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Helen Davis

RealNames Europe

Tel: 0207 484 5341


Camille Closs

Flapjack Communications

Tel: 0207 224 4554


LONDON, July 31 2000: RealNames Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of RealNames Corporation, market leader in Internet Keyword navigation, has restructured its top management team and announced a number of key appointments to help drive its expansion into new European markets.

John Tomany has been appointed CEO, RealNames Europe. Tomany will spearhead RealNames’ expansion programme and oversee operations in each country as RealNames develops new European partnerships.

Former UK Sales and Marketing Director Helen Davis has been appointed Vice President - Strategic Sales and Marketing, RealNames Europe. Davis will be the driving force behind RealNames’ European sales and marketing campaign.
Mike Richmond has been appointed Financial Controller for RealNames Europe.

Local Operations

As RealNames expands into new European markets, a team will be set up to manage operations locally. This has resulted in a number of other key appointments announced in the restructure. Oliver Hill will now take the position of Managing Director RealNames UK Ltd, with ex Carlton Interactive Media Sales Director, Paul Coggins as the Director of Sales. Bert Holscher has been recruited as Managing Director for RealNames Germany. Bert joins RealNames from his role as Director of Strategic Consulting & Business Development at PopNet Internet AG.

"RealNames is establishing a position in the UK and Germany within a short period of time" says John Tomany. "These are exciting times and we need to build on our progress into new markets." He added. "I believe we now have the right management structure and people to take us further into Europe."

About Internet Keywords

Internet Keywords is an Internet navigation system that transports people directly to brands on the web. Marketing executives, brand managers - and the media buyers and agencies that serve the brand owners - can use Internet Keywords to converge print, TV, and radio advertising with a company’s Internet presence. Internet Keywords, which can be used in any language or character set, are designed to improve a company’s return on total advertising spending by unifying its identity online and offline. The RealNames Internet Keywords system runs on a scaleable, powerful technology platform composed of routers, databases, and management tools that generate integrated reports for measuring a brand’s economic value, and allow portals, search engines and communication service providers to create and deliver new Internet products and businesses.

About RealNames Europe

RealNames Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of RealNames Corporation.
RealNames Corporation, a market leader in Internet Keyword navigation, developing and marketing products and services that simplify web navigation, transforms brands into interactive response vehicles, and monetise Internet traffic for browsers, search engines, directory services and portals.
RealNames’ products and services are used in the US by leading Fortune 1000 and .com companies and have been integrated into Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, as well as by leading portal, directory and search services such as, AltaVista, Inktomi, Google, Looksmart and UK Max to complement directory look-up and search results. Founded in 1997, RealNames is based in San Carlos, California with European offices in London and Hamburg.

For more information, please use Internet Keyword: RealNames to visit our web site.

RealNames, RealNames System, RealNames Service, Real Name Service and RNS are either servicemarks or registered servicemarks of RealNames Corporation.

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