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Apr 11th 2013

PepsiCo's Peter Land Joins AOL To Lead Corporate Communications

Today I'm pleased to share that we have appointed Peter Land as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. In this role Peter will develop and oversee AOL's global external and internal corporate communications strategies and work with AOL's brands to drive their respective communications efforts. He'll also work in concert with our investor relations, government affairs and public policy groups. As a member of the company's leadership team, Peter will be based in New York and report to me.

With more than 25 years of senior level communications experience working for several of the world's leading media companies and brands, Peter's ability to navigate the dynamic media and digital environments, develop and manage teams worldwide and work strategically and effectively in both the consumer marketing and corporate reputation arenas will make him a critically important member of our leadership team. He has managed multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder efforts on a global stage, which will become more and more important to AOL as we continue to grow.

Peter joins AOL from PepsiCo, where he served in a number of senior leadership roles – most recently overseeing global media strategy, financial communications and issues management. He joined PepsiCo in 2009 to oversee communications for the PepsiCo America Beverages division and manage the company's corporate digital strategy. Before joining PepsiCo, he was a global managing director of Edelman. He was Director of Marketing Communications for the NBA and worked for Kraft Foods in London as Director of European Promotions. He began his career as a sportswriter for the Washington Post and earned a B.A. from Duke University. He is an adjunct professor at NYU's Stern School of Business.

Feb 11th 2013

John Frelinghuysen Joins AOL as SVP, Head of Strategy

Today, I'm proud to announce that John Frelinghuysen has joined the AOL team as SVP, Head of Strategy. In this newly created position, John will lead the company's formal strategic planning process and work closely with the executive team and business leaders to drive strategy across the organization, helping to address and analyze existing and new market opportunities.

John is a well-recognized thought leader in the media industry and has extensive experience delivering high quality counsel and support to top companies. With more than twenty years of experience developing robust business models for media partners, John is the ideal candidate for this role.

John joins AOL from Bain & Company, where he served as Partner for the Media, Entertainment and Information Practice. In this role, he supported CEOs and executives from top companies and served as a trusted advisor and change agent focused on unlocking new revenue opportunity, deepening customer relationships, improving organizational performance and driving financial results. Prior to this role, he established his career at Booz Allen Hamilton where he started as a research associate and moved up the ranks to eventually lead the U.S. Media and Entertainment Practice.

John earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University and A.B. in Politics from Princeton University. He has developed significant intellectual property as a thought leader in the media industry, including white papers and studies on building and measuring brands that have been widely published.

We are excited to welcome him to the AOL team and look forward to his leadership!

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