Twitter Announces Two New Board Members

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Twitter Inc. announced Friday that it is adding Hugh Johnston, chief financial officer and vice chairman at Pepsi Co. and Martha Lane Fox, co-founder of a travel website and founder of a private karaoke company, to its board effective immediately. Fox is also a crossbench peer in the United Kingdom House of Lords. Peter Currie, president of Currie Capital, and Peter Chernin, founder of Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group, will leave the Twitter board when their terms end in May. Shares of Twitter were up 1.4% in pre-market trade Friday.

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