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These excerpts taken from the YHOO 10-K filed Apr 29, 2008.
OUR DIRECTORS
 
The names of our directors, their ages as of April 1, 2008 and certain other information about them are set forth below:
 
             
Name
 
Age
 
Position
 
Jerry Yang
    39     Chief Executive Officer, Chief Yahoo and Director
Roy J. Bostock(1)(3)
    67     Chairman of the Board
Ronald W. Burkle(1)(4)
    55     Director
Eric Hippeau(4)
    56     Director
Vyomesh Joshi(2)(4)
    54     Director
Arthur H. Kern(1)(3)
    61     Director
Robert A. Kotick(3)
    45     Director
Edward R. Kozel(4)
    52     Director
Mary Agnes Wilderotter(2)
    53     Director
Gary L. Wilson(2)
    68     Director
 
(1) Member of the Compensation Committee
 
(2) Member of the Audit Committee
 
(3) Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
 
(4) Member of the Transactions Committee
 
Each of the directors listed above, except for Mrs. Wilderotter who joined the Board in July 2007, was elected to be a director for a one-year term at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on June 12, 2007. There are no family relationships among any of the directors or executive officers of the Company. Our board of directors has affirmatively determined that each of Messrs. Bostock, Burkle, Hippeau, Joshi, Kern, Kotick, Kozel and Wilson and Mrs. Wilderotter is an independent director (“Independent Director”) under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), the listing standards of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) and the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines.
 
Mr. Yang’s biography is set forth under the heading “Our Executive Officers.”
 
Mr. Bostock has served as Chairman of the Board since January 2008 and as a member of the board of directors since May 2003. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Northwest Airlines Corporation, the parent of Northwest Airlines, Inc. since May 2007 and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Partnership for a Drug Free


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America since October 2002. Mr. Bostock also serves as a director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Bostock holds a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
 
Mr. Burkle has served as a member of the board of directors since November 2001. Mr. Burkle is managing partner of The Yucaipa Companies, a private investment firm, which he co-founded in 1986. Mr. Burkle also serves as a director of Occidental Petroleum Corp. and KB Home Corporation.
 
Mr. Hippeau has served as a member of the board of directors since January 1996. Mr. Hippeau has been a Managing Partner of SOFTBANK Capital, a technology oriented venture capital firm, since 2000. Mr. Hippeau also serves as a director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts WorldWide, Inc.
 
Mr. Joshi has served as a member of the board of directors since July 2005. Mr. Joshi has been an Executive Vice President of the Imaging and Printing Group at Hewlett-Packard Company since 2002. Mr. Joshi holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University.
 
Mr. Kern has served as a member of the board of directors since January 1996. Mr. Kern is an investor in several media and marketing companies and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Media Management, Inc., a group owner of commercial radio stations, which is now part of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., since December 1990. Mr. Kern holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University.
 
Mr. Kotick has served as a member of the board of directors since March 2003. Since February 1991, Mr. Kotick has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Activision, Inc., a publisher of interactive entertainment software products.
 
Mr. Kozel has served as a member of the board of directors since October 2000. He has been Managing Member of Open Range, LLC, a venture capital firm, since 2001. He has been the chairman of the board of Skyrider, Inc., a developer of a peer-to-peer networking platform, since March 2006 and was the Chief Executive Officer from March 2006 to December 2007. Mr. Kozel was the managing member of Open Range Ventures, a venture capital firm, from January 2000 to December 2006. Between January 2004 and December 2004, Mr. Kozel was a managing director of Integrated Finance Ltd. Mr. Kozel also serves as a director of Network Appliance, Inc. Mr. Kozel holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis.
 
Mrs. Wilderotter has served as a member of the board of directors since July 2007. She has served as Chairman of the Board of Citizens Communications Company since December 2005 and as Chief Executive Officer and President and as a director since November 2004. From February 2004 to November 2004, Mrs. Wilderotter was Senior Vice President of World Wide Public Sector at Microsoft Corporation, and from November 2002 to February 2004, she was Microsoft’s Senior Vice President, Business Strategy. Mrs. Wilderotter also serves as a director of Xerox Corporation. Mrs. Wilderotter holds a Bachelor’s degree from The College of the Holy Cross.
 
Mr. Wilson has served as a member of the board of directors since November 2001. Mr. Wilson served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Northwest Airlines Corporation, the parent of Northwest Airlines, Inc., from April 1997 to May 2007. Mr. Wilson also serves as a director of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business.
 
OUR
DIRECTORS



 



The names of our directors, their ages as of April 1, 2008
and certain other information about them are set forth below:


 


















































































































             


Name


 


Age


 


Position

 


Jerry Yang


 
 

39
 

 

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Yahoo and Director


Roy J.
Bostock(1)(3)


 
 

67
 

 

Chairman of the Board


Ronald W.
Burkle(1)(4)


 
 

55
 

 

Director


Eric
Hippeau(4)


 
 

56
 

 

Director


Vyomesh
Joshi(2)(4)


 
 

54
 

 

Director


Arthur H.
Kern(1)(3)


 
 

61
 

 

Director


Robert A.
Kotick(3)


 
 

45
 

 

Director


Edward R.
Kozel(4)


 
 

52
 

 

Director


Mary Agnes
Wilderotter(2)


 
 

53
 

 

Director


Gary L.
Wilson(2)


 
 

68
 

 

Director







 















































(1)

Member of the Compensation Committee
 

(2)

Member of the Audit Committee
 

(3)

Member of the Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committee
 

(4)

Member of the Transactions Committee


 



Each of the directors listed above, except for
Mrs. Wilderotter who joined the Board in July 2007, was
elected to be a director for a one-year term at the
Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on
June 12, 2007. There are no family relationships among any
of the directors or executive officers of the Company. Our
board of directors has affirmatively determined that each of
Messrs. Bostock, Burkle, Hippeau, Joshi, Kern, Kotick,
Kozel and Wilson and Mrs. Wilderotter is an independent
director (“Independent Director”) under the rules of
the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”),
the listing standards of The Nasdaq Stock Market
(“Nasdaq”) and the Company’s Corporate Governance
Guidelines.


 



Mr. Yang’s biography is set forth under
the heading “Our Executive Officers.”


 



Mr. Bostock has served as Chairman of the
Board since January 2008 and as a member of the board of
directors since May 2003. He has served as Chairman of the
Board of Northwest Airlines Corporation, the parent of Northwest
Airlines, Inc. since May 2007 and has served as Chairman of the
Board of the Partnership for a Drug Free





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America since October 2002. Mr. Bostock also serves as a
director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Bostock holds a
Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from
Harvard University.


 



Mr. Burkle has served as a member of the
board of directors since November 2001. Mr. Burkle is
managing partner of The Yucaipa Companies, a private investment
firm, which he co-founded in 1986. Mr. Burkle also serves
as a director of Occidental Petroleum Corp. and KB Home
Corporation.


 



Mr. Hippeau has served as a member of the
board of directors since January 1996. Mr. Hippeau has
been a Managing Partner of SOFTBANK Capital, a technology
oriented venture capital firm, since 2000. Mr. Hippeau also
serves as a director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts WorldWide,
Inc.


 



Mr. Joshi has served as a member of the board
of directors since July 2005. Mr. Joshi has been an
Executive Vice President of the Imaging and Printing Group at
Hewlett-Packard Company since 2002. Mr. Joshi holds a
Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State
University.


 



Mr. Kern has served as a member of the board
of directors since January 1996. Mr. Kern is an investor
in several media and marketing companies and has served as
Chairman of the Board of Directors of American Media Management,
Inc., a group owner of commercial radio stations, which is now
part of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., since December
1990. Mr. Kern holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale
University.


 



Mr. Kotick has served as a member of the
board of directors since March 2003. Since February 1991,
Mr. Kotick has been the Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Activision, Inc., a publisher of interactive
entertainment software products.


 



Mr. Kozel has served as a member of the board
of directors since October 2000. He has been Managing Member of
Open Range, LLC, a venture capital firm, since 2001. He has
been the chairman of the board of Skyrider, Inc., a developer of
a peer-to-peer networking platform, since March 2006 and was the
Chief Executive Officer from March 2006 to December 2007.
Mr. Kozel was the managing member of Open Range Ventures, a
venture capital firm, from January 2000 to December 2006.
Between January 2004 and December 2004, Mr. Kozel was a
managing director of Integrated Finance Ltd. Mr. Kozel
also serves as a director of Network Appliance, Inc.
Mr. Kozel holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical
engineering from the University of California, Davis.


 



Mrs. Wilderotter has served as a member of
the board of directors since July 2007. She has served as
Chairman of the Board of Citizens Communications Company since
December 2005 and as Chief Executive Officer and President and
as a director since November 2004. From February 2004 to
November 2004, Mrs. Wilderotter was Senior Vice President
of World Wide Public Sector at Microsoft Corporation, and from
November 2002 to February 2004, she was Microsoft’s Senior
Vice President, Business Strategy. Mrs. Wilderotter also
serves as a director of Xerox Corporation.
Mrs. Wilderotter holds a Bachelor’s degree from The
College of the Holy Cross.


 



Mr. Wilson has served as a member of the
board of directors since November 2001. Mr. Wilson served
as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Northwest Airlines
Corporation, the parent of Northwest Airlines, Inc., from April
1997 to May 2007. Mr. Wilson also serves as a director of
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. Mr. Wilson holds a
Bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from
the Wharton Graduate School of Business.







 




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