Close Incorporated Names Anthony C. Espiritu Vice President of Operations

Large-scale Operations Expertise to Support Company’s Growing Client Base and Help Increase the Scale and Reach of Coupon Campaigns Across the Digital Domain

Mountain View, CA – December 13, 2010 – Incorporated, the recognized leader in digital coupons, including online printable, save to loyalty card and mobile promotions, today announced that Anthony (Tony) Espiritu has joined the company as vice president of operations. Reporting to COO Brian Weisfeld, he will oversee’s client services, coupon creation and clearing, as well as client and consumer support teams.

Mr. Espiritu assumes the position from Bob Gonzales, who has taken on a new role as vice president of knowledge management, a new executive position for the company designed to optimize core business processes, establish internal controls and increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Mr. Espiritu joins from Acxiom, where he was vice president of digital development and delivery for this top agency and technology provider for digital advertising and marketing. Mr. Espiritu joined Acxiom through its acquisition in 2005 of Digital Impact, where he was senior vice president and general manager of marketing operations. During his more-than-10-year tenure at Acxiom/Digital Impact, he also held a variety of professional services, business development and product management positions.

“Tony’s broad experience at fast growing companies and his expertise in supporting clients with large-scale digital marketing campaigns will serve us well as we continue to grow our business,” said Steven Boal, CEO of Incorporated. “Digital coupons represents the fastest growing segment of the coupon industry with more and more brands executing more and more campaigns. Tony’s operational prowess can help us accelerate the already rapid growth.”

“I am very excited about the opportunity at,” said Espiritu. “I look forward to the opportunity to support the company’s ever-growing client roster—already made up of many of the world’s biggest brands—and to help grow the company’s scale as it continues to expand its reach to consumers across the digital domain, including the Web, mobile, social, etcetera.”

Before Axciom/Digital Impact, Mr. Espiritu held a variety of positions at Vantive, Quantum, PeopleSoft and Wyse Technology. He began his career at Loral Space and Communications (formerly Ford Aereospace).

He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with a Double Major in Economics and Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley Walter A. Haas School of Business.