Excite@Home Names Patti S. Hart Chairman and CEO

Experienced Executive From Sprint and Telocity Brings

Telecommunications and Consumer Broadband Experience



George Bell Announces His Resignation



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Excite@Home

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Excite@Home (Nasdaq: ATHM), the leader in broadband, today announced that
 Patti S. Hart, 44, has been named chairman and chief executive officer,
 succeeding George Bell, who announced his resignation from the company and the
 Board today.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990528/SFF034 )
     Hart, who was recently named one of Fortune magazine's "50 most powerful
 women who influence corporate America," brings over 20 years of highly
 relevant experience to Excite@Home in both the telecommunications and consumer
 broadband industries and a demonstrated track record of operational success.
     Hart most recently served as chairman, president and CEO for Telocity,
 Inc., a Silicon-Valley-based digital subscriber line (DSL) telecommunications
 provider.  Launched in 1997, Telocity served as one of the leading broadband
 residential companies that offered consumers high-speed Internet access
 through DSL technology.  At Telocity, Hart built the board and executive
 leadership team and took the company public in 2000.  Additionally, she
 spearheaded the acquisition of Telocity by HUGHES Electronics Corporation, the
 parent company of DIRECTV.
     Prior to joining Telocity, Hart served as president and chief operating
 officer of Sprint Corporation's Long Distance Division.  In this role, Hart
 oversaw all operational aspects of the division, including over
 17,000 employees and revenues of approximately $9 billion.  Hart accelerated
 Sprint's early involvement in the internet and spearheaded its partnership
 with Earthlink.  Additionally, Hart worked with France Telecom and Deutsche
 Telecom to form Global One.
     "Patti's appointment adds a seasoned leader to our management team," said
 William Randolph Hearst III, partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and
 board search committee member.  "She brings both large company and internet
 operating experience, with deep expertise in telecommunications and high-speed
 data, and a proven track record in managing a complex network of partners.
 I'm excited that her breadth of experience will help propel Excite@Home to the
 next stage.  She's an ideal fit for the company."
     Commenting on her decision to join Excite@Home, Hart said, "Like no other
 company, Excite@Home has every asset to take advantage of this huge market
 opportunity.  The network, partnerships and client software working in concert
 create a broadband powerhouse like no other.  My job is to weave these parts
 together, take advantage of the huge untapped potential, execute on the
 business plans and drive towards superior service and profitability."
     "I'm a broadband believer, and today, we're just at the beginning of the
 game," said Hart.  "Broadband has and will continue to change the way we work
 and live -- it is the future of communications and entertainment.  Being at
 the beginning of a major shift in technology with the market leader is an
 exciting place to be."
     "I will look for opportunities that will help us deliver a superior
 service, address the current cash situation and drive towards profitability,"
 said Hart about her immediate plans for the company.  "I plan to provide
 clarity and focus for the company and execute on our substantial market
 opportunity.  My operational expertise will provide the foundation to nurture
 the wealth of talent at the company, taking us to the next level of service
 with the goal of becoming profitable."
     "George Bell announced his resignation from the company after five years
 of service, first as president and CEO of Excite, Inc. and after the merger
 between @Home Network and Excite, as chairman and CEO of Excite@Home. George
 has ushered Excite from a start up to today's Excite@Home, the leader in
 broadband; for that we thank him and wish him well," said Dan Somers,
 president of AT&T Broadband and a member of the Excite@Home Board of
 Directors.
     Commenting on his resignation, George Bell said, "I am proud of leading
 Excite and then Excite@Home through its remarkable journey thus far, and of
 setting the foundation for the company's leadership in broadband.  Most of
 all, I am proud of the people in this company -- their talent and passion
 foremost."
     "The decision to move on at this time was made a lot easier knowing that
 Patti's operational expertise will serve the company well," Bell concluded.
 
     About Patti S. Hart
     Patti Hart served as the president and chief executive officer of Telocity
 and as a member of their board of directors from June 1999 to April 2001.
 Telocity is a provider of high-speed broadband Internet services and content
 designed for the residential market.
     Prior to joining Telocity, Hart was at Sprint Corporation where she served
 as president and chief operating officer of Sprint's Long Distance Division.
 As president and COO of Sprint 's Long Distance Division, Hart oversaw all
 operational aspects of the division, which provides voice and data
 communications products and services to Sprint's consumer, business and
 government long distance customers.  The division had more than
 17,000 employees with 1997 revenues of approximately $9 billion.
     Hart joined Sprint in 1986 as a national account manager and rose steadily
 through positions of increasing responsibility within Sprint.  She previously
 served as president of Sprint Business, which delivers comprehensive data and
 voice solutions to business customers.
     Through the years, Hart held several executive management positions within
 the Sprint organization, including vice president and general manager of the
 Great Lakes Area for the Sprint Business Services Group and regional director
 of Sprint Business Services Group, headquartered in Dallas.
     Hart is a member of the board of directors for Plantronics, Korn Ferry
 International, the Starbright Foundation, the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago
 and the Committee of 200.  Her previous board memberships include Mariner
 Networks, Brigade Solutions, Illinois State University Foundation, the Vantive
 Corporation, Premisys, EarthLink Network, Inc., the Dallas/Fort Worth Citizens
 Council, the Dallas Symphony, The Science Place in Dallas, Illinois Task Force
 in Technology, Illinois Literacy Task Force, Southern Methodist University's
 Meadows Art School, World Economic Development Congress (WEDC) Advisory
 Council, Illinois State University Business School Advisory Board and
 Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD).
     Hart received a B.S. in marketing and economics from Illinois State
 University.
 
     About Excite@Home
     Excite@Home is the leader in broadband, offering consumers residential
 broadband services and businesses high-speed commercial services.  Excite@Home
 has three joint ventures outside of North America to deliver high-speed
 Internet services and has localized versions of the Excite service in
 15 international markets.
 
     Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     This press release contains forward-looking statements about Excite@Home's
 business that are subject to risks and uncertainties, its financial outlook
 for future periods, including profitability, revenue and operating losses, the
 company's cash position and its ability to support its operations and other
 statements of a forward-looking nature.  Actual results may differ materially
 due to a number of factors, including general adverse economic and industry
 conditions, increased weakening in demand for the company's advertising and
 marketing services, the company's ability the company's ability to raise funds
 through debt or equity financing or other mechanisms, the company's ability
 execute on its expense reduction plans, the company's incurrence of
 unanticipated expenses, particularly to continue to improve the performance of
 the company's broadband network, and the company's ability to find buyers for
 certain business units.  There can be no assurance that the company will be
 able to achieve any of fund raising or cost reduction objectives rapidly
 enough to avoid a material adverse impact on its operations and liquidity.
 The matters discussed in this press release also involve additional risks and
 uncertainties described in Excite@Home's form 10-K and other filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.  Excite@Home assumes no obligation to
 update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
     NOTE:  Excite@Home, @Home, Excite and the "@" stylized logo are trademarks
 of At Home Corporation and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
 
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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Excite@Home (Nasdaq: ATHM), the leader in broadband, today announced that
 Patti S. Hart, 44, has been named chairman and chief executive officer,
 succeeding George Bell, who announced his resignation from the company and the
 Board today.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990528/SFF034 )
     Hart, who was recently named one of Fortune magazine's "50 most powerful
 women who influence corporate America," brings over 20 years of highly
 relevant experience to Excite@Home in both the telecommunications and consumer
 broadband industries and a demonstrated track record of operational success.
     Hart most recently served as chairman, president and CEO for Telocity,
 Inc., a Silicon-Valley-based digital subscriber line (DSL) telecommunications
 provider.  Launched in 1997, Telocity served as one of the leading broadband
 residential companies that offered consumers high-speed Internet access
 through DSL technology.  At Telocity, Hart built the board and executive
 leadership team and took the company public in 2000.  Additionally, she
 spearheaded the acquisition of Telocity by HUGHES Electronics Corporation, the
 parent company of DIRECTV.
     Prior to joining Telocity, Hart served as president and chief operating
 officer of Sprint Corporation's Long Distance Division.  In this role, Hart
 oversaw all operational aspects of the division, including over
 17,000 employees and revenues of approximately $9 billion.  Hart accelerated
 Sprint's early involvement in the internet and spearheaded its partnership
 with Earthlink.  Additionally, Hart worked with France Telecom and Deutsche
 Telecom to form Global One.
     "Patti's appointment adds a seasoned leader to our management team," said
 William Randolph Hearst III, partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and
 board search committee member.  "She brings both large company and internet
 operating experience, with deep expertise in telecommunications and high-speed
 data, and a proven track record in managing a complex network of partners.
 I'm excited that her breadth of experience will help propel Excite@Home to the
 next stage.  She's an ideal fit for the company."
     Commenting on her decision to join Excite@Home, Hart said, "Like no other
 company, Excite@Home has every asset to take advantage of this huge market
 opportunity.  The network, partnerships and client software working in concert
 create a broadband powerhouse like no other.  My job is to weave these parts
 together, take advantage of the huge untapped potential, execute on the
 business plans and drive towards superior service and profitability."
     "I'm a broadband believer, and today, we're just at the beginning of the
 game," said Hart.  "Broadband has and will continue to change the way we work
 and live -- it is the future of communications and entertainment.  Being at
 the beginning of a major shift in technology with the market leader is an
 exciting place to be."
     "I will look for opportunities that will help us deliver a superior
 service, address the current cash situation and drive towards profitability,"
 said Hart about her immediate plans for the company.  "I plan to provide
 clarity and focus for the company and execute on our substantial market
 opportunity.  My operational expertise will provide the foundation to nurture
 the wealth of talent at the company, taking us to the next level of service
 with the goal of becoming profitable."
     "George Bell announced his resignation from the company after five years
 of service, first as president and CEO of Excite, Inc. and after the merger
 between @Home Network and Excite, as chairman and CEO of Excite@Home. George
 has ushered Excite from a start up to today's Excite@Home, the leader in
 broadband; for that we thank him and wish him well," said Dan Somers,
 president of AT&T Broadband and a member of the Excite@Home Board of
 Directors.
     Commenting on his resignation, George Bell said, "I am proud of leading
 Excite and then Excite@Home through its remarkable journey thus far, and of
 setting the foundation for the company's leadership in broadband.  Most of
 all, I am proud of the people in this company -- their talent and passion
 foremost."
     "The decision to move on at this time was made a lot easier knowing that
 Patti's operational expertise will serve the company well," Bell concluded.
 
     About Patti S. Hart
     Patti Hart served as the president and chief executive officer of Telocity
 and as a member of their board of directors from June 1999 to April 2001.
 Telocity is a provider of high-speed broadband Internet services and content
 designed for the residential market.
     Prior to joining Telocity, Hart was at Sprint Corporation where she served
 as president and chief operating officer of Sprint's Long Distance Division.
 As president and COO of Sprint 's Long Distance Division, Hart oversaw all
 operational aspects of the division, which provides voice and data
 communications products and services to Sprint's consumer, business and
 government long distance customers.  The division had more than
 17,000 employees with 1997 revenues of approximately $9 billion.
     Hart joined Sprint in 1986 as a national account manager and rose steadily
 through positions of increasing responsibility within Sprint.  She previously
 served as president of Sprint Business, which delivers comprehensive data and
 voice solutions to business customers.
     Through the years, Hart held several executive management positions within
 the Sprint organization, including vice president and general manager of the
 Great Lakes Area for the Sprint Business Services Group and regional director
 of Sprint Business Services Group, headquartered in Dallas.
     Hart is a member of the board of directors for Plantronics, Korn Ferry
 International, the Starbright Foundation, the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago
 and the Committee of 200.  Her previous board memberships include Mariner
 Networks, Brigade Solutions, Illinois State University Foundation, the Vantive
 Corporation, Premisys, EarthLink Network, Inc., the Dallas/Fort Worth Citizens
 Council, the Dallas Symphony, The Science Place in Dallas, Illinois Task Force
 in Technology, Illinois Literacy Task Force, Southern Methodist University's
 Meadows Art School, World Economic Development Congress (WEDC) Advisory
 Council, Illinois State University Business School Advisory Board and
 Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD).
     Hart received a B.S. in marketing and economics from Illinois State
 University.
 
     About Excite@Home
     Excite@Home is the leader in broadband, offering consumers residential
 broadband services and businesses high-speed commercial services.  Excite@Home
 has three joint ventures outside of North America to deliver high-speed
 Internet services and has localized versions of the Excite service in
 15 international markets.
 
     Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     This press release contains forward-looking statements about Excite@Home's
 business that are subject to risks and uncertainties, its financial outlook
 for future periods, including profitability, revenue and operating losses, the
 company's cash position and its ability to support its operations and other
 statements of a forward-looking nature.  Actual results may differ materially
 due to a number of factors, including general adverse economic and industry
 conditions, increased weakening in demand for the company's advertising and
 marketing services, the company's ability the company's ability to raise funds
 through debt or equity financing or other mechanisms, the company's ability
 execute on its expense reduction plans, the company's incurrence of
 unanticipated expenses, particularly to continue to improve the performance of
 the company's broadband network, and the company's ability to find buyers for
 certain business units.  There can be no assurance that the company will be
 able to achieve any of fund raising or cost reduction objectives rapidly
 enough to avoid a material adverse impact on its operations and liquidity.
 The matters discussed in this press release also involve additional risks and
 uncertainties described in Excite@Home's form 10-K and other filings with the
 Securities and Exchange Commission.  Excite@Home assumes no obligation to
 update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
     NOTE:  Excite@Home, @Home, Excite and the "@" stylized logo are trademarks
 of At Home Corporation and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
 
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