Vecima Networks appoints Jim Blackley to its Board of Directors

– CANADA, Victoria – Vecima Networks Inc. (TSX: VCM) today announced the election of Jim Blackley to its Board of Directors.

“We’re truly excited and honored to have a leader of Jim’s caliber join Vecima’s Board of Directors,” said Board Chairman, Dr. Surinder Kumar. “Jim’s influence has been key to the development and launch of the industry’s most innovative services including IP video, mobile voice and data, cloud-based interactive guides, and gigabit class internet. His strategic guidance on Vecima’s board will be instrumental in helping the Company prosper as we build on the momentum from our world-leading distributed access and IPTV technology.”

The company also announced that Ben Colabrese stepped down from his position as Director effective December 6, 2020. Ben has been a Vecima director since 2017 and was a member of the Vecima Audit Committee and the Vecima Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee.

“Vecima and I would like to thank Ben for his years of service, his skills and commitment to the Company, and his valuable contribution to Vecima and its continuing success,” said Dr. Kumar.

About Jim Blackley

Before joining Vecima Networks’ Board, Cable industry veteran and 2020 Cable Hall of Fame Honoree, Jim Blackley served as EVP, Advisor to the CEO at Charter Communications until June 30, 2020. From 2012 to 2019 he held the EVP, Engineering and Information Technology role at Charter. During his tenure at Charter, Jim oversaw the IT and Advanced Engineering teams, working with Product and Network Management to design, certify and implement next-generation services and technology solutions. Under his leadership, Charter moved to the forefront of introducing the innovative video, internet, and voice solutions, positioning the MSO as a leader in using advanced technology to deliver best-in-class products and services. Before 2012, Jim spent 16 years at Cablevision, ending his tenure there as Executive Vice President for Corporate Engineering and Technology. Besides joining Vecima as director, Mr. Blackley also serves as a director for ActiveVideo Networks, Inc.

About Vecima Networks

Vecima Networks Inc. is a global leader focused on developing integrated hardware and scalable software solutions for broadband access, content delivery, and telematics. We enable the world’s leading innovators to advance, connect, entertain, and analyze. We build technologies that transform content delivery and storage, enable high-capacity broadband network access, and streamline data analytics.

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