CORRECTING and REPLACING AOL’s Nate Hayden to Take AOL’s Emmy Nominated Original Programming Efforts to the Next Level

Please replace the release dated August 1, 2014 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.

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AOL’S NATE HAYDEN TO TAKE AOL’S EMMY NOMINATED ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING EFFORTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Building on the momentum generated by its 2014 slate of original series, AOL today announced that Nate Hayden has been appointed Vice President of Originals and Branded Entertainment, leading content creation and premium original programming. Hayden will oversee AOL’s Original series strategy, which feature the likes of Zoe Saldana, James Franco, and Nicole Richie, as well as the Emmy-nominated “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi” and Tiffany Shlain’s “The Future Starts Here.” Additionally, Naomi Yasuda has been appointed Senior Director of AOL Studios and will lead AOL’s New York and LA production facilities, producing premium branded and original content. Both Hayden and Yasuda will be based in Los Angeles.

“AOL’s original programming strategy has seen tremendous success over the past few years, and just three months after NewFronts, our momentum is still going strong,” said Ran Harnevo, President of Video, AOL. “Both Nate and Naomi are committed to creating the engaging, authentic content that AOL viewers know and love, while also constantly innovating and pushing beyond the status quo. I couldn’t think of better candidates to shepherd the AOL Originals team into the next chapter of its growth.”

"I’m thrilled to spearhead AOL’s original and branded programming efforts at a time of real momentum for AOL Studios. Our voice has resonated with viewers and it has been great to see the creative community take note as well, with our recent Emmy nominations, said Nate Hayden, Vice President of Originals & Branded Entertainment. "We have stayed true to our vision of authentic voices and remarkable stories ever since our first slate of originals three years ago, and expanded that same focus with each additional slate. We believe in the same development philosophy in creating content for and with leading marketers. I am excited to evolve both these initiatives at AOL.”

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