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Technology Stocks : GETY: GETTY IMAGES INC. Huge/Undiscovered Net Potential!
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To: Billy Barooo who wrote ()4/20/1999 8:06:00 PM
From: REH  Read Replies (1) of 47
 
Getty Images Adds John C. Gonzalez to Business Development Team; Gonzalez's Significant Technology Business Development Experience to Help Drive Getty's Expansion into E-Commerce Space

PR Newswire, Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 18:21

SEATTLE, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (NASDAQ:GETY), the
largest global visual content provider, today announced the addition of John
C. Gonzalez as Vice President of Strategic Relations. Gonzalez has 16 years
of experience in business development in the technology area, strategic
marketing and product management.
Gonzalez will be responsible for identifying, negotiating and integrating
co-operative business relationships with technology, content and marketing
partners. The company, which owns or controls more than 30 million images and
13,000 hours of film footage, entered the e-commerce space in early 1998 with
its acquisition of PhotoDisc, a pioneer in the digital delivery of imagery.
"John's impressive business development skills add great depth to our new
business team. His proven ability to identify and manage technology-based
opportunities and relationships will serve us well as we continue to migrate
our business to an e-commerce platform," said Jonathan D. Klein, Co-founder
and Chief Executive Officer of Getty Images.
Prior to joining Getty Images, Gonzalez served as Director of Business
Development for Extensis Corporation where he was responsible for the
identification, acquisition and integration of technology and business
opportunities, with a focus on the creative professional, pre-press and
printing industries.
From 1995 to 1997, Gonzalez was an independent business development
consultant, contracting with R.R. Donnelley, In Focus Systems, Health Care
Capital, Extensis Corporation and other technology companies. Gonzalez has
also worked with In Focus Systems, Inc., New Software, Inc., Sequent Computer
Systems, Inc., Saba Technologies, Inc. and Intel Corporation.

About Getty Images, Inc.
Getty Images, Inc. (NASDAQ:GETY), with 30 million photographs and more
than 13,000 hours of film, is the leading international provider of visual
content to a diverse range of professionals in advertising and graphic design,
magazine, book and newspaper publishing, broadcasting, production, and new
media publishing. Getty Images markets rights to images and footage through
its websites, its international network of wholly owned offices in 17
countries, and agents in more than 50 countries. The company has approximately
1,350 employees worldwide, and reported revenues of approximately $185 million
in 1998.
Getty Images strategy is to use electronic commerce to enhance its
services and extend its market, and this effort is well underway with three
successful business-to-business websites already available:
tonystone.com, photodisc.com and
allsport.com. The company plans to launch a hub website for all its
content brands as a first step towards a complete desktop working environment
for the global creative market.
The company's market leading visual content brands include: Tony Stone
Images, the world's leading contemporary stock photography brand; PhotoDisc,
the world leader in digital, royalty-free stock photography; Allsport, the
world leading sports photography brand; Hulton Getty (http://www.hulton-
getty.com), one of the largest privately owned collections of archival
photography in the world; Liaison Agency (http://www.liaisonphoto.com), a
leading North American news and reportage brand; and Energy Film Library
(http://www.digital-energy.com), one of the world's leading stock footage
brands. Further information is available from the Getty Images website at
getty-images.com.

SOURCE Getty Images, Inc.
-0- 04/20/99
/CONTACT: Laurie McEachron of Getty Images, Inc., 206-269-1769, or
laurie.mceachron@seattle.getty-images.com; or Madeline Hardart of Hill &
Knowlton, 212-885-0417, or mhardart@hillandknowlton.com/
/Web site: hill&knowlton.com/
/Web site: getty-images.com
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