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This excerpt taken from the PCLN 8-K filed Oct 21, 2005.

Chief Accounting Officer And Controller Of Priceline.com


NORWALK, Conn., October 20, 2005 . . . Priceline.com® (Nasdaq: PCLN) today announced the promotion of Daniel J. Finnegan, 43, to Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, effective December 15, 2005.  Mr. Finnegan will report to priceline.com’s Chief Financial Officer, Robert Mylod.


Currently, Mr. Finnegan is priceline.com’s Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer.  He will succeed Thomas D’Angelo, 46, who has decided to leave priceline.com to pursue other opportunities.  Mr. D’Angelo will continue to serve as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer until December 15, 2005 and, after that, will continue as a part-time employee through March 31, 2006 to assist in the transition of his responsibilities.


“Priceline.com deeply appreciates the many contributions made by Tom D’Angelo, who was one of the company’s founding employees and was responsible for establishing and managing the fiscal disciplines, accounting policies, compliance procedures and reporting structures that have served priceline.com so well for so many years,” said Mr. Mylod.  “We wish Tom well in his future endeavors and we greatly appreciate his willingness to provide continued counsel as we transition his responsibilities.”


Mr. Mylod continued, “We are also fortunate to have a financial professional of Dan Finnegan’s caliber ready to step into the Chief Accounting Officer’s role.  Dan possesses a valuable combination of compliance knowledge and financial reporting experience.  He has a deep understanding of the financial operations of priceline.com’s U.S. and global operations.  We expect him to make an immediate, positive contribution as a member of priceline.com’s senior management team.”


Prior to joining priceline.com, Mr. Finnegan served as Chief Financial Officer for CS Technology, Inc., a consulting company, and Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Coty US, Inc., a manufacturer of cosmetics and fragrances.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Finnegan worked for 10 years for KPMG LLP.


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