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Subject: Yahoo! Appoints Dr. Usama Fayyad as Chief Data Officer

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2004--Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced that Dr. Usama Fayyad has been named the company's first chief data officer and senior vice president of the Strategic Data Solutions group. Fayyad will be responsible for Yahoo!'s overall data strategy, architecting Yahoo!'s data policies and systems, prioritizing data investments, and managing the Company's data processing infrastructure and analysis. He will be based in Sunnyvale, Calif. and report to chief technology officer, Farzad Nazem.

Fayyad's wealth of experience in managing and analyzing large scale data infrastructures gives Yahoo! a leading presence in the fields of data management, business intelligence, and analytics. His hiring is another example of Yahoo! actively pursuing the best minds in the scientific and technical communities, adding to an already impressive list within the Company. The analysis and management of data within Fayyad's group will enable Yahoo! to ensure customer satisfaction and develop innovative products and services that are essential to consumers' lives.

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