July 28, 2008

EarthLink Appoints New Board Member

EarthLink, an internet services provider, has appointed Wayne Wisehart to its board of directors. He will serve on the company's audit committee, its finance committee and its corporate governance and nominating committee.

Mr Wisehart served as CFO of aQuantive, a digital marketing services company, from March 2006 until September 2007. Prior to this position, Mr Wisehart served as executive vice president and CFO of Western Wireless, a cellular phone service provider, from January 2003 until September 2005.

Prior to that time, Mr Wisehart served as CFO of iNNERHOST, a web hosting services company, from October 2000 through February 2002, and as president and CEO for Teledirect International, a marketing automation software company, from February 1999 through October 2000.

EarthLink also announced the retirement of Robert Kavner and William Harris, Jr, from the board of directors. Mr Kavner served on the board of directors of EarthLink (and its predecessor EarthLink Network) since 1996. He served as chairman of the board of directors from March 2005 to January 2008, and was independent lead director from January 2008 to July 2008. Mr Harris served on the board of directors of EarthLink since October 2003.