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Steve Maich Appointed Senior Vice President & GM, Publishing, at Rogers Media

November 6, 2013

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TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ – Keith Pelley, President of Rogers Media,
announced today the appointment of Steve Maich as Senior Vice President
& GM, Publishing, effective immediately. In this new role, Maich will
oversee all Publishing brands and seek opportunities to evolve the
business model and identify and develop new sources of revenue. A
member of the Rogers Media Senior Leadership Team, Maich will work
collaboratively with all functions and lines of business within Rogers
Media to integrate and leverage core Publishing brands across the
company’s suite of media assets.

This appointment follows the move of former Rogers Publishing President
Ken Whyte, who in October became President of Rogers Media’s Next Issue
Canada.

“Steve not only possesses deep knowledge of the publishing industry and
brand development expertise, he also has a strong vision for the future
of publishing content within the evolving media landscape,” said
Pelley. “We will be counting on Steve’s leadership not only within
Publishing, but as part of my Senior Leadership Team, where his
strategic insight will add great value across the Rogers Media
organization.”

With more than 15 years of experience – 10 of which has been at Rogers
Publishing – Maich is one of the most respected publishing
professionals in the country.  Most recently, Maich was founding
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Sportsnet magazine, which launched in
2011, making Sportsnet Canada’s first five-platform sports media
brand.   Under his leadership, the magazine grew to 70,000 paid
subscribers in less than 18 months. Sportsnet was nominated for 10
National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year, in its first
two years of publication. In September of this year, Maich was also
appointed Editor-in-Chief of Sportsnet.ca, the largest editorial website at Rogers Media.

Prior to launching Sportsnet magazine, Maich was Group Publisher of
Rogers’s consumer business magazines – Canadian Business, PROFIT and
MoneySense – and Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business, where he led a
complete redesign and re-launch in 2009, which increased the magazine’s
audience and improved renewal rates substantially. Before that, Maich
was Executive Editor of Maclean’s, Canada’s national current affairs
magazine. While there, he won three National Magazine Awards for his
writing.

Maich has also been a reporter and columnist with the National Post and
Halifax Chronicle-Herald, where he won several awards for his
investigative reporting, and is co-author of the 2009 book The Ego Boom: Why the World Really Does Revolve Around You.

“I am truly honoured to have this opportunity to lead Canada’s best
collection of publishing brands into the next phase of their lives,”
said Maich. “These are challenging times in the publishing business,
but also incredibly exciting times. Millions of Canadians continue to
look to our brands for information, entertainment and inspiration. And
we’ve never had more tools at our fingertips to reach our audiences,
across multiple platforms, anytime and anywhere they want.”

Among the 58 Publishing titles Maich will oversee are multiplatform
consumer and business-to-business brands such as: Maclean’s,
Chatelaine, L’actualité, FLARE, Today’s Parent, HELLO! Canada,
Sportsnet, Marketing, The Medical Post, Advisor’s Edge and Canadian
Grocer.

About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI;
NYSE: RCI), is a diversified leading Canadian media company that
engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and
sports entertainment. Rogers Broadcasting has 53 AM and FM radio
stations across Canada; television properties include seven City
stations, five OMNI multicultural television stations, Sportsnet
(consisting of four regional channels and the nationally-distributed
Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360), and The Shopping
Channel.  Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer and
online magazines, such as Maclean’s, Chatelaine, L’actualité, Canadian
Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical
and financial publications. Rogers Media’s suite of digital assets
includes 90+ owned and 300+ premium partnership sites. Rogers Media
Inc. owns Rogers Centre stadium, a year-round sports and entertainment
facility, and the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.

SOURCE Rogers Media