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Rocco B. Commisso
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Rocco B. Commisso has 40 years of experience with the cable industry, and has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since founding our predecessor company in July 1995. From 1986 to 1995, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Cablevision Industries Corporation. Prior to that time, Mr. Commisso served as Senior Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada’s affiliate in the United States from 1981, where he founded and directed a specialized lending group to media and communications companies. Mr. Commisso began his association with the cable industry in 1978 at The Chase Manhattan Bank, where he managed the bank’s lending activities to communications firms including the cable industry. Mr. Commisso serves on the board of directors of C-SPAN, and previously served on the boards of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. He has been inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable and Cable Center Halls of Fame, and received the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership, the cable industry’s highest honor. Mr. Commisso holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.