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Remark Media Acquires TaxExtension.com

Adds Pioneer in Online Tax Extensions to Existing Tax Extension Business

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK), a global digital media company and operator of financial services focused media properties, announced today that it has acquired the assets of TaxExtension.com, the pioneering leader in the online tax extension industry since 1997.  "We are very excited about adding TaxExtension.com to our personal finance vertical," said Shing Tao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Remark Media, Inc.  "TaxExtension.com pioneered the online tax extension industry with its launch in 1997.  It has built a sizable and loyal customer base processing online tax extensions over the past 17 tax seasons, making it a perfect complement to our existing tax related portfolio that includes IRS.com and FileLater.com.  By leveraging our existing proprietary tax extension platform, we anticipate adding business tax extensions to the existing suite of TaxExtension.com's services.  We are excited about the impact the acquisition of this category killer domain will have for our portfolio in the upcoming 2014 tax season."

About Remark Media

Remark Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: MARK) is a global digital media company focusing on delivering original content to the 18-to-34 year old demographic primarily in Asia and the United States through its assets focused on consumer verticals, including: Bikini.com, Banks.com, US Tax Center at IRS.com, FileLater, TaxExtension.com, MyStockFund, BoWenWang and ComoTudoFunciona.  The Company is headquartered in Las Vegas, with operations in Beijing, China and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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