Charter Names John Tory to Company Board of Directors
Mr. Tory was named president and chief executive officer of Rogers Cable Inc. in April 1999. Rogers is Canada's largest broadband cable operator with 2.3 million customers. The company also operates more than 250 Rogers Video stores and is one of Canada's fastest-growing Internet service providers. Prior to his current position, Mr. Tory was CEO of Rogers Media Inc. Before joining Rogers, he was a corporate law partner at Tory, Tory DesLauriers & Binnington, one of Canada's largest law firms.
For almost four years in the early 1980s, Mr. Tory was Principal Secretary to the Premier of Ontario and Associate Secretary of the Ontario Cabinet. He has been extensively involved in the political process for almost 30 years, and has served as a volunteer advisor to many different political leaders.
Mr. Tory is a director of a number of Canadian companies, including Rogers Cable Inc., Rogers Media Inc., Cara Operations Limited, Enbridge Consumers Gas, the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Outdoor Life Canada Network. He is a member of the Governing Council and Business Board of the University of Toronto. He also was volunteer chairman of the Canadian Football League from 1991 to 2000 and served as its commissioner from 1996 to 2000.
Mr. Tory was educated at University of Toronto Schools (UTS), Trinity College (University of Toronto) and Osgoode Hall Law School. He joins a Charter board that is currently comprised of Chairman Paul Allen; Vice Chairman Marc Nathanson, former chairman and CEO of Falcon Cable; and Directors Ronald Nelson, chief operating officer of DreamWorks; Nancy Peretsman, managing director and executive vice president of Allen & Company; William Savoy, president of Vulcan Inc.; Carl Vogel, president & CEO of Charter; and Howard Wood, co-founder of Charter.
About Charter CommunicationsWith nearly 7 million customers in 40 states, Charter Communications, a Wired World Company(TM), is among the nation's largest broadband communications companies. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform, marketed under the Charter Digital Cable(TM) brand; and high-speed Internet access marketed under the Charter Pipeline(TM) brand. Commercial high-speed data, video and Internet solutions are provided under the Charter Business Networks(TM) brand. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(TM) brand.
A Fortune 500 company, Charter is the 2001 recipient of the Outstanding Corporate Growth Award from the Association for Corporate Growth, the 2001 R.E. "Ted" Turner Innovator of the Year Award from the Southern Cable Telecommunications Association, and the 2000 Innovator Award for Technology from Cablevision Magazine. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
Statements in this press release regarding Charter Communications' business that are not historical facts may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such forward-looking statements are identified in the reports and documents Charter files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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