WebMD Commitment Regarding Use of Proposed Additional Shares for Its 2005 Long-Term Incentive Plan

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NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As previously announced, WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) will be holding its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, October 1, 2015.   At that meeting, WebMD is seeking stockholder approval of, among other things, a 1,700,000 increase in the number of shares available for grant under its 2005 Long-Term Incentive Plan.  In connection with seeking such approval, WebMD announced today that it is making a commitment that none of the 1,700,000 additional shares will be used for grants to members of WebMD's Board of Directors or to WebMD's executive officers (as defined under SEC rules), except in the case of a new hire who joins WebMD as an executive officer. 

Investors can access a live audio webcast of the Annual Meeting at (in the Investor Relations section) beginning at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, October 1, 2015.  A replay of the webcast will be available at the same web address.

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WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications.

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