Arthur Levinson Resigns from Google’s Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (October 12, 2009) – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that Dr. Arthur Levinson has resigned as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Levinson has been on the Google Board since April 2004.

Google CEO and Chairman Eric Schmidt described Levinson as a good friend and valued colleague. "Art has been a key part of Google’s success these past five years, offering unvarnished advice and vital counsel on every big issue and opportunity Google has faced," Schmidt said. "Though he leaves as a member of our Board, Art will always have a special place at Google."

"Working with Eric, Larry, Sergey and the whole Google team has been a remarkable experience for me. I greatly admire what they’ve built and have no doubt that Google has a terrific future," said Levinson.

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