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Paul Beeston appointed CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre

TORONTO, Oct. 27 /CNW/ – Rogers Media today announced the appointment of Paul Beeston as President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre for a three year term.

“Paul Beeston was appointed interim CEO in October 2008 and we began an exhaustive search process for a permanent candidate. While we interviewed a number of highly qualified individuals for the position, Paul’s unique set of qualities made him our clear first choice,” said Tony Viner, President and CEO, Rogers Media. “While Paul was initially appointed on an interim basis, he approached the role with his usual high energy and conviction to set the club up for success – something he’s now committed to do for the long term.”

“We are thrilled that we were able to convince Paul Beeston to take on this role,” continued Tony Viner. “Paul’s background with the club, his credentials in the baseball world and his enthusiasm for this sport will be incredible assets.”

Paul Beeston will work with newly appointed General Manager, Alex Anthopoulos.

About Rogers Media Inc.

Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 54 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 Citytv stations as well as five OMNI multicultural television stations. Rogers Sportsnet, Canada’s live event leader, is comprised of four channels, all of which are available nationally and in high definition, and the Shopping Channel, is a televised and Internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Flare, L’actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media also owns The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and entertainment facility.