May 22, 2006 11:30 ET

AOL Exec Lynda Clarizio Named President of

BALTIMORE, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- It was announced today that Lynda M. Clarizio, a business executive at AOL, has been named president of, a unit of AOL LLC.

Clarizio joins from a seven-year tenure at AOL where she most recently served as executive vice president of AOL's Audience Business. In that role, she was responsible for strategy, finance and business development, reporting to Audience Business president and vice chairman of AOL, Ted Leonsis. Clarizio was the driving force behind AOL's acquisition of two years ago. She also was a key member of the leadership team at AOL that developed the strategy and business plan for the free ad-supported portal and for AOL's renewed focus on its advertising business.

As president of, Clarizio will lead the company that has become the #1 third-party display advertising network in the U.S. She will report to Mike Kelly, president of AOL Media Networks, which oversees

"Lynda's proven leadership skills and business instincts will add tremendous value to," says Kelly. "She played the lead role in AOL's 2004 acquisition of, so she has both an in-depth understanding of its business and a keen interest in its continued growth and development."

" has become one of the pacesetters of the interactive advertising industry," says Clarizio. "The innovation and passion within the organization are phenomenal, and I look forward to helping the company continue its exciting forward momentum."

Prior to AOL, Clarizio was a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm Arnold & Porter, where she served as a member of the firm's executive committee.

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