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April 2002

Release Date: April 10, 2002

Wells Fargo Lecture to Bring AOL Time Warner Executive to ASU

A glimpse inside the media and communications conglomerate that is AOL Time Warner will be offered by Landel C. Hobbs, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Time Warner Cable, during the Wells Fargo Distinguished Lectureship in Business at Angelo State University Thursday, April 18.

Hobbs, a 1984 ASU graduate, will speak on "Who is AOL Time Warner?" during his 9:30 a.m. Thursday address in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in ASU's Houston Harte University Center.

The Wells Fargo Distinguished Lectureship in Business is sponsored annually by Wells Fargo of San Angelo. The lecture is open free to the public.

At Time Warner Cable, Hobbs oversees the areas of finance, accounting and treasury as well as tax, facilities and information technology. He is based in Stamford, Conn. Prior to his present position, Hobbs was vice president, financial analysis and operations support, for AOL Time Warner. As such, he oversaw budgeting, financial forecasts and profit improvement for the various AOL Time Warner divisions, including AOL, Warner Bros., Time Warner Cable, Warner Music, Time Inc., HBO, Turner, New Line Cinema and the WB Network.

AOL Time Warner is a world leader in internet-powered media and communications. The company's products include interactive services, cable systems, publishing, music, cable networks and filmed entertainment.

The Wells Fargo Distinguished Lectureship in Business was established in 1995 to strengthen the relationship between the San Angelo business community and Angelo State University and to provide ASU students with exposure to business leaders who can offer practical ideas and solutions to today's management problems. Wells Fargo of San Angelo underwrites the annual lectureship.

Past Wells Fargo lecturers have included Patricia Diaz Dennis, senior vice president for regulatory and public affairs, SBC Communications Inc.; Linda Alvarado, president, Alvarado Construction Inc. and limited partner, Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Team; E.R. "Dick" Brooks, chairman and CEO, Central and South West Corp.; Drayton McLane, Jr., chairman, McLane Group, L.P., and Houston Astros Baseball Club, Astrodome USA; David Hirschfeld, chairman and CEO, Hirschfeld Steel Co., Inc.; and F.L. "Steve" Stephens, chairman and CEO, Town & Country Food Stores, Inc.; Richard M. Kovacevich, chairman and CEO Norwest Corp.; Robert T. Herres, chairman and CEO, USAA