December 12, 2008 / 3:15 PM / 10 years ago

Washington Post's Don Graham joins Facebook board

LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Graham, chairman and chief executive of the Washington Post Co, has agreed to join the board of directors of Facebook, the world’s most popular social networking site.

“Facebook has completely transformed how people interact by providing a compelling forum where millions and millions of people can connect and share,” Graham said in a statement.

Graham joined the Washington Post newspaper as a reporter in 1971 and became CEO of the company in 1991.

He joins Facebook’s CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg, Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, Jim Breyer of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel Partners and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel on the board.

Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Mike Nesbit

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