SOURCE: Local.com

May 15, 2007 15:00 ET

Local.com Names New VP of Product Management

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search engine, today announced the appointment of Kim LaFleur to the position of vice president of product management.

LaFleur will be responsible for leading Local.com's product management initiatives, including defining and refining the company's product strategies, processes and objectives, as well as orchestrating the launch of products that support the company's continued growth.

LaFleur has more than 10 years of product management and software development experience. Most recently, she served as senior director of product management for Digital River's globalTech, Inc., a leading provider of global e-commerce solutions for software and consumer electronics. At Digital River, LaFleur led the organization's product management efforts including decreasing product "time to market" by implementing process improvement techniques, pioneering new product and business concepts that drove revenue and profit growth, and managing application features and functions development for multi-tenant web application solutions and services. Previously LaFleur held a product management position with Commerce5, an e-commerce application service provider, and served as part of the team that led the company to be acquired by Digital River for $45 million in December of 2005.

"Kim brings a wealth of strategic management experience. Her proven track record and unique skill set make her an important asset to our executive team," said Bruce Crair, Local.com President and COO. "We look forward to Kim playing a pivotal role in taking our products to the next level."

Prior to her product management roles, LaFleur served as director of web development and site design and was responsible for all of the company's online launch initiatives. Before joining Digital River, LaFleur held management roles at Kia Motors and Josten's Publishing Corporation. At Kia Motors, she was a member of the company's successful initial corporate start-up division based in Southern California. LaFleur holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Design and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Loma Linda University.

About Local.com

Local.com (NASDAQ: LOCM) is a Top 100 website attracting approximately 10 million visitors each month seeking information on local businesses, products, services, people and jobs. Powered by the company's patent-pending Keyword DNA® and local web indexing technologies, Local.com provides users with targeted, relevant local search results, including special offers from local businesses, user reviews, local businesses' website links, maps, driving directions and more. Businesses can advertise on Local.com with subscription, pay-per-click, banner and pay-per-call ad products. For more information visit: www.local.com.

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