AOL Names Julie M. Jacobs General Counsel
AOL Veteran Promoted to Top Legal Role
May 10, 2010 09:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) today announced the appointment of
Julie M. Jacobs as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. As AOL’s chief legal officer, Jacobs will oversee
the company’s legal affairs, manage the AOL legal department and provide counsel to senior management on a
range of issues.
Jacobs joined AOL in 2000 and most recently served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel where
she managed all the corporate and transactional legal work for the company including securities law compliance,
corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions. Jacobs, who will report to Chairman
and CEO Tim Armstrong, succeeds Ira Parker, who is transitioning to an advisory role at AOL after serving as
General Counsel since 2006.
“Julie is a proven leader and outstanding counselor, and I am delighted to welcome her to this new role. From
overseeing complex financial transactions, to negotiating key business arrangements, to restructuring ventures across
AOL’s international footprint, Julie is devoted to upholding AOL’s values and protecting the interests of our
stakeholders,” said Armstrong. “Ira was instrumental in leading AOL through the 10-month process of spinning off
from Time Warner. There was an incredible amount of work that went into that effort and in getting us to last week’s
moment when we hosted our first shareholder meeting as the newly independent AOL. We’re grateful for all of Ira’s
efforts on behalf of the company.”
Jacobs will assume responsibility for all legal, regulatory, compliance and public policy matters for AOL and serve as
Corporate Secretary to AOL’s Board of Directors and as key liaison with stockholders and advocacy groups.
“I have seen AOL grow from an Internet service provider to a world-class content, advertising and consumer
applications company and look forward