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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2462 - January 21, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    6 of 6

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman Takes Seat on Board of HP

By Ina Steiner
January 21, 2011

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Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, who lost her bid to become governor of California in the fall, will join HP's Board of Directors. The original HP board came under fire for the way it handled a scandal involving its former CEO, and four board members are stepping down to be replaced by five new board members.

The appointments bring the total number of board members to 17 until HP's next Annual Meeting of Stockholders in March, at which time the size of the board is expected to be reduced to 13 members.

Marc Andreessen, co-founder and a general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, is a current director who will stand for re-election; he also sits on the eBay board.

Whitman previously sat on the boards of eBay, the eBay Foundation, Procter & Gamble, DreamWorks SKG and Goldman Sachs.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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