Insignia Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISIG) today announced the hiring of John Thompson to the position of Vice President, Retail Strategy and Development. John spent nineteen years with Valassis Communications, Inc. in a variety of sales and marketing management positions. More recently he was with an early stage company, Unicous Marketing Inc., for four years as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations. John has an extensive background with in-store marketing and building networks.

Scott F. Drill, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Insignia is very excited about the addition of John Thompson to our Company’s sales organization and management team. John’s previous experience and excellent background will prove valuable as we continue to grow and develop our retail network.”

Insignia Systems, Inc. is an innovative developer and marketer of in-store advertising products, programs and services to retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. Through its Point-Of-Purchase Services (POPS) business, Insignia provides at-shelf advertising products in over 13,000 chain retail supermarkets, over 1,800 mass merchants and over 6,000 dollar stores. Through the nationwide POPS network, over 200 major consumer goods manufacturers, including General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft, Nestlé, Ocean Spray, Reckitt Benckiser, Schwan’s Bakery and Tyson Foods, have taken their brand messages to the point-of-purchase. For additional information, contact (888) 474-7677, or visit the Insignia website at

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including risks and uncertainties as described in the Company’s SEC Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and other recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.

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