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Interactive Intelligence Plans to Add 300-Plus Employees Statewide by End of 2014; Announces Plan for New Building at North-side Indianapolis Campus

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of software and services designed to improve the customer experience, plans to add more than 300 jobs in Indiana by the end of 2014. The growth follows the addition of more than 170 Indiana-based employees last year, for a total statewide headcount of nearly 1,000 as of Dec. 31, 2013.

Additionally, the company is in negotiations to lease a new 112,000 square-foot building at its North-side Indianapolis campus, with an anticipated occupancy date of the third quarter of 2015.

“Our business is growing by all measures,” said Interactive Intelligence founder and CEO Dr. Donald Brown. “Our Indiana job growth of 23 percent last year topped the previous year’s healthy rate of 18 percent. Our planned job additions would result in more than 1,300 Indiana employees by the end of 2014.

“The tech sector is a critically important part of the state’s growth and future success. With our cloud business growing at an exceptional rate, an increasing number of large customer deals, and exciting new products in the pipeline, we anticipate continued expansion with an even greater positive impact on the Indiana economy,” Brown said.

Last year Interactive Intelligence expanded its North-side Indianapolis campus, which now occupies nearly 300,000 square feet spanning four buildings.

The company generated $92.7 million in total 2013 Indiana payroll compensation.

“Hoosiers are driving the future of technology, with a tech community that’s strong and fueled by impressive homegrown success stories like that of Interactive Intelligence’s,” said Indiana Governor Mike Pence. “In Indiana, high-tech companies gain an advantage over their competition with a business climate that is affordable and a talented workforce at their fingertips. We’ve built Indiana into a state that works, designed to poise companies for days like today, where the future is bright with opportunity.”

“Companies like Interactive Intelligence that offer high-tech job opportunities help us attract and retain talented people in Indy,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “Interactive Intelligence’s phenomenal growth sends a powerful message to people seeking jobs in the tech field and other similar companies about the strong economy and talent pipeline in Indy.”

Interactive Intelligence has received numerous accolades for creating a successful workplace, including most recently the 2014 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work in Indiana award, Mashable’s 2014 Seven Best Tech Companies to Work For award, and Glassdoor’s 2014 Employees’ Choice award.

“We compete daily with global companies, some of which are at least ten times our size,” Brown said. “Our success shows that you don’t need to be in Silicon Valley to be a market leader. Indiana’s great universities, low cost of living and excellent quality of life enable us to attract and keep top talent, which is at the heart of our business.”

Interactive Intelligence grew worldwide jobs last year by 25 percent, with a current worldwide headcount of more than 1,900 employees.

About Interactive Intelligence
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of software and services designed to improve the customer experience. The company’s 6,000-plus customers worldwide have benefitted from its cloud and on-premises solutions for contact center, unified communications, and business process automation. Interactive Intelligence is among Software Magazine’s 2013 Top 500 Global Software and Service Providers, and has received a Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award for the last five consecutive years. In addition, Glassdoor honored Interactive Intelligence with its 2014 Employees’ Choice Award as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S., and Mashable ranked Interactive Intelligence second on its 2014 list of the Seven Best Tech Companies to Work For. The company was founded in 1994 and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide. Interactive Intelligence is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and has offices throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It can be reached at +1 317.872.3000 or info@inin.com. Visit Interactive Intelligence on the Web at www.inin.com; on Twitter at www.inin.com/twitter; on Facebook at www.inin.com/facebook; or on LinkedIn at www.inin.com/linkedin.

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are described in the company's SEC filings.

Interactive Intelligence is the owner of the marks INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE, its associated LOGO and numerous other marks. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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