iVillage Elects Edward Horowitz to its Board of Directors

Former Chairman of e-Citi Brings Strong Business, Financial and

e-Commerce Expertise

May 07, 2003, 01:00 ET from iVillage Inc.

    NEW YORK, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iVillage Inc. (Nasdaq:   IVIL), a
 leading women's media company and the number one source for women's
 information online, today announced that Edward D. Horowitz joined the
 Company's Board of Directors, effective April 15, 2003.
     Mr. Horowitz is the former Chairman of e-Citi, the unit of Citigroup
 created in 1997 to pioneer electronic commerce and financial services
 strategies and which currently serves over 30 million customers online.  He
 brings to iVillage considerable expertise in technology, strategy, operations,
 marketing and economics.
     Doug McCormick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iVillage
 commented, "Ed's extensive executive leadership, financial, communications and
 e-commerce skills and experience bring great capabilities to our Board.  We
 are delighted to have someone of his caliber as part of our team and look
 forward to benefiting from his talent and experience."
     Ed Horowitz stated, "iVillage has established itself as an effective
 channel for connecting to and serving the needs of women online.  I believe
 iVillage is at a turning point and I look forward to working with the other
 members of the Board and management to build on its brand and to strengthen
 and broaden its position as it strives to achieve continued growth and
     Before joining Citibank he served as Senior Vice President, Viacom Inc.,
 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom Interactive Media and a member
 of the Viacom Executive Committee.  Prior to Viacom, Mr. Horowitz held several
 senior management positions at Home Box Office (HBO).  Additionally, he has
 held positions in the financial services and cable and satellite television
 industries and is a founding investor in The Tennis Channel.
     Mr. Horowitz has testified before the U.S. Congress and regulatory
 agencies on telecommunications and public policy issues.  He has won many
 prestigious industry awards including GartnerGroup's Excellence in Technology
 Award for his outstanding application of technology for business value.
     Ed Horowitz is member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Hall of
 Science and the Museum of the Moving Image, and is a member of the Duke
 University Library Advisory Board.  He received a B.S. from the City College
 of New York and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Graduate School of Business.
     About iVillage Inc.
     iVillage Inc. is a leading women's media company and the number one source
 for women's information online.  iVillage operates the iVillage.com Web site,
 Women.com Networks, Inc. (operator of the Women.com Web site), iVillage
 Parenting Network, Inc., Public Affairs Group, Inc., Promotions.com, Inc.,
 iVillage Consulting (formerly iVillage Solutions), and Knowledgeweb, Inc.
 (operator of the Astrology.com Web site).  iVillage.com and Women.com are
 leading women's online destinations providing practical solutions and everyday
 support for women 18 and over.  iVillage Parenting Network is a holding
 company for Lamaze Publishing Company, a publisher of advertiser supported
 educational materials for expectant and new parents, and iVillage Integrated
 Properties, Inc., the operator of The Newborn Channel, a satellite television
 network broadcast in over 1,050 hospitals nationwide, and the publisher of
 Baby Steps magazine.  Public Affairs Group is comprised of three divisions:
 Business Women's Network, Diversity Best Practices and Best Practices in
 Corporate Communications, each offering extensive databases of pertinent
 information to subscribing companies and members.  Promotions.com provides
 promotions and direct marketing programs that are integrated with customers'
 offline marketing initiatives.
     iVillage.com is organized into channels and communities across multiple
 topics of high importance to women and offers interactive services, peer
 support, content and online access to experts and tailored shopping
 opportunities.  The major content areas include Babies, Beauty, Diet &
 Fitness, Entertainment, Food, Health, Home & Garden, Horoscopes, Money,
 Parenting, Pets, Pregnancy, Quizzes, Relationships and Work. iVillage
 facilitates use across content areas by providing a similar look and feel
 within each area and across the network, resulting in a consistent and
 strongly branded Web site.
     Established in 1995 and headquartered in New York City, iVillage Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   IVIL) is recognized as an industry leader in developing innovative
 sponsorship and commerce relationships that match the desire of marketers to
 reach women with the needs of iVillage.com members for relevant information
 and services. Membership to iVillage.com is free and provides features such as
 personal homepages, message boards and other community tools.
     Page views for the iVillage network of Web sites have grown to a monthly
 average of over 420 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2003.  In March
 2003, according to comScore Media Metrix, iVillage ranked 26th among the top
 100 Web and Digital Media properties with more than 17 million unique visitors
 in the United States and had an average reach of approximately 12% of the
 total online population. Also according to comScore Media Metrix, during this
 period visitors returned an average of 2.7 times per month.
     Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:
     iVillage Inc. has included in this press release certain "forward-looking
 statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995 concerning iVillage's business, operations and financial condition,
 particularly in the "Business Outlook" section.  The words or phrases "can
 be," "expects," "may affect," "may depend," "believes," "estimate," "project"
 and similar words and phrases are intended to identify such forward-looking
 statements.  Such forward-looking statements are subject to various known and
 unknown risks and uncertainties and iVillage cautions you that any
 forward-looking information provided by or on behalf of iVillage is not a
 guarantee of future performance.  Actual results could differ materially from
 those anticipated in such forward-looking statements due to a number of
 factors, some of which are beyond iVillage's control, in addition to those
 discussed in iVillage's other press releases, public filings and statements by
 iVillage's management, including (i) the volatile and competitive nature of
 the media industry, (ii) changes in domestic and foreign economic, political
 and market conditions, (iii) the effect of federal, state and foreign
 regulation on iVillage's business, (iv) the impact of recent and future
 acquisitions and joint ventures on iVillage's business and financial
 condition, (v) iVillage's ability to establish and maintain relationships with
 advertisers, sponsors, and other third party providers and partners, and (vi)
 the impact of pending litigation on iVillage's business and financial
 condition.  All such forward-looking statements are current only as of the
 date on which such statements were made. iVillage does not undertake any
 obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events
 or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to
 reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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