Scientific-Atlanta Board Names Terence F. McGuirk to Director Post

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta's (NYSE:   SFA) Board of
 Directors has elected Terence F. McGuirk, vice chairman of Turner Broadcasting
 System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), to the company's Board.  McGuirk's election is
 effective immediately.  He will be nominated for election by the company's
 shareholders to a three-year term at the 2001 Annual Shareholders Meeting in
 November.
     "As the traditional and interactive TV programming worlds continue to
 converge, Scientific-Atlanta will benefit greatly from the wide-ranging
 television and network-programming background that Terry McGuirk brings to our
 company's Board of Directors," said James F. McDonald, Scientific-Atlanta's
 chairman of the Board, CEO and president.  "He is a respected business figure
 in Atlanta and around the world, and we are delighted to have the benefit of
 his experience and expertise."
     McGuirk served as chairman and chief executive officer of TBS, Inc. until
 March 2001.  He joined the company in 1972 as an account executive with WTCG,
 later TBS Superstation, and was named to ascending sales positions until 1978,
 when he was appointed director of special projects for TBS, Inc. and
 subsequently vice president of the company.  As president of Turner Network
 Sales and CNN International Sales, Ltd., he set up TBS, Inc.'s international
 sales operation.  Concurrently, McGuirk was president of Turner Sports where
 during his tenure he was instrumental in securing first-ever coverage of the
 Olympics for cable television and oversaw the resurgence of the winningest
 team in Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves.  As executive vice
 president, McGuirk served as the company's second-in-command until 1996, when
 TBS, Inc. merged with Time Warner Inc. and he succeeded R.E. Turner as
 chairman, president and CEO.
     McGuirk is a member of the National Cable Television Association's (NCTA)
 satellite network programming committee.  He also serves on the board of
 trustees of the Walter Kaitz Foundation.
     McGuirk is chairman of the board of trustees of the Westminster Schools
 and serves on the boards of trustees of Piedmont Hospital Medical Center, The
 Sea Island Company and the Georgia Research Alliance.  A native of Bayshore,
 New York, and graduate of Portsmouth Abbey School and Middlebury College, he
 is the 2000 recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Stewart Lewengrub Torch
 of Liberty Award.
     Scientific-Atlanta also recently added James Ireland Cash, Jr. to its
 Board of Directors.
     A photo of Terence McGuirk is available at:
 www.scientificatlanta.com/mcguirk_photo/mcguirk.htm
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (http://www.scientificatlanta.com ) is a leading
 supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission networks for
 broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber
 systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP)
 networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
 
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-K), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
 
 

SOURCE Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta's (NYSE:   SFA) Board of
 Directors has elected Terence F. McGuirk, vice chairman of Turner Broadcasting
 System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), to the company's Board.  McGuirk's election is
 effective immediately.  He will be nominated for election by the company's
 shareholders to a three-year term at the 2001 Annual Shareholders Meeting in
 November.
     "As the traditional and interactive TV programming worlds continue to
 converge, Scientific-Atlanta will benefit greatly from the wide-ranging
 television and network-programming background that Terry McGuirk brings to our
 company's Board of Directors," said James F. McDonald, Scientific-Atlanta's
 chairman of the Board, CEO and president.  "He is a respected business figure
 in Atlanta and around the world, and we are delighted to have the benefit of
 his experience and expertise."
     McGuirk served as chairman and chief executive officer of TBS, Inc. until
 March 2001.  He joined the company in 1972 as an account executive with WTCG,
 later TBS Superstation, and was named to ascending sales positions until 1978,
 when he was appointed director of special projects for TBS, Inc. and
 subsequently vice president of the company.  As president of Turner Network
 Sales and CNN International Sales, Ltd., he set up TBS, Inc.'s international
 sales operation.  Concurrently, McGuirk was president of Turner Sports where
 during his tenure he was instrumental in securing first-ever coverage of the
 Olympics for cable television and oversaw the resurgence of the winningest
 team in Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves.  As executive vice
 president, McGuirk served as the company's second-in-command until 1996, when
 TBS, Inc. merged with Time Warner Inc. and he succeeded R.E. Turner as
 chairman, president and CEO.
     McGuirk is a member of the National Cable Television Association's (NCTA)
 satellite network programming committee.  He also serves on the board of
 trustees of the Walter Kaitz Foundation.
     McGuirk is chairman of the board of trustees of the Westminster Schools
 and serves on the boards of trustees of Piedmont Hospital Medical Center, The
 Sea Island Company and the Georgia Research Alliance.  A native of Bayshore,
 New York, and graduate of Portsmouth Abbey School and Middlebury College, he
 is the 2000 recipient of the Anti-Defamation League's Stewart Lewengrub Torch
 of Liberty Award.
     Scientific-Atlanta also recently added James Ireland Cash, Jr. to its
 Board of Directors.
     A photo of Terence McGuirk is available at:
 www.scientificatlanta.com/mcguirk_photo/mcguirk.htm
 
     About Scientific-Atlanta
     Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (http://www.scientificatlanta.com ) is a leading
 supplier of digital content distribution systems, transmission networks for
 broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber
 systems designed for video, high speed Internet and voice over IP (VoIP)
 networks, and worldwide customer service and support.
 
     "Forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 may be included in this news release.  A variety
 of factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ from the
 anticipated results expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Investors
 are referred to the Company's Cautionary Statements (Exhibit 99 to the
 Company's most recent Form 10-K), which statements are incorporated into this
 news release by reference.
 
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