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TURNER ANNOUNCES EXPANDED ROLES AND PROMOTIONS IN CONTENT DISTRIBUTION DIVISION

TURNER ANNOUNCES EXPANDED ROLES AND PROMOTIONS IN CONTENT DISTRIBUTION DIVISION
Jennifer Mirgorod Assumes Expanded Role as Executive Vice President of Content Distribution and Strategic Partnerships
Scott Miller Promoted to Executive Vice President of Content Negotiations and Strategy and Associate General Counsel
Donna Northington Elevated to Executive Vice President of Distribution Planning and Strategy

Turner today announced executive promotions and expanded roles in the Turner Content Distribution (TCD) division, the domestic distribution and marketing arm of Turner. Jennifer Mirgorod will assume the expanded role of executive vice president of content distribution and strategic partnerships, up from executive vice president of brand distribution. Scott Miller has been promoted to executive vice president of content negotiations and strategy and associate general counsel, up from senior vice president and associate general counsel of legal and business affairs. Donna Northington has been elevated to executive vice president of distribution planning and strategy, up from senior vice president of strategic planning. All are based in Atlanta and will report to Rich Warren, president of Turner Content Distribution.

Mirgorod will now assume a broader role within the division including oversight of strategic partnerships between Turner Content Distribution and the company’s portfolio of brands, where she will work to create cohesive content strategies with aligned communication across the company. Mirgorod will continue to lead the account management and business development teams in creating strategic content distribution and marketing initiatives with affiliate partners, working to expand linear content distribution opportunities and developing new business models between Turner and the North American multichannel video providers.

In his new role, Miller will lead the company’s efforts in structuring and negotiating all of Turner’s content distribution agreements for its portfolio of domestic networks across traditional and new media platforms in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. In addition, Miller will continue to oversee the TCD legal and business affairs team responsible for drafting, negotiating, and administering Turner’s multi-platform distribution agreements.

Northington’s elevated role will include leading the group that translates strategic distribution initiatives into financial and operating plans, assessing the economic impact of various business decisions and acquisition targets, as well as developing rates, sales incentives and contract terms for Turner’s domestic distribution.  Northington is also responsible for preparing TCD’s annual budgets and long-range plans. Additionally, she will add oversight of the business operations team to her responsibilities.

“Jennifer, Scott and Donna are each seasoned executives who have played invaluable roles in the success of our company, and I know they are perfectly poised to thrive in these leadership positions as we navigate the changing distribution landscape,” said Warren. “This new executive structure will help drive efficiencies, align strategic goals, and allow us to further strengthen the value of Turner’s portfolio. I am fortunate to work with such talented leaders.”

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