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May 18, 2012


Celebrates Its 27th Birthday with Global Community Service Day

Nearly 3,000 Employees Will Support More Than 38 Charities Across The Globe

New York, NY (May 18, 2012) – Today, AOL embarks on its third annual Monster Help Day – an initiative created by employees encouraging all colleagues around the globe to step away from the ringing phones, overflowing inboxes and packed conference rooms to help strengthen the communities in which they live and work. This year nearly 3,000 AOL employees from 21 offices will support more than 38 charities around the world. AOL employees will engage in a variety of service activities including building care kits for troops, serving lunch at a food bank, planting trees in their local park, and many more, totaling more than 24,000 man hours of community service.

"AOL employees don't just work in the communities where our offices are located; they give back and want to be involved," said Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL. "While many AOL employees volunteer throughout the year, having a designated community service day allows all employees to come together to give back and have a rewarding experience with their colleagues. On our third annual Monster Help Day we continue to support the charitable organizations in our local communities while reinforcing our core value of helping people."

Established in 2010 to celebrate AOL's 25th birthday, Monster Help Day was inspired by a group of AOL employees looking for a way to celebrate the company's history. The annual event underscores AOL's core mission of serving people in their communities. Monster Help Day has become an international day of service for all of AOL. By incorporating two of AOL's values to act with integrity and take fun seriously, employees work as a team to make a difference for those in need. From Bangalore to Palo Alto, AOL employees take the day off from work and focus on making a direct and impactful difference in the communities where they live. Over the last two years AOL employees have spent over 50,000 hours doing community service on Monster Help Day and have helped nearly 100 charities.

The charities below are in the communities in which our offices are located, as well as near and dear to our employees' hearts.

Monster Help Day activities for 2012 include:

United States
o American Cancer Society Relay for Life
o American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center
o Boston Cares – Cambridge Community Center
o Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco
o Claude Moore Park
o Concrete Safaris
o Food & Friends
o Food for Others
o Grafton Integrated Health Network
o Project Evergreen's GreenCare for Troops
o Grow Local Colorado
o Harvey Milk High School and Hetrick-Martin Institute
o Hines Fisher House
o Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville
o March of Dimes
o Nashville Rescue Mission
o Northern Virginia Family Service
o Operation Gratitude
o Ronald McDonald House Charities
o Shelter Network
o THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus)
o Town of Herndon
o Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

o Daily Bread Food Bank
o Free The Children

United Kingdom
o Action for Children
o Centrepoint
o Richard House Children's Hospice
o Salvation Army

o Cheshire Homes India
o Little Sisters of the Poor
o Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
o Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital and Reddy Dental Hospital
o The Refuge Foundation (TRF)

o Dunshane Camphill Community
o Peamount Healthcare

o Dreieichhörnchen

o Leket Israel

Visit AOL Impact to learn more about AOL's Monster Help Day and the charities above.

About AOL:
AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

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Media Contact:
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