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EarthLink Founder Returns to Board

August 2, 2000

ATLANTA (AP) _ EarthLink founder Sky Dayton has been named chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Charles Brewer resigned Wednesday to pursue other interests.

Dayton, 28, served as chairman of Atlanta-based EarthLink until February, when the company merged with MindSpring and Brewer was named to the post.

After the merger, Dayton co-founded eCompanies, an Internet incubator in Santa Monica, Calif.

``Since founding EarthLink in 1994, Sky has infused the company with technical innovation and a passion for great service,″ said CEO Garry Betty. ``While he continues his `day job’ at eCompanies, we look forward to his help in our quest to make EarthLink the leading Internet Service Provider in the world.″

Brewer has sold his holding in EarthLink, of which the company purchased 2.845 million shares as part of its previously announced stock repurchase plan.

EarthLink has approximately 3.7 million customers. In June, the company said it would acquire Reston, Va.-based OneMain.com to build market share in rural and small metropolitan areas.

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