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10|26|2007 03:02 pm EDT

Marchex Names Nicolas J. Hanauer Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors

by Frank Michlick in Categories: Up to the Minute

SEATTLE (Business Wire EON) October 25, 2007 — Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHX) (NASDAQ:MCHXP), a local advertising company and leading publisher of local content, today announced that it has named Nicolas J. Hanauer vice chairman of its Board of Directors. A pioneer in the online industry, Hanauer was the founder and chairman of aQuantive (formerly Avenue A Media, Inc.), a leading global digital marketing company, which was acquired by Microsoft in July 2007. He also previously served as its CEO.

Hanauer has extensive experience building and investing in leading companies. In 1995, he became a founding investor in Amazon.com and served as a board advisor until 2000. He founded aQuantive in 1996 and served as its CEO from June 1998 to September 1999 and chairman of the board from June 1998 until its acquisition by Microsoft in July 2007. In 1998, he co-founded Gear.com, which was later purchased by Overstock.com. Hanauer is currently a partner at Second Avenue Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm he co-founded in 2000.

A Seattle resident, Hanauer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington. He currently serves as a director or board advisor to HouseValues.com, Pacific Coast Feather Company, the Initu group, and Qliance.

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