This excerpt taken from the GPS 8-K filed Jan 25, 2006.
GAP INC.S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SAN FRANCISCO January 23, 2006 Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) today announced that Meg Whitman, President and CEO of eBay, Inc. has decided not to stand for re-election to the companys board of directors when her current term expires in May, due to her other professional commitments.
Ms. Whitman, 48, has served on Gap Inc.s board of directors since 2003.
Megs strategic and brand building expertise have made her a valuable asset to Gap Inc.s board, said Bob Fisher, chairman of the board. We will miss her, and on behalf of the board, Id like to thank Meg for her many contributions over the past two years.
Ms. Whitman noted that she and Mr. Pressler are long-time business colleagues. Its been a great experience to serve on Gap Inc.s board with Bob, Paul and so many other qualified directors; however, given eBays recent acquisition and international expansion plans, I will need to devote additional time and resources to the eBay business, said Ms. Whitman.
With Ms. Whitmans departure, Gap Inc.s board will include 12 directors, eight of whom are independent of the company and its management.
More information about Gap Inc.s Board of Directors and corporate governance practices can be found on the companys Web site at gapinc.com.