MindSpring Milestones

2000  
February 4, 2000 MindSpring and EarthLink complete a merger transaction creating the world¹s second largest ISP with more than three million subscribers. The new company will be called EarthLink and will be traded under the Nasdaq symbol: ELNK.
1999  
December 6, 1999 MindSpring and AT&T outline a plan to provide open access to the Internet on high -cable.
November 16, 1999 MindSpring Biz launches online business resource portal: www.mindspringbiz.com, dedicated to providing small business solutions, industry information, services, business techniques, guides, news, and discussion forums to help small businesses with their daily online business functions.
November 9, 1999 MindSpring launches DSL services in eight cities nationwide: Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Chicago, Sacramento, and Houston.
September 23, 1999 MindSpring and EarthLink announce a definitive merger agreement.
September 21, 1999 MindSpring launches new Internet software package, MindSpring Internet Software 4.0, the most user-friendly software suite and package of client applications yet from MindSpring and a fully customizable Personal Start Page.
September 14, 1999 MindSpring receives the highest ranking in overall customer satisfaction among Internet Service Providers in an independent study conducted by J.D. Power and Associates.
September 6, 1999 MindSpring launches its first-ever national TV advertising campaign featuring the tagline: "You¹d be happier using MindSpring."
June 21, 1999 MindSpring launches MindSpring Biz, a new division of MindSpring that provides business customers with a complete package of Internet access and Web-based tools for small businesses.
June 4, 1999 MindSpring and barnesandnoble.com announce a new affiliate marketing agreement to create a book and music store, as well as an "E-mail Deals Club," for MindSpring¹s members.
May 25, 1999 MindSpring announces a two-for-one stock split.
May 19, 1999 MindSpring introduces high-speed cable modem Internet services to Georgia using the cable networks of West Point, GA-based KNOLOGY.
March 17, 1999 MindSpring announces filing of universal shelf registration statement and public offering of two million shares of common stock and $130 million of convertible subordinated notes.
March 8, 1999 MindSpring introduces first high-speed cable modem Internet services to Montgomery, AL. using the cable networks of West Point, GA-based KNOLOGY.
February 17, 1999 MindSpring completes the acquisition of Netcom subscribers (400,000) and assets thereby surpassing one million subscribers and gains offices in San Jose, CA. and Dallas, Texas.
1998  
December 1998 MindSpring, with 693,000 subscribers and 977 employees, completes its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability.
December 1998 MindSpring announces its fourth public offering of stock.
October 1998 MindSpring completes the acquisition of SpryNet subscribers (140,000) and assets, and establishes its fourth office in Seattle, WA.
July 1998 MindSpring announces a three-for-one stock split.
June 1998 MindSpring announces its third public offering of common stock.
February 1998 MindSpring completes the acquisition of Inter Direct, establishing a third office in Phoenix, AZ.
1997  
December 1997 MindSpring, with 278,000 subscribers and 502 employees, completes its first profitable quarter.
June 1997 MindSpring completes its first EBITDA positive cash flow quarter.
March 1997 MindSpring wins first national award, "1997 NetGuide People¹s Choice Award for Best ISP."
1996  
December 1996 MindSpring reports 121,800 subscribers and 321 employees.
October 1996 MindSpring announces second public offering of stock.
September 1996 MindSpring acquires PSINet subscribers (40,000) and establishes a second office in Harrisburg, PA, initiating national service.
March 1996 MindSpring completes its IPO at $8/share (split adjusted $2.66).
1995  
December 1995 MindSpring reports 12,400 subscribers and 95 employees.
September 1995 MindSpring establishes its first POP (point of presence) outside of Atlanta.
1994  
December 1994 MindSpring reports 1,000+ subscribers and eight employees.
November 1994 ITC Holding invests. Company moves to Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center.
June 1994 MindSpring serves its first paying customers.
February 1994 MindSpring is founded in Atlanta with 32 non-paying customers and eight modems.