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Shaw Communications Inc. (Public, NYSE: SJR) Declares Monthly Dividends

(June 30, 2010)

Calgary, Alberta - Shaw Communications Inc., one of Canada's largest Cable television, Internet & Digital Phone providers announced today that its Board of Directors have approved monthly dividends of $0.073333 on Shaw's Class B Non-Voting Participating Shares and $0.073125 on Shaw's Class A Participating Shares, payable on each of September 29, 2010, October 28, 2010 and November 29, 2010 to all holders of record at the close of business September 15, 2010, October 15, 2010 and November 15, 2010, respectively.

The company reported the following financial results for its fiscal third quarter, June 30, 2010:

  • Consolidated service revenue for the quarter and year-to-date periods of $944 million and $2.78 billion, respectively, was up 10% over each of the comparable periods last year. Total service operating income before amortization of $436 million and $1.34 billion, respectively, improved 10% and 17% over the same periods.
  • Net income of $158 million or $0.37 per share for the quarter ended May 31, 2010 compared to
    $132 million or $0.31 per share for the same period last year. Net income for the first nine
    months of the year was $411 million or $0.95 per share compared to $412 million or $0.96 per
    share last year.
  • Free cash flow for the quarter and year-to-date periods was $150.9 million and $445.8
    million, respectively, compared to $154.5 million and $406.9 million for the same
    periods last year.
  • On November 16, 2009, Shaw received the approval of the TSX to renew its normal course
    issuer bid to purchase its Class B Non-Voting Shares for a further one year period. The
    Company is authorized to acquire up to 35,000,000 Class B Non-Voting Shares during the
    period November 19, 2009 to November 18, 2010. During the current year, the Company
    repurchased 6,100,000 Class B Non-Voting Shares for $118.1 million.
  • In May 2010 Shaw announced that it had entered into agreements to acquire 100% of the
    Broadcasting business of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (“Canwest”) including all the
    equity interest in CW Investments Co. (“CW Media”), the company that owns the specialty
    channels acquired from Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. in 2007 by Canwest and
    Goldman Sachs. The total consideration of approximately $2.0 billion includes approximately
    $815 million of net debt at CW Media. Certain portions of the acquisition were completed in
    May and Shaw funded $743 million, including transaction costs, with cash on hand. It is
    anticipated the outstanding portions of the acquisition will close early in fiscal 2011 upon receipt of all necessary approvals, including Canwest creditor, Court, CRTC, and the Competition Bureau.

Dividend Payment Schedule

Record Date
Dividend Payment Date
Dividend per Share
15-Aug-10 30-Aug-10 $0.07333
15-Jul-10 29-Jul-10 $0.07333
15-Jun-10 29-Jun-10 $0.07333
15-May-10 28-May-10 $0.07333
15-Apr-10 29-Apr-10 $0.07333
15-Mar-10 30-Mar-10 $0.07333
Feb. 15, 2010 Feb. 25, 2010 $0.07000
Jan. 15, 2010 Jan. 28, 2010 $0.07000
Dec. 15, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009 $0.07000
Nov. 15, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 $0.07000
Oct. 15, 2009 Oct. 29, 2009 $0.07000
Sept. 15, 2009 Sept. 29, 2009 $0.07000
Aug. 15, 2009 Aug. 28, 2009 $0.07000
15-Jul-09 30-Jul-09 $0.07000
15-Jun-09 29-Jun-09 $0.07000
15-May-09 28-May-09 $0.07000
15-Apr-09 29-Apr-09 $0.07000
15-Mar-09 30-Mar-09 $0.07000

Record Date
Dividend Payment Date
Dividend per Share
15-Aug-10 30-Aug-10 $0.07313
15-Jul-10 29-Jul-10 $0.07313
15-Jun-10 29-Jun-10 $0.07313
15-May-10 28-May-10 $0.07313
15-Apr-10 29-Apr-10 $0.07313
15-Mar-10 30-Mar-10 $0.07313
Feb. 15, 2010 Feb. 25, 2010 $0.06979
Jan. 15, 2010 Jan. 28, 2010 $0.06979
Dec. 15, 2009 Dec. 30, 2009 $0.06979
Nov. 15, 2009 Nov. 27, 2009 $0.06979
Oct. 15, 2009 Oct. 29, 2009 $0.06979
Sept. 15, 2009 Sept. 29, 2009 $0.06979
Aug. 15, 2009 Aug. 28, 2009 $0.06979
15-Jul-09 30-Jul-09 $0.06979
15-Jun-09 29-Jun-09 $0.06979
15-May-09 28-May-09 $0.06979
15-Apr-09 29-Apr-09 $0.06979
15-Mar-09 30-Mar-09 $0.06979
 

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. (Shaw) is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet, digital phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (DTH) (through Shaw Direct). The Company serves approximately 3.4 million customers. It operates in two segments: Cable and Satellite. During the fiscal year ended August 31, 2009 (fiscal 2009), the Cable segment generated 78% of Shaw’s consolidated revenues. During fiscal 2009, the Satellite segment generated 22% of its consolidated revenues. On February 1, 2009, the Company acquired Campbell River cable system in British Columbia, which serves approximately 12,000 basic subscribers. In October 2009, the Company acquired Mountain cable system in Hamilton, Ontario.

Company Website: http://www.shaw.ca