Elevates Keyes Hill-Edgar to Executive Vice President, Global
Business Affairs and General Counsel of Viacom Media Networks
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced that Christa A.
D'Alimonte has been named Executive Vice President, General Counsel and
Secretary, effective April 15, 2017. In this role, she will oversee the
company's global legal function. She will succeed Michael Fricklas, who,
as previously announced, will be leaving the company.
Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, said,
"Christa has been a crucial member of Viacom's premier legal team for
many years and throughout many significant milestones in our history. As
we look to the exciting months ahead, Christa's extensive legal
knowledge and distinctive understanding of our company and strategic
vision uniquely positions her to support Viacom as we embark on this
period of transformation and growth."
Christa D'Alimonte said, "I am honored to have been selected to lead
Viacom's tremendously talented legal team, especially at such an
important time in the company's evolution. As the media landscape
changes, the role of the law department has never been more critical. I
look forward to working closely with leaders across the business to
advance Viacom's creative agenda and position the company for the
In addition, Viacom today announced that Keyes Hill-Edgar has been named
Executive Vice President, Global Business Affairs and General Counsel of
Viacom Media Networks. He will continue to oversee Business and Legal
Affairs for the domestic media networks, and his responsibilities will
be broadened to include Viacom International Media Networks, Content
Distribution and the Media Networks' labor, guild and production legal
Keyes Hill-Edgar said, "After 17 years at Viacom, I am eager to step
into this role as we think about the global presence of our flagship
brands and explore a new approach to partnerships and collaboration.
This is a pivotal moment for Viacom, and I am excited to work with the
team in implementing these key business strategies."
With nearly 25 years of corporate legal experience, D'Alimonte is
currently Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant
Secretary at Viacom. She joined the company in 2012 from Shearman &
Sterling LLP, where she was Deputy Practice Group Leader of the firm's
Global Mergers & Acquisitions group. While at Shearman & Sterling,
D'Alimonte represented Viacom on a variety of significant corporate
matters. D'Alimonte graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. She
earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics, and a Certificate
of Proficiency in Latin American Studies from Princeton University.
Hill-Edgar joined Viacom in 2000, serving most recently as Executive
Vice President, Business Affairs and General Counsel for Viacom Media
Networks. Prior to joining Viacom, Hill-Edgar was an Associate at
Shearman & Sterling LLP. He earned his law degree from Columbia Law
School and graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in History and Literature.
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling
television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games,
consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment
content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media
networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET,
CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel
5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion
cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a
major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.
For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.
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Jeremy Zweig, 212-846-7503
Source: Viacom Inc.
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