chinadotcom corporation Expands Management Team

Jon Winslow, Tokyo managing director from Modem Media, and Wilson Sham, e-commerce leader from General Electric Information Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers, to bring valuable Internet and e-commerce expertise

Hong Kong, December 16, 1999 — chinadotcom corporation [Nasdaq: China], a leading pan-Asian Internet company, has appointed Jon Winslow as Regional Operations Director and Wilson Sham as Supply Chain Management Practice Director at the company's web solutions subsidiary, the Web Connection.

Mr. Winslow joins chinadotcom corporation, departing from his position as managing director of Modem Media in Tokyo, to be responsible for deploying a consistent operating model across the Web Connection's regional offices and ensuring the scalability of the firm's operations and processes. The other strategic hire, Wilson Sham, brings valuable experience to the company from his positions leading the e-commerce divisions of General Electric Information Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consultants. Mr. Sham will be helping clients develop winning e-commerce business strategies that leverage Internet technologies for their supply chain management processes.

"We are delighted to have Jon and Wilson join the Web Connection," said Peter Hamilton, Chief Operating Officer of chinadotcom corporation. "The timing couldn't be better for Jon's appointment, as our web solutions business now has eight operating locations in the region and Jon will ensure that it operates as a unified and quality-focused organization in supporting our clients."

He added, "As an active Internet practitioner in the Asia-Pacific region, Wilson brings very solid e-commerce experience to the Web Connection. His expertise and knowledge will be valuable to clients seeking to leverage the Net to improve their supply chain management systems and business-to-business relationships."

Mr. Winslow has more than four years of operational and managerial experience in the Internet professional services arena. He has lived and worked in Asia for more than eight years. Prior to his previous position as managing director of Modem Media's Tokyo office in 1999, he also headed its Hong Kong office in 1998, as well as worked in Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Mr. Winslow has combined his knowledge and expertise to establish operational, work process methodologies and local market knowledge on Hong Kong and Japan to develop successful client relationships with some of the region's largest corporations, including Citibank, IBM, Swire Pacific and General Electric.

Mr. Sham brings to the Web Connection more than 18 years' experience in the IT industry, including four years of solid e-commerce experience. At his previous positions at General Electric Information Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consultants, he successfully assisted several of Asia's international enterprises, dominant services providers and government bodies to formulate and implement strategic community-wide e-commerce projects for their supply chain management processes.

About chinadotcom corporation

chinadotcom corporation is the first pan-Asian integrated Internet company listed in the United States (NASDAQ: CHINA). The company provides a full range of Internet services that; 1) build e-commerce strategy and solutions (the Web Connection), 2) distribute content via its portal network (,,, and, and 3) sell services through online advertising (24/7 Media Asia). chinadotcom corporation is committed to enabling digital communities to realize their full potential, thereby facilitating the development of the Internet in China and across Asia. The company has over 800 employees in 21 offices across 10 Asian markets, including Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mainland China, and Singapore. In Mainland China, the company has five offices and over 200 employees. Major corporate shareholders include America Online Inc., Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Nortel Network Corporation, Sun Microsystems Inc., New World Infrastructure Limited and 24/7 Media Inc.

About The Web Connection

Established in 1995, the Web Connection, a chinadotcom corporation [NASDAQ: CHINA] subsidiary, offers strategic Internet solutions for major corporations and dot-com startups that recognize the power of the Internet as a business platform and customer relationship management channel. The Web Connection brings together a rare blend of core competencies - digital strategy, technology integration, creative design and integrated marketing - which represent the core ingredients of a winning e-business solution.

Major clients include HSBC, Hong Kong Tourist Association, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, KLM, IBM, General Motors, Samsung and Cisco Systems. The Web Connection has over 350 staff across Asia with offices in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan and Korea.

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