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Rogers Agrees to Purchase 3,000,000 Class B Non-Voting Shares for Cancellation in Private Purchase

      TORONTO, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications Inc. ("Rogers") announced today that it has agreed to purchase for cancellation 3,000,000 of its outstanding Class B Non-Voting shares ("Class B shares"), or approximately 0.006% of the Class B shares outstanding at June 30, 2008, pursuant to a private agreement between Rogers and an arm's-length third party seller (the "Private Purchase") for an aggregate purchase price of $93,855,600. The Private Purchase was made under an issuer bid exemption order issued by the Ontario Securities Commission. The Class B shares purchased under the Private Purchase will be included in calculating the number of Class B shares that Rogers may purchase through its outstanding normal course issuer bid.      About the Company      We are a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the country's only national GSM/HSPA based network. Through Cable we are one of Canada's largest providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (RCI).      %SEDAR: 00003765E