Comcast Corporation today announced that Edward D. Breen has been nominatedvto be an independent director of Comcast Corporation. Mr. Breen will be added to the slate of 11 incumbent directors for election at the company's annual meeting of shareholders, to be held this year on June 1 in Philadelphia. Following the annual meeting, if all director nominees are elected, independent directors will constitute two-thirds, or eight of twelve members, of Comcast's board.
Mr. Breen is Chairman and CEO of Tyco International, Ltd. He joined Tyco in July 2002 after serving as president and COO of cable industry leading supplier Motorola, Inc. He began working at Motorola in January 2000, when General Instrument Corp., where he served as chairman, president and CEO, merged with Motorola.
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast, said, "Ed Breen will make an outstanding director of Comcast. Our board and shareholders will benefit from his insight leading Tyco through an unprecedented recovery and his experience as a technology leader with Motorola. With his election, Comcast will have a two-thirds independent board, consistent with our commitment to strong corporate governance."
Mr. Breen, 49, is a recipient of the National Cable and Telecommunications association's prestigious Vanguard Award in recognition of his contributions to the growth of the cable industry. He earned his B.S. from Grove City College in North Pittsburgh, PA, is married with three children, and is a resident of New Hope, PA.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.5 million cable customers and 7 million high-speed Internet customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4, AZN Television, TV One and four Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.