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MINDSPRING MARKETING EXECUTIVE RESIGNS

LANCE WEATHERBY NAMED AS REPLACEMENT

ATLANTA, Ga. (April 9, 1998) - MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. today announced
the resignation of Alan Taetle, Executive Vice President - Sales and
Marketing. Taetle will become a principal in Atlanta-based venture capital
firm Noro-Moseley Partners. His resignation will be effective April 13, 1998.

MindSpring has named Lance Weatherby as their new Executive Vice President
- Sales and Marketing. Weatherby has been with MindSpring since September
1995, first as Market Development Manager and then as Vice President -
Business Development. Prior to joining MindSpring, Weatherby held a variety
of sales, sales management, and marketing positions for Mobil Chemical
Company. He holds a BBA in Marketing from Eastern Kentucky University and
an MBA from Indiana University.

Mike McQuary, President and COO MindSpring commented, "Alan has been a key
contributor to growing MindSpring from a small local ISP to the prominent
national position we enjoy today. We wish him well at Noro-Moseley. Having
worked with Lance Weatherby for several years at Mobil and now for 2-1/2
years at MindSpring, I have no doubt he will be able to sustain our current
momentum in sales and marketing, and take us to the next level."

About MindSpring: MindSpring is a leading Internet service provider
focusing on delivering outstanding service and support to its customers. By
following its core values and beliefs, MindSpring is committed to doing an
exceptional job of serving its customers, its employees, its owners and its
community. MindSpring's dial-up subscribers can browse the World Wide Web,
send electronic mail, participate in informative on-line chats and access
over 22,000 newsgroups. MindSpring offers local Internet service in more
than 320 locations throughout the United States. MindSpring is also a
leading provider of Web Hosting services and domain registrations.

In November 1997, MindSpring earned CNET: The Computer Network's "Buy It"
recommendation as the best value national ISP. Ranking ISPs in December
1997, PC World named MindSpring the ISP with the best Customer Support,
noting MindSpring "gives its users the moon." Smart Money called MindSpring
"The Better Option" to AOL in February 1998. Upside Magazine said
MindSpring "understands the value of service, community and brand in the
cold world of the Net," in its February 1998 analysis of the top 150
technology companies in the United States. MindSpring was given Home Office
Computing's "Best Buy" for Web Hosting in its April 1998 issue. To learn
more about MindSpring and its services, visit the web site at
www.mindspring.com or call (800) 719-4332.


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