America Online and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines Extend Long-Running Relationship Providing Continued Access to Popular Magazine Titles

April 21, 1998

Dulles, VA, April 21, 1998 - Today America Online, the world's leading Internet online service, and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines announced that they have extended their partnership another year to provide select Hachette Magazine titles exclusively on AOL. Under this agreement, George Magazine will now be offered exclusively on AOL. Other titles that will remain exclusive include Mirabella, Popular Photography and Woman's Day among others, giving AOL members continued easy access to the popular titles they enjoy. Hachette Magazines will continue to contribute to the AOL experience with favorite magazine titles, while achieving the broadest audience reach and integration of their product into AOL programming. "Hachette continues to be an invaluable partner for AOL, " said Rob Jennings, Vice President Channel Programming, AOL Interactive Services. "Hachette publications have contributed greatly to enhancing the AOL member experience through the years." Jim Docherty, President, Hachette Filipacchi New Media, said, "This is an important partnership for us and we're very proud to continue working with AOL, the clear leader in online services. We believe that Hachette's popular publications help add to the incredible value of AOL." Within its channels, AOL weaves Hachette Magazine content into specialized programming so AOL members can find articles of interest within related context. For example, members visiting the Families Channel may be directed to articles from Family Life and Metropolitan Home Magazines. Hachette publications are also catalogued in an AOL Newsstand so members can easily find their favorite magazines. AOL has exclusive online rights to George, Mirabella, Woman's Day, Popular Photography, Metropolitan Home, Top Model, Big Twin, Boating and Flying. In addition, Elle, Family Life, Home, Premiere, Road & Track, Stereo Review, Car & Driver, Car and Driver annuals, and Cycle World will also appear, non-exclusively, on AOL.

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