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VIQ Solutions Strengthens Board of Directors with Appointment of Cleveland Clinic Canada President and CEO Mike Kessel

(September 12, 2017)

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ”, “VIQ Solutions” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture:VQS), a global expert providing cybersecurity protected digital content, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Kessel to its Board of Directors.

“Mike is a recognized strategic healthcare, technology and executive leader in North America and internationally. He is an important new VIQ Director at a critical time as we pursue our growth strategy with leading medical organizations to improve the secure content of their digital records with the power of artificial intelligence,” said Larry D. Taylor, VIQ Chairman of the Board.

“He brings a unique blend of medical technology, medical insights and strategic medical and growth oriented partnerships. His 25 year healthcare career includes strategy, finance, operations and entrepreneurial ventures and now CEO in Canada of the No.2 ranked hospital in the United States. We are very pleased to welcome him to the VIQ team.”

“I am very excited to join VIQ at this time of transformation and opportunity,” said Mr. Kessel.  “I look forward to working with CEO Sebastien Pare, the rest of the Company’s talented management team and Board to capitalize on our momentum, and assist VIQ drive its medical market to greater growth.”

Mr. Kessel is currently the President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic Canada and is responsible for the growth, strategic partnerships and enterprise value creation. He implemented a unique public/private hybrid strategy that led to formal partnerships with Sick Kids, Sunnybrook and Mt. Sinai Hospitals and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. He also led partnership efforts with the Ontario Ministry of Health resulting in important firsts in country and cross border patient care.

Mr. Kessel earned an MBA from Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant.

Concurrently with the appointment of Mr. Kessel as Director, George Kempff is stepping down as a Director and Interim Financial Officer to become Chief Financial Officer, said Mr. Taylor.

“We thank George for his dedicated and able service over 12 years. His knowledge and important experience now once again as Chief Financial Officer are of continued value in achieving our growth plan in the years ahead, said Mr. Taylor.

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About VIQ Solutions Inc.

VIQ Solutions is the leading technology and service platform provider for digital evidence capture and content management. Our secure modular software allows customers to onboard the VIQ platform at any stage of their organization's digitization, from the capture of digital content from video and audio devices through to online collaboration, mobility, data analytics and integration with sensors, facial recognition, speech recognition and case management or patient record systems. VIQ's technology leads the industry in security, meeting the highest international standards for digital/cyber security and privacy, including military and medical regulations.

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