Metromedia Names Chairman/CEO

Metromedia International Group announces the election of Mark S. Hauf as chairman of its board of directors and CEO

February 26, 2003

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NEW YORK -- Metromedia International Group, Inc. (the "Company") (AMEX:MMG), the owner of various interests in communications and media businesses in Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States and other emerging markets, today announced that Mark S. Hauf has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company. Mr. Hauf will replace Carl Brazell in such positions. Mr. Brazell will continue as a director of the Company. Mr. Hauf will also serve as the Chief Executive Officer of Metromedia International Telecommunications, Inc. ("MITI"). Mr. Hauf has occupied several positions with affiliates of the Company since 1996. As the Chief Operating Officer of MITI since February 2002, he oversaw the Company's communications and media businesses in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Prior to that, he served as president of Metromedia China Corporation, where he managed the Company's business interests in the People's Republic of China, including wireless and wireline telephony and information technology service ventures. His career began with Wisconsin Bell in 1968, and after the breakup of the Bell companies he joined Ameritech, a regional Bell company. At Wisconsin Bell and Ameritech, Mr. Hauf held various senior level operating, IT and marketing positions. After leaving Ameritech in 1992 and prior to joining Metromedia China in 1996, Mr. Hauf launched a start-up venture in cable television and information services marketing and consulted on several other telecommunications start-ups. Mr. Hauf holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Wisconsin. The Company also announced today that Matthew Mosner will no longer serve as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. A replacement has not yet been named. Metromedia International Group Inc.

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