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Cyberian Outpost Begins CEO Search

Kent, CT-based online computer products retailer Cyberian Outpost Inc. said it has begun a search for a president and chief executive officer to replace Darryl Peck, who will become chairman of the board.

"As the founder of Cyberian Outpost, I am very proud of all that we've accomplished since the company began operations in 1995," Peck said. "Given our tremendous growth and leading position in the e-commerce marketplace, I believe that now is the time to add a seasoned executive who can broaden our management and leadership and will further secure our position as a preeminent Internet retailer."

"I. . .believe my best contribution to the future growth of the company lies in the areas of business development and strategy. I. . .look forward to shifting my focus from day-to-day operations to long-term strategic initiatives," Peck continued.

The company hired executive recruitment firm Korn/Ferry International to conduct the search.

Outpost.com, with a customer base of 300,000, had revenues of to $85.2 million in fiscal 1999 and last year closed a $22 million private placement and followed with a $72 million public offering in July.