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Pandora Hires Steve Ben’e as General Counsel

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Pandora (NYSE:P) , the leading internet radio service, today announced that Steve Ben’e has been named General Counsel and will serve on the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Ben’e will oversee all of Pandora’s legal operations and matters, including those related to corporate governance, securities, commercial transactions, litigation and intellectual property.

Ben’e comes to Pandora with more than twenty years of legal experience, most recently serving as General Counsel at Electronic Arts (EA). At EA, he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s legal strategy, structure and functions. He handled a full range of legal matters ranging from corporate governance, M&A and commercial transactions to groundbreaking industry negotiations with music and movie studios. Prior to joining EA, Ben’e was an associate at Fenwick & West LLP and a management consultant at Bain & Company. Ben’e attended Stanford Law School where he earned his J.D. with Honors.

“We are thrilled to have Steve join us,” said Brian McAndrews, Pandora’s CEO, President and Chairman. “His legal background, experience scaling a legal organization, and his consumer, media and music industry expertise make him the ideal General Counsel for Pandora at this exciting time.”

“I’m incredibly excited about joining Pandora and helping to unleash the power of music,” said Ben’e. “Pandora has already transformed music listening and discovery, and I look forward to the great opportunities ahead for the company to play a leading role in shaping the future of music for listeners, artists and advertisers.”

ABOUT PANDORA

Pandora (NYSE:P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” – a favorite artist, song, or genre. The Music Genome Project(R), a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora(R) internet radio by using musicological “DNA” and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of more than one million tracks. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every day to hear music they love. www.pandora.com | Pandora Blog | Pandora LinkedIn | @PandoraPulse

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