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Rosetta Stone Appoints Judy Verses to Lead Global Institutional Business
Experienced Leader to Drive Continued Global Growth

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), a leading provider of technology-based language-learning solutions, announced today the appointment of Judy Verses as president, Global Institutional Business. Reporting directly to Tom Adams, president and chief executive officer of Rosetta Stone, Verses will be responsible for all of Rosetta Stone's institutional business worldwide. Rosetta Stone serves institutional customers in the education, government and corporate markets.

"We're very pleased to have Judy join Rosetta Stone's management team," said Tom Adams, CEO of Rosetta Stone. "She has an extensive background in building and expanding businesses. I am confident that she has the experience and enthusiasm to lead our institutional business, driving continued growth across all geographies."

Judy joins Rosetta Stone from Blackboard, where she served as president and chief client officer responsible for global sales and marketing. Previously, she was president and COO of Blackboard Learn. Prior to joining Blackboard, Judy held several senior leadership roles at Verizon, where she was responsible for the successful launch of Verizon FiOS. Some of her roles included SVP marketing for Verizon's portfolio of voice, video and data products; SVP Broadband Solutions; vice president for business sales; and vice president/general manager of small business sales. Judy began her career with Xerox after earning her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

"Rosetta Stone offers the best solution for learning languages, not just with TOTALe for world languages, which combines dedicated conversational coaching and online software subscriptions, but also with ReFLEX, its new conversational-English solution for Korean learners," Judy Verses said. "I'm excited to join the leadership team and further strengthen our institutional efforts in the Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pac."

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc. is changing the way the world learns languages. Rosetta Stone provides interactive solutions that are acclaimed for the speed and power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone. Available in more than 30 languages, Rosetta Stone language-learning solutions are used by schools, organizations and millions of individuals in over 150 countries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning a language should be natural and instinctive and that interactive technology can replicate and activate the immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. The company is based in Arlington, Va., with international offices in the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Brazil, China and Germany. For more information, visit

Rosetta Stone, TOTALe and ReFLEX are registered trademarks or trademarks of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

SOURCE: Rosetta Stone Inc.

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Rosetta Stone PR's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.
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