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Twitter Names Marjorie Scardino, Former Pearson CEO, to Board of Directors

First woman

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Twitter announced Thursday that it has named Marjorie Scardino, former chief executive of Pearson, to its board of directors.

The appointment is effective immediately. Scardino will serve on the company's audit committee; her term expires at the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders, according to acompany filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She is Twitter's first female board member.