NEW YORK -- UL alumna Charlotte Beers, Director and Chairman of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. has shepherded in the return of Martha Stewart to the Board of Directors. With the addition of Ms. Stewart, the Board has been expanded to include nine members.

Beers has served as a director for MSLO since March 2008, and served as one a director from 1998 to 2001. From October 2001 until March 2003, she worked for the Bush Administration as the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Ms. Beers served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, an advertising agency, from March 1999 until she retired in March 2001. Prior to that, she was Chairman Emeritus of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Inc. from April 1997 to March 1999. She was Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather from April 1992 to April 1997 and Chief Executive Officer from April 1992 to September 1996.

Beers stated: "It is very gratifying to have Martha return to the Board of Directors. Martha's participation is indispensable to shaping the company's future and creating value for our shareholders. Martha inspires all of us on the board, our company employees, shareholders and consumers as she continues to define the brand and help further build the company's foundation for the future, and we look forward to her contributions as a director."

MSLO Founder Martha Stewart added: "I am very excited to rejoin the Board, and I look forward to working with the management of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the members of the Board as the company develops and grows our exceptional businesses for today's consumers and those of tomorrow. We have created an amazingly strong brand and brand loyalty and we intend to make each of our businesses match the strengths of that brand."

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