CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2015) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today announced the appointment of Trevor English as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Business Planning, effective immediately.

With more than 11 years at Shaw, Mr. English has played a leadership role in all of Shaw's corporate development activities, investor relations initiatives, and the management of the company's financing strategies in the debt and equity capital markets.

In this new role Mr. English's responsibilities will include all aspects of potential M&A, investment opportunities as well as managing Shaw's relationships with its venture portfolio companies. He will also be responsible for the coordination of Shaw's business strategy process and future business planning activities. Mr. English will continue to manage Shaw's investor relations activities, working closely with Vito Culmone, Shaw's newly appointed and incoming Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. English will report directly to Brad Shaw, CEO, Shaw Communications Inc., and will be a key part of Shaw's senior leadership team.

"Without Trevor's insights, planning and overall leadership, a number of our key strategic acquisitions would not have been anywhere as successful as they were, including our CanWest, ViaWest and Envision transactions," Mr. Shaw said. "Trevor plays a key role in planning and overseeing key elements of Shaw's continued development and growth. We are pleased to have Trevor as an integral part of Shaw's senior leadership team."

Prior to joining Shaw, Mr. English held various positions in the investment banking industry in both Canada and England, during which he gained a broad range of experience in business strategy, financial analysis, capital market activities, and M&A transactions. Mr. English holds a Certified Financial Analyst designation and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calgary.

About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, serving 3.2 million customers through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video products and services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services offers North American enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information, please visit

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