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Google Continues India Growth

Opens business operations in Delhi, Mumbai

MUMBAI – 9 February 2006 – Google Inc. today marked its continued investment in India with the opening of its business operations in Delhi and Mumbai. These operations complement existing centres in Bangalore and Hyderabad, and are designed to enable Google to develop business opportunities, provide locally relevant products and services, and deliver advertising services to its users, advertisers and partners throughout India.

“The market in India is changing rapidly. More people are coming online as the infrastructure for growth quickly expands,” said Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, vice president, Asia Pacific and Latin America operations, Google Inc. “The Google India team will forge relationships with businesses, partners and agencies throughout the region and enable them to take advantage of this growth in e-commerce.”

Google – through its advertising programme Google AdWords – enables advertisers and businesses of all sizes and industries to reach this fast growing audience as they search the web. Google AdWords matches text-based ads to users’ search queries, providing them with information relevant to what they are looking for. This results in a highly-targeted service that returns significant results to the advertiser.

Google India’s sales and operations are led by Ashish Kashyap. Kashyap has extensive experience in these markets and was formerly General Manager & Business Head of E-Commerce at Indiatimes.com. “We see an opportunity in India for Google to partner with businesses – through Google AdWords – to make an impact on their growth,” said Kashyap.

As country manager of Google India’s sales and operations, Kashyap and his team will focus on continuing to grow Google’s client base and business relationships. Google’s advertisers in India currently include Citibank, Monster India, Bharatmatrimony.com, MakeMyTrip, SpiceJet, Kingfisher Airlines, ICICI Bank, Shaadi.com, Ebay India, and Birla Sunlife.

About Google Inc.

Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.co.in.

For further information:

Daniel Lemin
Google Inc.
+1 650 623 4405
dlemin@google.com

Thomas Cherian/Viju George
20:20 MEDIA
+91 98 867 68693 / +91 98 450 76151
thomas@2020india.com/ viju@2020india.com

Google Mumbai Office:

Google India
Level 2, Raheja Centre Point
294 CST Road, Near Mumbai University
Off Bandra Kurla Complex,
Kalina, Santacruz (East)
Mumbai – 400098
India

Google Delhi Office:

Google India
Level 3, Vatika Atrium Building
DLF Golf Course Road,
Sector 53
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122002
India

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