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Louis Audet and Cogeco saddened by the passing of JR Shaw

Montreal, March 25, 2020 – Louis Audet, Executive Chair of the Board of Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc., has reacted with deep sadness at the recent news of the passing of JR Shaw, founder of Shaw Communications.

“JR Shaw was the kind of person who could spark passion in others and move them to action,” stated M. Audet. “Over the years he inspired his family, and eventually a workforce to rally around a business and social mission, and they have pursued these relentlessly for the better good of Canada. In so doing, he created an enduring legacy and a lasting dynasty. On behalf of all of us at Cogeco, our thoughts are with the members of his family and past colleagues, employees and all those who were touched by this exceptional individual.”


Cogeco Inc. is a diversified holding corporation which operates in the communications and media sectors. Its Cogeco Communications Inc. subsidiary provides residential and business customers with Internet, video and telephony services through its two-way broadband fibre networks, operating in Québec and Ontario, Canada, under the Cogeco Connexion name,  and in the United States under the Atlantic Broadband brand (in 11 states along the East Coast, from Maine to Florida). Its Cogeco Media subsidiary owns and operates 23 radio stations with complementary radio formats and extensive coverage serving a wide range of audiences mainly across the province of Québec, as well as Cogeco News, a news agency. Cogeco’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CGO). The subordinate voting shares of Cogeco Communications Inc. are also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CCA).




Nancy Bouffard

Senior Director, Corporate Communications

Tel.: 514 764-4613