Excite@Home Chairman-CEO George Bell said he plans to step down as CEO as soon as a suitable replacement is found. Mr. Bell will remain chairman of the broadband cable company until the end of 2001. Excite@Home's board has formed a search committee to find a new CEO. Mr. Bell was named Excite's first CEO in January 1996, and then was named president when Excite merged with the @Home Network in 1999. Mr. Bell became chairman-CEO of Excite@Home in 2000. Excite@Home has been under pressure from Wall Street to boost its subscriber numbers.