SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) announced today the appointment of Ron Bell
as general counsel. Bell will be responsible for Yahoo!'s global
compliance programs and legal affairs worldwide.
"Ron Bell's legal acumen, his outstanding service to the company over
the past 13 years, and his leadership within Yahoo!'s legal team make
him an excellent choice for general counsel," said Marissa Mayer, chief
executive officer. "I am excited to appoint him in this critical role at
Bell joined Yahoo! in July 1999, serving in numerous senior roles within
the legal department, most recently as interim general counsel, and
prior to that as a deputy general counsel for 11 years. He has made his
mark on many of the company's most strategic deals and initiatives,
including the Microsoft search alliance and the Yahoo! Newspaper
Consortium, a confederation of media companies representing more than
200 U.S. newspapers.
"I'm thrilled to be working with Marissa and the entire executive team
to help propel Yahoo! to its next stage," said Bell. "And I'm honored to
lead such a phenomenal legal organization."
Bell's new role is effective immediately and he will report directly to
Yahoo! is focused on creating deeply personal digital experiences that
keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to
them, across devices and around the globe. Yahoo!'s unique combination
of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build
their businesses. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For
more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net)
or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).
Anne Espiritu, 408-336-0006
Source: Yahoo! Inc.
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