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Rogers Communications Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

October 26, 2011

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TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2011 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications announced today
that Bill Linton will retire as the Chief Financial Officer of Rogers
Communications in the second quarter of 2012. He will be succeeded by
Anthony Staffieri, a highly regarded, senior financial executive with
in-depth knowledge of the communications sector.

Anthony Staffieri was most recently Senior Vice President of Finance at
BCE Inc. where he led the finance function for the company’s wireless
and wireline businesses. Staffieri has also served as Chief Financial
Officer of the Americas for Celestica Inc. and prior to that was a
Senior Partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Staffieri will report to
Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed and assume overall responsibility for the
finance function as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer.

“Tony brings extensive experience in all facets of finance, and a strong
track record as a successful financial operator,” said Nadir Mohamed,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Rogers Communications Inc. “He
brings the right experience and the right leadership discipline at the
right time in our company’s history. He will be a key asset to our
executive leadership team as we deliver on our business strategy in a
complex and evolving operating environment.”

Bill Linton will transition responsibility for the finance function to
Anthony Staffieri in the second quarter of 2012. Linton will remain
with Rogers Communications as a member of the Executive Leadership team
until the end of 2012 where he will focus on bringing key company
initiatives to completion.

“Bill has made a number of significant contributions to Rogers over the
years,” said Mohamed. “Under Bill’s leadership we’ve significantly
strengthened our balance sheet, delivered strong shareholder value and
implemented best practices in financial reporting and controls. He has
assembled a best in class finance team and I’d like to thank him for
his many contributions.”

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable
television, high speed internet and telephony services. Through Rogers
Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, plus 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 www.rogers.com