MarketWatch, 2/26/07
Cindy Rose Named Managing Director of Walt Disney Internet Group Europe, Middle East and Africa

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb 26, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cindy Rose has been named senior vice president and managing director of the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) Europe, Middle East and Africa, it was announced today by Mark Handler, executive vice president and managing director, WDIG International. Rose will manage all aspects of WDIG's European regional operations, which encompass premium subscription content and Internet-based services, including advanced broadband, interactive television and mobile applications, as well as the 14 local European versions of Disney.com.

"The Walt Disney Internet Group is focused on taking the consumer experience with interactive family entertainment via the Internet and mobile devices to new levels through creative and technical innovations," Handler said. "Given Cindy's impressive accomplishments throughout her tenure with Disney and her strong leadership abilities, she is an excellent choice to spearhead our efforts to accomplish that goal across Europe."

Rose's key priority for the next 12-18 months will be the rollout of the newly redesigned and enhanced Disney.com Web site, launched in the U.S. earlier this year, in the main European markets. Taking advantage of the strong growth of broadband and new Web tools, Disney.com is a compelling interactive experience that offers a broad array of Disney entertainment, products and services, as well as personalisation and community-building.

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