Quark Names Mark Benfer Senior Vice President of Sales for North America

    DENVER, September 4 /CNW/ - Quark announced today that Mark Benfer has
joined the company as senior vice president of sales for North America. A
member of the Quark leadership team reporting to Quark President and CEO Ray
Schiavone, Benfer is responsible for leading the company's direct and channel
sales activities across North America and driving key growth initiatives in
the desktop and enterprise markets.

    Benfer brings more than 20 years in technology sales to his role at
Quark, including global experience in building and managing sales teams with
market-leading companies. Most recently Benfer served as senior vice president
of worldwide sales for HealthMedia. Previous positions included vice president
of worldwide sales at Arbortext and a 17-year tenure with GE and GE-owned

    "Mark brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of technology sales,"
said Schiavone. "His expertise will help us expand our reach in North America
by strengthening and building new relationships with customers and partners as
we drive new initiatives across our desktop and enterprise businesses."

    Benfer earned a bachelor's of commerce from Dalhousie University in
Halifax, Canada, and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University in Hedington,

    About Quark

    Quark Inc. (www.quark.com) is an innovative software company providing
design, production, and collaboration solutions that are transforming the
business of creative communications. Quark has provided award-winning software
for professional publishers since its flagship product, QuarkXPress, changed
the course of traditional publishing. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately

    Quark and Quark-related marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Quark, Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other
marks are the property of their respective owners.

For further information:

For further information: Quark Inc. MacLean Guthrie, 303-894-3371

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