Google to Locate Phoenix-Area Facility on Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 10, 2006 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced plans to open an office on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University (ASU) as part of its continued efforts to build out a Phoenix-area operation. The new Google office will be primarily focused on engineering, operations and IT support functions and is part of its worldwide effort to build engineering centers in locations where there are great engineers.

"Our new location on the ASU campus will offer our employees the quality work environment we strive for, including access to ASU students, faculty and amenities," said Dr. Douglas Merrill, Google’s senior director of information systems. "We are looking forward to a long relationship with ASU and hope to make a positive contribution to their educational mission."

Google’s Tempe office will offer all the world-class workplace amenities that Google has become known for such as outstanding healthcare benefits, free lunches and competitive compensation packages. The company continues to look for a range of new employees to support a variety of business and technology operations.

"We are very excited to have Google join our campus and look forward to their contributions to our education, research and economic development missions," said Dr. Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University. "In addition to potential employment opportunities for our graduates, we hope Google’s presence on campus will inspire technology innovation and collaboration."

Douglas Merrill has joined the Ira Fulton School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Board. Google and ASU are exploring additional opportunities for future collaboration such as adjunct faculty appointments for Google employees and internship opportunities for ASU students.

Google already employs a number of ASU graduates and looks forward to continuing to hire the best and brightest in the region. Google currently has a number of open positions in Arizona ranging from software engineers, to field technicians, network security experts to operations and IT support staff. Google is encouraging qualified applicants to submit their resumes on its website at:

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