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FTD appoints Stephen Tucker as Executive VP and CFO

FTD announced Stephen Tucker has been appointed Executive Vice President, effective immediately. Mr. Tucker also will succeed Becky Sheehan as FTD's Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2017. As previously announced, Ms. Sheehan is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities and will assist in the executive leadership transition through the end of year.

"On behalf of our board and management team, I am excited to welcome Stephen to FTD," said Christopher W. Shean, FTD's interim President and Chief Executive Officer. "Stephen has strong strategic financial and operational experience as well as an established track record of driving growth in profitability, achieving targeted metrics and motivating strong team performance. Over the next few weeks he will work closely with Becky and our finance team to ensure a smooth transition."

Mr. Tucker commented, "I am thrilled to join FTD. FTD has a strong foundation with its compelling brands, network of member florists and talented employees, and I look forward to working with the entire FTD team as we continue to leverage the assets to drive long-term success."

Mr. Tucker joins FTD with extensive strategic financial and operational leadership experience having most recently served as Senior Vice President of Financial Operations at AT&T. In this role, he oversaw financial operations for the AT&T Entertainment Group's Content and Customer Care teams. Prior to AT&T's acquisition of DIRECTV, Mr. Tucker served in many roles within DIRECTV, including SVP Financial Operations, where he provided finance support for the company's Customer Care, Field Services, Supply Chain, Service and Repair, and Protection Plan teams, and SVP of Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer for DIRECTV Sports Networks.

Prior to joining DIRECTV, Mr. Tucker served as Chief Financial Officer of FUN Technologies, a public company subsidiary of Liberty Media. In this role, he provided turnaround assistance in the period following the company's acquisition by Liberty Media. Mr. Tucker played a pivotal role in stabilizing the operating and financial performance of the company and returning it to a positive growth trajectory. For the past 10 years, Mr. Tucker has focused on optimizing the numerous businesses he has supported to drive growth and improved financial performance.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Tucker spent 16 years with KPMG, including the final six years as an audit partner in the Information Communications and Entertainment practice. During his tenure at KPMG Mr. Tucker provided audit, technical accounting, regulatory filing, transaction support and financial reporting assistance to companies across numerous industries and for the final three years was the global lead partner of a large public international communications company.

Mr. Tucker holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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