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Citysearch Appoints Andy Shenkler As Vice President of Search & Product Development

Wednesday, October 8, 2003 - 02:30

Citysearch.com, a leading local search service, today announced that Andy Shenkler has joined the company as vice president of Search & Product Development. In this new position, Shenkler will be responsible for the direction and management of the organization's search strategists, developers and technicians, establishing Citysearch as the Internet's leading local search engine.

"Andy's strong technical skills, superior analytical ability and search experience make him a welcome addition to the Citysearch team," said Briggs Ferguson, president, Citysearch. "He will play an integral role in developing our technology and search capabilities to drive and strengthen our Local Pay For Performance business model."

Prior to joining Citysearch, Shenkler served as senior director of Digital Services and Global Asset Management Group of EMI Music Distribution in Santa Monica, CA. There he created and led the team that developed EMI's Digital Asset Management System and was responsible for the company's multi-million dollar global digitization initiative. He also developed EMI's digital supply chain process, as well as the concept for EMI's Digital Release Management System, which managed and aggregated EMI's digital media content creation. Shenkler also served as the manager of Internet Technology for Yahoo! / Geocities, where he managed multiple teams of programmers, engineers and network administrators around the world.

About Citysearch

Citysearch is a leading local search service, providing the most up-to- date information on businesses, from restaurants and retail, to travel and professional services. Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering more than 500,000 editorial and user reviews of local businesses. Through its unique Local Pay For Performance (PFP) service, Citysearch enables businesses to capture their most relevant customers online while paying only for the leads received. Citysearch is both the number one provider of in-depth restaurant information on the web, influencing more than a million people a month about where to eat, and the number three local directory, supplying information for every domestic zip code. Citysearch is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE: Citysearch

CONTACT: Eric Jaffe of Citysearch, +1-213-639-8823,
jaffe@citysearch.com; or Emily Neumann of Ruder Finn, +1-310-479-9929,
neumanne@ruderfinn.com, for Citysearch

Web site: http://www.citysearch.com/

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