Blue Nile adds Eric Carlborg to its Board of Directors

– USA, WA – Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq: NILE) today announced the addition of W. Eric Carlborg to its Board of Directors. Mr. Carlborg has also been appointed to Blue Nile’s audit committee. The addition of Mr. Carlborg increases the membership of the Board to eight.

Mr. Carlborg brings more than 15 years of financial management experience to the Blue Nile Board. Most recently, Mr. Carlborg was a Managing Director of Investment Banking with Merrill Lynch & Co., focused on the technology and financial sectors. Prior to his tenure at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Carlborg served in various executive financial positions, including Chief Financial Officer, with IKANO Communications, Inc. and Go2Net, Inc., providers of Internet products and services. Mr. Carlborg also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. In addition, Mr. Carlborg previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Lots, Inc., a Fortune 500 retailer. Mr. Carlborg holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Illinois.

“We are excited to welcome Eric to our Board. We believe Eric’s executive leadership and financial expertise make him a valuable addition to our Board as we continue to grow our business as the leader in online diamond and jewelry retailing,” said Mark Vadon, Chief Executive Officer.

About Blue Nile, Inc.

Blue Nile is a leading online retailer of high quality diamonds and fine jewelry. The Blue Nile web site showcases over 55,000 independently certified diamonds and more than 1,000 styles of fine jewelry, including rings, wedding bands, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and watches. Blue Nile can be found online at and Blue Nile is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the trading symbol “NILE”.

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