Comcast and NBCUniversal Create External Diversity Advisory Council

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    March 23, 2011 13:30 UTC

    Comcast and NBCUniversal Create External Diversity Advisory Council

    PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)/NBCUniversal, one of the
    nation?s leading providers of entertainment, information, and
    communications products and services, today announced it has created a
    Joint External Diversity Advisory Council to advise the senior executive
    teams at Comcast and NBCUniversal as the company takes steps to become
    an industry leader in diversity.

    The Joint Diversity Council consists of four, nine-member Diversity
    Advisory Councils, representing the interests of African Americans,
    Asian Americans, Hispanics, and Women, respectively. The Joint Diversity
    Council also has members representing veterans, Native Americans, people
    with disabilities, and the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (?LGBT?)
    community, as well as representatives of Comcast?s and NBCUniversal?s
    internal diversity councils. They will provide advice on the five Focus
    Areas stipulated in the Memoranda of Understanding entered into by the
    companies and various national diverse leadership organizations: (1)
    Corporate Governance; (2) Employment/Workforce Recruitment & Retention;
    (3) Procurement; (4) Programming; and (5) Philanthropy & Community
    Investment.

    ?We are thrilled to have established the Joint Diversity Council to
    advise us on our diversity initiatives,? said David L. Cohen, Executive
    Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Corporation. ?One
    of our key goals when establishing the Council was to achieve a
    cross-section of viewpoints from multiple groups, including business,
    entertainment and media, and civil rights organizations. We believe we
    have achieved that with the Council?s members and we look forward to
    working together to become a model on diversity for the communications
    and entertainment industries.?

    Comcast said the Joint Diversity Council will conduct its first meeting
    in May 2011 and will meet formally semi-annually.

    Editors Note: Please see
    accompanying list of members of the Joint Diversity Council.

    About Comcast Corporation

    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com)
    is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information
    and communications products and services. Comcast is principally
    involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in
    the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news,
    sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal.
    Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet
    and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is
    the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates
    entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast
    networks, local television station groups, television production
    operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

    About NBCUniversal

    NBCUniversal is one of the world?s leading media and entertainment
    companies in the development, production, and marketing of
    entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal
    owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment
    television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant
    television production operations, a leading television stations group,
    and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling
    51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

    Joint External Diversity Advisory Council Members

    National African American Advisory Council

    • Marc H. Morial, Council Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer,
      National Urban League (New York, NY)
    • Harold Epps, Vice Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, PRWT
      Services, Inc. (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Drew Berry, Chief Executive Officer, Drew Berry and Associates
      (Baltimore, MD)
    • Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman, NAACP National Board of Directors
      (Elkridge, MD)
    • W. Don Cornwell, Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Granite
      Broadcasting (Brooklyn, NY)
    • Carla A. Harris, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Investment
      Management (New York, NY)
    • Christine James-Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, Child
      Welfare League of America (Washington, DC)
    • W. Franklyn Richardson, Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church (Mount
      Vernon, NY)
    • Julieanna L. Richardson, Founder & Executive Director, The
      HistoryMakers (Chicago, IL)

    National Asian American Advisory Council

    • Karen Narasaki, Council Chair, President & Executive Director, Asian
      American Justice Center (Washington, DC)
    • Don H. Liu, Vice Chair, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
      Secretary, Xerox Corporation (Norwalk, CT)
    • Joseph J. Centeno, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippell LLP
      (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Jadine Chin Nielsen, President, Asian American Small Business PAC
      (Honolulu, HI)
    • Daphne Kwok, Executive Director, Asian and Pacific Islanders with
      Disabilities of California (Oakland, CA)
    • Ken Lee, President, Organization of Chinese Americans (Duluth, GA)
    • Daniel Mayeda, Member of the Board, East West Players (Los Angeles, CA)
    • S. Floyd Mori, National Executive Director/CEO, Japanese American
      Citizens League (Arlington, VA)
    • Ajay Raju, Partner, Reed Smith LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

    National Hispanic Advisory Council

    • Lillian Rodriguez Lopez, Council Chair, President, Hispanic Federation
      (New York, NY)
    • Alba E. Martinez, Vice Chair, Principal, Vanguard (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Martin J. Chavez, Executive Director, ICLEI Local Governments for
      Sustainability USA (Washington, DC)
    • Guarione M. Diaz, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cuban American
      National Council (Miami, FL)
    • Beni Matias, Educator, Filmmaker (New York, NY)
    • Janet Murgu?a, President & Chief Executive Officer, National Council
      of La Raza, Incoming Chair, HACR Board (Washington, DC)
    • Alex Nogales, President/Chief Executive Officer, National Hispanic
      Media Coalition (Pasadena, CA)
    • Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of
      Commerce (Dallas, TX)
    • Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin
      American Citizens (Washington, DC)

    National Women?s Advisory Council

    • Judith M. von Seldeneck, Council Chair, Chairman & Chief Executive
      Officer, Diversified Search (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Rosemary Turner, Vice Chair, President, UPS Chesapeake District
      (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Vernice Armour, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, VAI Consulting and
      Training, LLC (Stafford, VA)
    • Terry D’Alessandro, E.V.P., Director of Community Banking, Firstrust
      Bank (Conshohocken, PA)
    • Lydia Hern?ndez-V?lez, Deputy Managing Director for Aging, City of
      Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Ingrid Saunders Jones, Senior Vice President, Global Community
      Connections, The Coca-Cola Company (Atlanta, GA)
    • Judy Spires, CEO, AG Supermarket Holdings, Kings/Balducci Gourmet
      Markets (Parsippany, NJ)
    • Vacancy [appointment pending]

    Members At Large

    • Jarrett Tom?s Barrios, President & CEO, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against
      Defamation (New York, NY)
    • Helena Berger, Acting President & CEO, American Association of People
      with Disabilities (Washington, DC)
    • Mark Segal, Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Sonny Skyhawk, Chairman, American Indians in Film & Television
      (Pasadena, CA)

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    Contacts

    Comcast Corporation
    John Demming, 215-286-8011
    John_Demming@Comcast.com
    or
    Sena
    Fitzmaurice, 202-379-7107
    Sena_Fitzmaurice@Comcast.com

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    Source: Comcast Corporation