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| May 08, 2012

Digimarc Sets May 2012 Financial Conference Schedule

by May 08, 2012

Beaverton, Ore. — May 8, 2012 — Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) plans to participate in three financial conferences in May 2012.

Digimarc management will present at the scheduled times below (listed in chronological order), as well as hold one-on-one meetings with institutional investors at the respective events. Management will discuss the company's strategy, financial performance and operational plans.

JMP Securities 11th Annual Research Conference

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time
The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, CA
Executive: Bruce Davis, chairman and CEO
Webcast: http://wsw.com/webcast/jmp17/dmrc/

Janney Consumer Conference

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 (no formal presentation, one-on-one meetings available)
The State Room in Boston, MA
Executive: Michael McConnell, CFO

GARP Research & Securities 2012 Investor Conference

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, MD
Executive: Michael McConnell, CFO

About JMP Group

JMP Group Inc. is a full-service investment banking and asset management firm that provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity research services to corporate and institutional clients and alternative asset management products to institutional and high-net-worth investors. JMP Group operates through three subsidiaries: JMP Securities, Harvest Capital Strategies and JMP Credit Advisors. For more information, visit www.jmpg.com.

About Janney Montgomery Scott

Established in 1832, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC provides comprehensive financial advice and superior service to individual, corporate and institutional investors. A full-service, financial services firm, Janney is committed to providing our clients advice through a wealth management approach by focusing on the delivery of strategic financial plans that utilize a variety of financial products and services best suited to help meet their financial goals. Janney is equally committed to providing our corporate and institutional clients objective advice for the successful execution of their unique business plans. Janney provides advice and service to clients through a network of professionals in branch offices located along the entire east coast. Janney is an independently operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, one of the largest mutual insurance companies in the nation, and is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation. For more information, visit www.janney.com.

About GARP Research & Securities

GARP Research & Securities Co. is an equity research firm specializing in research on mid-cap and small-cap growth companies. The firm focuses on companies with a maximum market capitalization of $10 billion. It typically engages in research on companies based in United States. The firm offers independent, fundamental, and contrarian analysis through report generation, recommendations and reiterations, research notes, research alerts, and industry themes. GARP Research & Securities Co. was founded by Mr. William W. Baker in 1995 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland with an additional office in Scotsdale, Arizona. For more information, visit www.garpresearch.com.

About Digimarc

Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ:DMRC), based in Beaverton, Oregon, is a leading innovator and provider of enabling technologies that create digital identities for all forms of media and many everyday objects. The embedded digital IDs are imperceptible to humans, but not to computers, networks and devices like mobile phones, which can now use cameras and microphones as sensory inputs to "see, hear and understand" the world around them within the context of their environment. Digimarc has built an extensive intellectual property portfolio with patents in digital watermarking, content identification and management, media and object discovery to enable ubiquitous computing, and related technologies. Digimarc develops solutions, licenses its intellectual property, and provides development services to business partners across a range of industries. For more information, please visit www.digimarc.com.

Company Contacts

Michael McConnell
Chief Financial Officer
+1 503 469 4652
mmcconnell@digimarc.com

Scott Liolios or Matt Glover
Liolios Group, Inc.
Investor Relations for Digimarc
+1 949 574 3860
info@liolios.com

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