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Konrad Hilbers Named CEO, Home Shopping Europe AG

Wednesday, April 9, 2003 - 04:51

Dr. Konrad Hilbers has been named Chief Executive Officer of Home Shopping Europe AG, it was announced today by John Watson, Chief Operating Officer of HSN International and head of the supervisory board of Home Shopping Europe AG. Hilbers succeeds Watson who took on the CEO position provisionally in June 2002.

Hilbers comes to Home Shopping Europe AG from the music service Napster, where he was CEO. Prior to that, he held various positions as Chief Operating Officer of AOL Europe, Chief Administration Officer of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) Entertainment and Chief Financial Officer of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing.

"We are very happy to have Konrad join our global TV Shopping Team," said Watson. "His depth of expertise in international management makes him the ideal person for this position. He will be instrumental in helping us continue to expand our leading position in the German-speaking teleshopping sector."

Hilbers graduated from St. Gallen University in Switzerland with a Ph.D. in Business Administration.


CONTACT: Darris Gringeri of HSN, +1-727-872-4567, or

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