Google Names Elliot Schrage Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 31, 2005 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Elliot Schrage joined the company as vice president, Global Communications and Public Affairs. Schrage will join the company’s senior management team and report to Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt. He will manage relations between the company and various stakeholders around the world.

"Elliot Schrage’s experience and demonstrated commitment to transparency and global corporate citizenship will be an asset to Google as we continue to grow and explore new opportunities around the world," said Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt.

"Google is successfully pursuing its ambitious mission with an impressive combination of innovation, execution and leadership. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to explain the steps Google is taking to improve the accessibility and usefulness of the world’s information to people everywhere," said Elliot Schrage, vice president of Global Communications and Public Affairs.

Schrage, 45, brings 20 years of global communications, public affairs and policy experience to Google. Schrage joins Google from the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, where he was the Bernard L. Schwarz Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy, and an advisor to several global corporations on issues of corporate social responsibility. Prior to that, Schrage directed global affairs for Gap Inc. as senior vice president. Before joining Gap, Schrage served as managing director of the New York office of Clark & Weinstock, a public policy and management consulting firm.

Schrage has also been an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University Business School and Columbia Law School.

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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