EXECS STEP DOWN, LAYOFFS CONTINUE AT ORGANIC

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(July 25, 2001) --- I-shop Organic, San Francisco, announced that it would lay off an additional 80 employees as it reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2001.

The company also announced the departure of two senior executives, President Michael Hudes and Executive Vice President Sue Field, both of whom were said to be pursuing other opportunities.

The company said it had a loss of $18.4 million compared to $13.1 million for the same quarter last year, and a basic and diluted net loss of 21 cents per share, compared to 16 cents per share for the second quarter of 2000. Revenues were $13.8 million, a 63% decline over the $37.2 million in revenue the company reported during the second quarter of 2000.

Organic said it had a cash balance of $28 million at the end of the quarter. At the end of the first quarter it had a cash balance of $43.7 million.

Seneca Investments LLC, a company owned by Omnicom Group and Pegasus Partners, owns a minority stake in Organic. -- Adrienne Mand

Copyright July 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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