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Neustar completes leadership transition

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Sterling, Va., USA - November 16, 2010, Sterling, Va., USA - Neustar, a telecommunications company, announced that it has elected James G. Cullen as chairman and added Lisa Hook to the board.




Mr. Cullen has served as a director of Neustar since 2005, and been lead director of the company since 2006. He retired in 2000 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon), a position he had held since 1993.

Mr. Cullen is also a director, audit committee member and chairman of the compensation committee of Prudential Financial, Inc., non-executive Chairman of the Board of Agilent Technologies, Inc. and a director and chairman of the audit committee of Johnson & Johnson.

Ms. Hook has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2010. Prior to that she served as President and Chief Operating officer from January 2008 to October 2010.

Prior to joining Neustar, Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc., a voice over IP (“VoIP”) service provider, from 2006 to 2007.

From 2001 to 2004, she held several executive-level posts at America Online, Inc., a web services company, including President, AOL Broadband, Premium and Developer Services; President, AOL Anywhere; and Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AOL Mobile.

After leaving America Online in 2004, Ms. Hook briefly consulted for AOL and served on various corporate boards.

Earlier, she was partner at Brera Capital Partners, LLC and managing director at Alpine Capital Group LLC. Ms. Hook also served in executive and special advisory roles at Time Warner, Inc., was legal adviser to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and was a senior attorney at Viacom International, Inc.

Ms. Hook also serves on the boards of directors for Reed Elsevier PLC, Reed Elsevier NV and Reed Elsevier Group plc.

The company also announced that founder and chairman Jeff Ganek steps down from the Board but will continue as an advisor to the Board.

Mr. Ganek has served as Chairman of the Board since December 1999 and previously served as Chairman and founding Chief Executive Officer from December 1999 to October 2010.

From December 1995 to December 1999, he was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Communications Industry Services at Lockheed Martin, an advanced technology company.

From 1993 to 1995, he was Vice President — Asia Operations for Global TeleSystems Group, a communications service provider in Europe and Asia. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Ganek was Vice President of Marketing at GTE Spacenet, a satellite communications service provider.

From 1985 to 1991, he was Director of Marketing and Corporate Development at MCI Communications Corporation, a telecommunications company.

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