FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Emmaus, PA, and New York, NY, February 25, 2008 — Rodale Inc., the authoritative source for trusted content in health and wellness worldwide, announced today the appointment of Fabiola Arredondo to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Arredondo is the Managing Partner of Siempre Holdings, a private investment firm based in New York. With her appointment, Rodale’s board will increase to eight members.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Fabiola Arredondo to our Board of Directors,” said Maria Rodale, Rodale’s Chairman of the Board. “Fabiola has an excellent record in the media industry for driving key strategic digital initiatives and identifying emerging opportunities. Her values and ours are also closely aligned. We look forward to working together to gain from her valuable insights and extensive digital experience as we continue our global expansion.”
Arredondo previously held senior operating positions at Yahoo!, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and Bertelsmann A.G.
Arredondo is also a Nonexecutive Board Director of the Experian Group plc (a FTSE 50 listed multinational) and of Spain’s IBEX-listed Bankinter, S.A.; a Board Trustee of Sesame Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street; a Board Trustee of the World Wildlife Fund in the U.S. and previously a U.K. Board Trustee. In addition, she was previously a Nonexecutive Board Director of Intelsat Corporation in the U.S. and the BOC Group plc (previously “British Oxygen”/FTSE 50, now part of the Linde Group) in the U.K.
“I am delighted to be joining the Board of Rodale. I have admired the company for years and am a true believer in the healthy lifestyle values it promotes,” said Arredondo. “I hope to contribute to its great mission and to offer my international perspective both in traditional and digital media to positively impact the business.”
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About Rodale Inc.
Rodale Inc. is the authoritative source for trusted content in health, fitness and wellness around the world, reaching more than 70 million people globally. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Best Life, Bicycling, Running Times, Mountain Bike, and Organic Gardening, and is also the largest independent book publisher in America with a collection of international titles, including The South Beach Diet and The Abs Diet franchises, and Al Gore’s New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth. Rodale’s broad range of media platforms includes magazines, books, video, and extensive Web sites. The company is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 25 million active customers in its database. www.rodale.com.