Michael Manos Joins AOL as Senior Vice President, Technology Operations

Michael Manos Joins AOL as Senior Vice President, Technology Operations

Dulles, VA – January 27, 2011 – He will be based in the company's Dulles office reporting to Alex Gounares, AOL's Chief Technology Officer. As part of the global technology leadership team, Manos will support the development of advances in operations and data center technologies for the company.

"Michael brings a wealth of valuable experience and expertise to the team," said Alex Gounares, AOL Chief Technology Officer. "We are thrilled to have this highly sought after candidate on board as we continue to focus on developing best in class platform technologies that enable us to deliver excellent experiences to all of our users."

Michael Manos comes to AOL with over 17 years of experience in data center management, information technology platforms and large scale operations at leading companies around the country. Most recently, he was a vice president at Nokia where he was responsible for the global operations, consolidation and re-structuring of service operations for commercial-facing products and services. Prior to Nokia, Michael was a senior vice president for technical services at Digital Realty Trust where he oversaw the design, engineering, construction, and long term operation for the company's data center operations. He also held leadership positions at Microsoft, Walt Disney and Nuclio Corporation.

"I am excited to join AOL, especially now as the company is refocusing on providing its users with the best possible experience online and that starts with building a world class technology team to support all of the great work begin done by AOL's product teams," said Michael Manos. "Working with the global technology leadership team, I look forward to advancing the technological innovation across the AOL network."

About AOL
AOL Inc. (NYSE:AOL) is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL's business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. AOL is focused on attracting and engaging consumers and providing valuable online advertising services on both AOL's owned and operated properties and third-party websites. In addition, AOL operates one of the largest Internet subscription access services in the United States, which serves as a valuable distribution channel for AOL's consumer offerings.

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