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AMERICA ONLINE, INC., EXPANDS BOARD; NAMES THREE NEW DIRECTORS

 AMERICA ONLINE, INC., EXPANDS BOARD;
 NAMES THREE NEW DIRECTORS
 VIENNA, Va., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- America Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMER), announced that it has expanded its board and elected three new directors. The new directors are Stephen M. Case, president of America Online, Inc.; James G. Andress, president and chief executive officer of Information Resources, Inc.; and William N. Melton, chairman of Verifone, Inc.
 "We're pleased to welcome these new directors to our board," said James V. Kimsey, chairman of America Online, Inc. "They bring complementary skills that can help strengthen America Online's leadership position in the interactive services industry."
 Case, 34, is president of America Online, Inc. Prior to co-founding America Online, Inc., in 1985, Case held marketing positions with Proctor & Gamble and Pepsico, Inc.
 Andress, 53, is president and chief executive officer of Information Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: IRIC), an information services company. He previously was chairman, pharmaceuticals, of Beecham Group, PLC, and was president and chief operating officer of Sterling Drug, Inc.
 Melton, 50, is chairman of the board of Verifone, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: VFIC), a transaction automation company. He founded Verifone in 1980 and served as its president and chief executive officer until 1986.
 The company's board now consists of 11 directors and three classes of directors -- one class with a term expiring in 1992 and consisting of Andress, Frank Caufield, general partner of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, and Melton; one class with a term expiring in 1993 and consisting of Harold D. Copperman, president and chief executive officer of JWP Information Services, S. Christopher Meigher, general partner, Meigher Communications LP, A. Douglas Peabody, president of Inco Venture Capital Management, and Stephen C. Sherrill, vice president of Citicorp Venture Capital, Ltd.; and one class with a term expiring in 1994 and consisting of Kimsey, Case, Alexander M. Haig Jr., chairman and president of Worldwide Associates, Inc., and Scott C. Smith, senior vice president of Tribune Company.
 America Online, Inc., is the leading independent provider of online services to consumers in the United States. Founded in 1985, the company has established strategic alliances with more than 30 companies including IBM, Microsoft and Tribune Company. The company completed an initial public stock offering in March 1992.
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 /CONTACT: Lennert J. Leader, chief financial officer, America Online, 703-448-8700/
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