Corus Entertainment Appoints Sabah Mirza As New Executive Vice President And General Counsel

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November 5, 2020


Sabah Mirza Joins Executive Leadership Team as Dale Hancocks Announces Departure after 24-year career with Corus

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, November 5, 2020 – Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) (“Corus Entertainment”) announced today the departure of Dale Hancocks as Executive Vice President and General Counsel naming Sabah Mirza as his successor effective November 23, 2020.

Joining the Corus Entertainment Executive Leadership Team, Sabah Mirza brings more than 20 years of legal experience most recently as Executive Vice President, Business Affairs at the Sunwing Travel Group, where she had oversight of the legal function, M&A, governance, and government affairs. Prior to Sunwing, Mirza held General Counsel and senior legal positions with select aviation and defence companies overseeing a broad range of legal and corporate functions including financing, contracts, employment, regulatory and litigation, as well as tax and treasury. Mirza is a member of the bar in Ontario and Quebec.

“I extend a warm welcome to Sabah, who joins our Executive Leadership Team at an exciting time for our company as we embark on a new fiscal year,” said Doug Murphy, President and CEO, Corus Entertainment. “I am confident Sabah’s considerable experience, expertise and talent will strengthen our team as we implement and execute our new strategic plan with a focus on future growth.”

Hancocks joined Nelvana in 1996 holding increasingly progressive roles over his career at Corus as an internationally experienced commercial-focused lawyer eventually becoming Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

“I sincerely thank Dale for his talent and contributions to Nelvana and to Corus, and equally for his friendship and support during our time working together,” said Murphy. “We wish Dale and his family the best in the years to come.”

Hancocks and Mirza will work together through December 11, 2020 to ensure a seamless transition.

Mirza will also assume the role of Corporate Secretary to the Corus Entertainment Board of Directors.

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About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world.  Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 34 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at 

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