Sonic Foundry to Host Wisconsin Lt. Governor Lawton in Raising Awareness for National Depression Screening Day

Sonic Foundry among companies inviting a record 700,000 employees to
              participate in Wisconsin’s largest observance

   WHO:         Rimas Buinevicius, CEO and Chairman Sonic Foundry(R) Inc.

                Barbara Lawton, Lt. Governor
                State of Wisconsin

                Wayne Corey, Executive Director
                Wisconsin Independent Businesses

   WHAT:        Sonic Foundry will co-host a press conference with Lt. Gov.
                Barbara Lawton Thursday, October 11 to raise awareness for
                National Depression Screening Day.

                Lt. Gov. Lawton launched a statewide initiative to encourage
                every Wisconsin business to participate in National
                Depression Screening Day by providing employees access to a
                free online screening. The Lt. Governor is traveling the
                state this week to elevate public attention to the efforts
                of participating businesses and organizations.

                Untreated depression has far-reaching implications for
                business. Medical costs of depressed persons are higher,
                depressed individuals are more likely to be unemployed or
                underemployed and depression affects the economy in lost
                work productivity.

                Leading the statewide effort, Sonic Foundry hopes its
                involvement will emphasize the impact depression can have on
                employee productivity, workplace wellness and the state’s
                economic outlook. The company will provide online access to
                the free, private depression screening during the event. The
                brief survey takes only minutes to complete and at the end
                of the screening, individuals are provided immediate
                feedback as to indicators for depression and options finding
                for help. The survey is also available to the public at

   WHEN:        Thursday, October 11, 2007
                10:00 a.m. CT

   WHERE:       Sonic Foundry
                Network 222 Lobby
                222 W. Washington Ave.
                Madison, WI 53703

   CONTACT:     For more information, or to schedule an interview with Sonic
                Foundry, contact:
                Erica St. Angel
[email protected]

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Source: Sonic Foundry Inc.