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Twitter Appoints Dr. Fei-Fei Li to Board

May 13, 2020

Twitter appointed Dr. Fei-Fei Li to the Company's Board of Directors as a new independent director, effective immediately.

"With unparalleled expertise in engineering, computer science and artificial intelligence (AI), Fei-Fei brings relevant perspectives to the Board as Twitter continues to utilize technology to improve our service and achieve our long-term objectives," said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter. "She shares Twitter's passion for using technology to promote positive change and her appointment aligns with our commitment to adding a director who reflects the diversity of the Twitter service and also possesses deep technology and AI expertise."

"Twitter is an incredible example of how technology can connect the world in powerful ways and I am honored to join the Board at such an important time in the Company's history," said Dr. Li. "AI and machine learning can have an enormous impact on technology and the people who use it. I look forward to leveraging my experience for Twitter as it harnesses this technology to benefit everyone who uses the service."

Dr. Li, 43, is the inaugural Sequoia Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and Co-Director of Stanfordís Human Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute. She served as the Director of Stanfordís Artificial Intelligence Lab from 2013 to 2018. From January 2017 to September 2018, Dr. Li was Vice President, Google Cloud AI and Chief Scientist of AI/Machine Learning at Google Cloud.

She joined Stanford in 2009 as an assistant professor. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2009, she was on faculty at Princeton University and, from 2005 to 2006 at University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign. Dr. Li is a co-founder and Chairperson of the Board of AI4ALL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing diverse human representation in the field of AI and technology.

She is also an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Li obtained her B.A. degree in physics from Princeton in 1999 with High Honors, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Li, on the one hand, and the Company or any other persons, on the other hand, pursuant to which Dr. Li was selected as a director. There are no related party transactions between the Company and Dr. Li (or any of her immediate family members) requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Dr. Li does not have any family relationships with any of the Companyís directors or executive officers.

Dr. Li will participate in the director benefits arrangements applicable to non-employee directors as described in the Companyís definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 15, 2020.

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