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Liberated Syndication Announces Settlement Agreement with Camac Partners

PRESS RELEASE — October 8, 2019

Eric Shahinian, Brad Tirpak, and an Independent Director to Join Board;

Camac Withdraws Special Meeting Request and Dismisses Nevada Litigation

Pittsburgh PA—Liberated Syndication (OTCQB:LSYN) (“Libsyn” or the “Company”), a recognized leader in podcast hosting, distribution and monetization, today announced it has reached a settlement agreement with Camac Fund, LP, and its affiliates Camac Partners, LLC, Camac Capital, LLC, and Eric Shahinian, (collectively, “Camac”) which own approximately 6.7% of outstanding shares of Libsyn’s common stock. The agreement includes: the addition of new directors to Libsyn’s Board of Directors, including Eric Shahinian and Brad Tirpak (a managing director at Palm Active Partners), and at least one new independent director; Camac withdrawing its special meeting request; and Camac dismissing its pending litigation in Nevada.

“We are pleased to have reached a resolution that we believe is in the best interests of all Lisbyn shareholders,” said Chris Spencer, Liberated Syndication CEO. “We look forward to adding new directors to our Board and believe the new independent voices will complement those of our existing directors. Libsyn is performing well, as evidenced by the strong third quarter podcasting subscription growth announced yesterday, and we believe the Company is well positioned to continue executing on our strategy and enhancing shareholder value.”

“We are pleased to reach this agreement with Libsyn that brings fresh perspectives to its Board and positions the Company for future value creation,” said Mr. Shahinian, founder and managing member of Camac. “Libsyn is a wonderful business, and we believe this agreement will drive enhanced value for all shareholders, employees and customers.”

The agreement provides for, among other things, the following:

Loeb & Loeb LLP and Sherman & Howard LLP are serving as legal advisors to the Company and MacKenzie Partners, Inc. is serving as proxy advisor. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation and Ballard Spahr LLP are serving as legal advisors to Camac and InvestorCom, LLC is serving as proxy advisor.

About Eric Shahinian

Eric Shahinian, age 31, is the managing member of Camac Partners LLC, which he founded in 2011. Prior to founding Camac, he was an analyst at Kingstown Capital Management L.P., an investment firm, from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Shahinian was a director of Khan Resources, Inc. from 2015 to 2017, during which time the company reached a settlement with the government of Mongolia in regards to an arbitration award entered in the company’s favor and paid out a large return of capital. Mr. Shahinian has a B.S. from Babson College.

About Bradley Tirpak

Bradley M. Tirpak, age 49, is a managing director at Palm Active Partners LLC. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Tirpak was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Locke Partners and managed various investment partnerships that focused on engaging public companies to improve corporate governance and improve stockholder returns. Earlier in his career, he worked for Credit Suisse First Boston, Caxton Associates, Sigma Capital Management and Chilton Investment Company. Mr. Tirpak is the Chairman of the Board of Full House Resorts, Inc., a casino developer and operator, and has been a director since December 2014. He previously held director positions at Flowgroup, Birner Dental Management Services, Inc., Applied Minerals, Inc. and USA Technologies, Inc. Mr. Tirpak is a trustee of the HALO Trust USA, the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance organization which clears the debris of war in over 20 countries. Mr. Tirpak received a B.S. from Tufts University and an M.B.A from Georgetown University.

About Liberated Syndication

Liberated Syndication (“Libsyn”) is the world’s leading podcast hosting network and has been providing publishers with distribution and monetization services since 2004. In 2018 Libsyn delivered over 5.1 billion downloads. Libsyn hosts over 5.6 million media files for more than 67,000 podcasts, including typically around 35% of the top 200 podcasts in Apple Podcasts. Podcast producers choose Libsyn to measure their audience via IAB V2 certified stats, deliver popular audio and video episodes, distribute their content through smartphone Apps (iOS and Android), and monetize via premium subscription services and advertising. We are a Pittsburgh based company with a world class team. Visit us on the web at

Pair Networks, founded in 1996, is one of the oldest and most experienced Internet hosting company providing a full range of fast, powerful and reliable Web hosting services. Pair offers a suite of Internet services from shared hosting to virtual private servers to customized solutions with world-class 24x7 on-site customer support. Based in Pittsburgh, Pair serves businesses, bloggers, artists, musicians, educational institutions and non-profit organizations around the world. Visit us on the web at

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