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Excite@Home Appoints New MD in Europe

Excite@Home has appointed a new managing director to head up its European operations. The new man is Evan Rudowski, a 12-year Internet veteran who joined Excite as its 45th employee in early 1996.

Excite Europe Ltd. is headquartered in London and runs portal sites in Germany and France, and search sites in the Netherlands and Sweden. Excite UK is a separate company, as is Excite Italia.

Evan Rudowski will report to John O'Farrell, senior vice president, international, of Excite@Home.

"We are committed to support Excite's rapid expansion in Europe and Evan's new role will be crucial in helping to make this growth a reality," said John O'Farrell.

"Evan's Silicon Valley expertise coupled with strong local teams will further strengthen our position across Europe."

Excite's European ventures continue to pick up awards, with Excite UK being named 'Best UK Search Engine' by "the net" magazine in August 1999, while a similar award was made to Excite.de for "Best German Search Engine," by "connect" magazine back in April.

Rudowski is expected to take Excite into new European markets as well as develop existing sites.