Ballantyne Strong Announces Appointment of Colonel Jack H. Jacobs to the Board of Directors

Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), a holding company with
diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail,
financial, advertising and government markets, today announced the
appointment of Colonel (Ret) Jack H. Jacobs to the Board of Directors to
replace the vacancy created by the resignation of James C. Shay, who has
served on the Board of Directors since May 2012.

Colonel Jacobs is the Melcher Family Chair and Professor of Humanities
and Public Affairs at the United States Military Academy at West Point
and is a principal of The Fitzroy Group, Ltd., a firm that specializes
in the development of residential real estate in London. Colonel Jacobs
is also an on-air analyst for NBC News, where he was an Emmy nominee in
2010 and 2011 and a recipient of the 2011 Murrow Award. He is the Vice
Chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation. Colonel Jacobs is among the
most highly decorated soldiers from the Vietnam era, having earned three
Bronze Stars, two Silver Stars and the Medal of Honor, the nation’s
highest combat decoration. After retiring from active duty in 1987,
Colonel Jacobs was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of
AutoFinance Group Inc., a firm that was subsequently sold to Key Bank.
He was a Managing Director of Bankers Trust where he was responsible for
the firm’s foreign exchange options business globally. Colonel Jacobs
has been a member of the board of directors of numerous publicly traded
companies and is currently a director of Paragon Technologies, Inc.,
Datatrak International, Inc., and Resonant, Inc. Colonel Jacobs received
a B.A. and a Master’s degree from Rutgers University.

Kyle Cerminara, Chairman and CEO of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. commented,
“We would like to welcome Colonel Jacobs to the Ballantyne Strong Board
of Directors. We are very excited to benefit from his many years of
leadership experience both in business and in the military. We would
like to thank Jim Shay for his service to Ballantyne Strong and we wish
him well in his future endeavors.”

About Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (
Strong and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities
including the design, integration and installation of technology
solutions for a broad range of applications; development and delivery of
out-of-home messaging, advertising and communications; manufacturing of
projection screens; and providing managed services including monitoring
of networked equipment. The Company focuses on serving the cinema,
retail, financial, advertising and government markets.

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