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     Scribd Hires Google Exec Robert Macdonald to
    Head Business Development, Open New York Office
SAN FRANCISCO – July 20, 2010 – Scribd, the world’s largest
social publishing and reading site, today announced that it has hired
Robert R. Macdonald as Senior Vice President of Business
Development. Macdonald led media and strategic partnerships at
Google in New York. He will build a business development team for
Scribd out of the company’s soon-to-be-announced location in

“Rob is exactly the person we need to help take Scribd to the next
level; he’s smart, has an amazing track record and truly understands the
opportunity that Scribd provides for publishers and media companies,”
said Trip Adler, Scribd CEO and co-founder. “We’re very excited to
have Rob join the team.”

Macdonald, who spearheaded strategic partnerships with Google’s
largest content partners such as The New York Times, Conde Nast,
Hearst, the Tribune Co. and Gannett, has nearly 15 years of experience
in business development and sales, including seven at Google and four
at DoubleClick. At Scribd, Macdonald will devise the company’s
business development strategy, including relationships with major
content, technology and consumer brands. He will report directly to

“The media and publishing industries are experiencing tremendous
change right now,” said Macdonald. “Scribd is in a position to provide
enormous value during this time of change, particularly with its clear
technology leadership in HTML5, and its drive toward making book,
magazine and reading of other long-form written content more social
and mobile.”

Companies interested in business development opportunities with


Scribd should visit www.scribd.com/partners or email

About Scribd
Scribd is the largest social publishing and reading site in the world with more than
50 million readers each month. We’ve made it incredibly simple for anyone to
share and discover informative, entertaining and original written content on the
web and mobile devices. Our mission is to liberate the written word, to connect
people and organizations with the information and ideas that matter most to them.
Our innovative HTML5 document reader technology has lowered the barriers to
publishing by enabling anyone to easily upload and share their work in any file
format. Scribd is a venture-backed company based in San Francisco. For more
information, please visit http://www.scribd.com.

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