Berg appointed to Excite board

Internet company offering stock split

Excite Inc., the Redwood City, Calif., Internet company, has appointed International Creative Management chairman and CEO Jeffrey Berg to its board of directors.

“We are thrilled that Jeff has joined our board,” said Excite president and CEO George Bell. “As we accelerate our business to become a global mass medium with a consumer brand focus, we look for the best talent to help guide our strategic thinking.”

The news of Berg’s joining Excite’s board comes on the same day the company announced a 2-for-1 stock split. A company statement said the split is “designed to improve trading liquidity and broaden ownership of the company’s common shares.” Excite stock closed Monday at $85.88, up $9.88 from its Friday close.

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