be approximately $39.8 million, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general working capital purposes as well as to accelerate the company's growth initiatives.

Needham & Company and Cowen and Company acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Craig-Hallum Capital Group and B. Riley & Co. acted as co-managers of the offering.

About Digimarc
Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the inventor of the Digimarc Discover® platform featuring the imperceptible Digimarc Barcode for automatically identifying and interacting with virtually any media. The platform enables industrial scanners, smartphones, tablets and other computer interfaces to reliably, efficiently and economically identify traditional barcoded items, along with many other media objects. Digimarc Barcodes are imperceptible to people and do all that visible barcodes do, but perform better. They can be applied to virtually all forms of media. These remarkable capabilities have allowed Digimarc and its business partners to supply a wide range of patented consumer engagement, media management and security solutions across multiple consumer and government industry sectors. Digimarc owns an extensive intellectual property portfolio, with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media object discovery, and intuitive computing more generally. For more information and the latest news, please visit www.digimarc.com and follow on Twitter at @Digimarc.

Forward-looking Statements
With the exception of historical and factual information contained in this release, the matters described in this release contain various "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements include statements and any related inferences regarding expectations with respect to its expected use of any proceeds from the closed public offering, and other statements identified by terminology such as "will," "should," "expects," "estimates," "predicts" and "continue" or other derivations of these or other comparable terms. These forward-looking statements are statements of management's opinion and are subject to various assumptions, risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied from the statements in this release as a result of changes in economic, business and/or regulatory factors. More detailed information about risk factors that may affect actual results are set forth in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and in subsequent periodic reports filed with the SEC.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date of this release. Except as required by law, Digimarc undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

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