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Rogers Communications Announces Application for Normal Course Issuer Bid

    TORONTO, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications Inc. ("Rogers") announced
today that it has applied to the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") to make a
Normal Course Issuer Bid (the "NCIB"), subject to TSX approval, for purchases
of its Class B Non-Voting shares ("Class B shares") through the facilities of
the TSX.
    The maximum number of Class B shares which may be purchased pursuant to
the NCIB is the lesser of 15 million, representing approximately 3% of the
number of Class B shares outstanding at December 31, 2007, and that number of
Class B shares that can be purchased under the NCIB for an aggregate purchase
price of $300 million. The actual number of Class B shares purchased, if any,
and the timing of such purchases will be determined by Rogers considering
market conditions, stock prices, its cash position, and other factors. As at
December 31, 2007 there were approximately 527 million Class B shares
    The Board of Directors of Rogers has authorized the NCIB because it
believes that, at certain times, the purchase of Class B shares may represent
an appropriate and desirable use of Rogers' available funds when, if in the
opinion of management, the value of the Class B shares exceeds the trading
price of such shares. Such purchases would provide additional liquidity to
shareholders and benefit the remaining shareholders by increasing the value of
their equity interest in Rogers.
    Purchases under the NCIB are expected to be permitted to commence on or
about January 14, 2008 and will terminate on January 13, 2009 or the date upon
which the maximum number of Class B shares have been purchased by Rogers
pursuant to the NCIB. There cannot be any assurances as to how many shares, if
any, will ultimately be acquired by Rogers under the NCIB, and Rogers intends
that any shares acquired pursuant to the NCIB will be cancelled. No Normal
Course Issuer Bid is proposed to be made for Rogers' Class A Voting shares.
    Any purchases made pursuant to the NCIB will be made in accordance with
the rules of the TSX and will be made at the market price of the Class B
shares at the time of the acquisition. Rogers will make no purchases of Class
B shares other than open market purchases which may be made during the period
that the NCIB is outstanding. Subject to any block purchases made in
accordance with the rules of the TSX, Rogers will be subject to a daily
repurchase restriction of 487,710 Class B shares.

    About the Company

    Rogers Communications is 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 Global System for Mobile Communications ("GSM") based network.
Through Cable and Telecom we are one of Canada's largest providers of cable
television, cable telephony and high-speed Internet access, and are also a
full-service, facilities-based telecommunications alternative to the
traditional telephone companies. 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
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B), and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For
further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit

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