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Wal-Mart board nominates Google executive to board


Bentonville, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores announced that its board of directors has nominated Marissa A. Mayer of Google Inc., for election as a new member of the company’s board at Walmart’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 1, 2012. If elected, Mayer would become the sixteenth member of the board.

Mayer, 36, is VP Local and Maps for Google Inc., in Mountain View, Calif., a position she has held since 2010. She leads the product management and engineering efforts of Google’s local, mobile, and local-based products. Mayer previously served as Google’s VP Search Products and User Experience, beginning in 2005.

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