Monday, April 16, 2012

(BN) Wal-Mart Nominates Google’s Marissa Mayer to Board

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Wal-Mart Nominates Google's Marissa Mayer to Board

April 16 (Bloomberg) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. nominated Google Inc.'s Marissa Mayer for election to the board of the world's largest retailer.

Mayer, 36, would stand for election at the annual shareholders meeting on June 1, Bentonville, Arkansas-based Wal- Mart said today in a statement.

Mayer, who would become the 16th member of the board, has been vice president of Local and Maps for Google since 2010. She began her career at Mountain View, California-based Google in 1999 as its first female engineer and serves on the boards of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Ballet, according to the statement.

Wal-Mart rose 0.4 percent to $60 at 9:39 a.m. in New York. The shares had gained 11 percent in the 12 months before today.

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