Olivier’s leadership and company’s growth cited as reasons for recognition

Roy W. Olivier, ARI President & CEO

Roy W. Olivier, ARI President & CEO

Milwaukee, Wis., June 4, 2013– ARI Network Services (OTCBB: ARIS), a leading provider of website, software and data solutions that help dealers, distributors, and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™, announced today that Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI, has been named a 2013 Industry Leader by Powersports Businessmagazine.

“I’m excited to have been recognized as one of the four 2013 Industry Leaders by Powersports Business, ” said Roy W. Olivier, President and CEO of ARI. “It’s an honor to be included with this group of individuals that have such a commitment, drive and passion for what they do and this industry, ” added Olivier. “Helping powersports dealers, distributors and manufacturers Sell More Stuff!™ drives our business. The progress and growth that ARI has accomplished during my time as President and CEO is a direct reflection of the hard work and support of ARI’s customers, employees and shareholders.”

“Under Olivier’s guidance, ARI’s acquisition of 50 Below doubled the company’s website business and maintained the viability of an industry brand that dealerships rely on for growth every day, ” said Dave McMahon, Editor-in-Chief of Powersports Business. “These executives have made selling powersports a better business proposition now than it was a year ago, ” added McMahon. “They represent a broad base of the industry, and their drive has dealerships looking forward to the 2013 selling season.”

Awarded annually, nominees are considered throughout the year, with the Powersports Business editorial staff selecting the winners. In addition to Olivier, this year’s Industry Leaders are Sam Dantzler, President of Sam’s Powersports Garage and Sam Dantzler Consulting; Cristiano Silei, CEO of Ducati North America; and Sam Yourd, Vice President of Marketing, Motorsports Division of GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance. All of the winners will be recognized at the Powersports Business Institute at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), October 16-20, 2013 in Orlando, Fla. The May 27, 2013 edition of Powersports Businessincludes more than four pages of coverage devoted to the winners.

About Powersports Business
Powersports Business is North America’s premier business-to-business media source for the powersports industry. The magazine gives dealers, distributors, and manufacturers timely business news and analysis every three weeks.  Beyond the magazine and powersportsbusiness.com,  Powersports Business produces an annual Dealer Directory and Market Data book.

About ARI
ARI Network Services, Inc. (“ARI”) (OTCBB: ARIS) creates award-winning software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) and data-as-a-service (“DaaS”) solutions that help equipment manufacturers, distributors and dealers in selected vertical markets Sell More Stuff!™ – online and in-store. Our innovative products are powered by a proprietary library of enriched original equipment and aftermarket content that spans more than 10.5 million active part and accessory SKUs, 469, 000 models and $1.7 billion in retail product value.  We remove the complexity of selling and servicing new and used inventory, parts, garments, and accessories (“PG&A”) for customers in automotive tire and wheel, powersports, outdoor power equipment, marine, RV and white goods industries. More than 22, 000 equipment dealers, 195 distributors and 140 manufacturers worldwide leverage our web and eCatalog platforms to Sell More Stuff!™. For more information on ARI, visit http://www.arinet.com/about-ari.

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For More Information, contact
Jon M. Lintvet, Chief Marketing Officer, +1-414-973-4300,  Jon.Lintvet@arinet.com; or
Gregory V. Taylor, CFA, Three Part Advisors, +1-415-948-4436,  gtaylor@threepa.com