IAC Appoints Jim Lanzone Chief Executive Officer of Ask.com

    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IAC/InterActiveCorp
 (Nasdaq:   IACI) announced today that Jim Lanzone has been appointed Chief
 Executive Officer of Ask.com, overseeing worldwide business operations.
 Previously Mr. Lanzone was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ask
 U.S., leading product management, marketing and engineering for the company
 under former IAC Search & Media CEO Steve Berkowitz.
     "Jim is one of the most respected leaders in the search industry,
 having been principally responsible every day for the turnaround of the Ask
 product and brand over the past several years," said Doug Lebda, IAC
 President and Chief Operating Officer. "With his vision for the future and
 successful track record for driving the Ask.com business, he has been and
 will be the ideal leader for the next stage of the company's growth."
     "We have a lot of momentum behind Ask.com," said Mr. Lanzone. "My goal
 is to keep pushing us forward down the path we're on. With the team we have
 in place and the backing of IAC/InterActiveCorp, I believe Ask can take a
 significant piece of the search pie in the years ahead."
     Mr. Lanzone joined Ask.com as Vice President of Product Management in
 2001. Previously he co-founded eTour, an early provider of information
 retrieval and cost-per-lead services on the Web, and served as President
 until it was acquired by Ask.com in May 2001. eTour launched in 1997 and
 under Mr. Lanzone's direction, became a top 50 website and the Web's #1
 ranked site in user frequency in 1998 and 1999 (Media Metrix).
 Additionally, eTour was rated "A+" by Entertainment Weekly. Earlier, Mr.
 Lanzone worked in product marketing for KnowX.com, a division of the
 Thomson Corporation and one of the Internet's leading providers of public
 record search. Mr. Lanzone received his BA from U.C.L.A. and JD/MBA from
 Emory University.
     About IAC/InterActiveCorp
     IAC operates leading and diversified businesses in sectors being
 transformed by the internet, online and offline ... our mission is to
 harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more
 productive for people all over the world. To view a full list of the
 companies of IAC please visit our website at http://iac.com.
     Contacts
     IAC Investor Relations:
     Roger Clark / Eoin Ryan
     (212) 314-7400
 
     IAC Corporate Communications:
     Andrea Riggs / Martha Negin
     (212) 314-7280 / 7253
 
 

SOURCE IAC/InterActiveCorp

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