TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - 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
SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.