Rogers Agrees to Purchase 1.3 Million More Class B Non-Voting Shares for Cancellation in Private Purchase



    TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications Inc. ("Rogers") announced
today that it has agreed to purchase for cancellation 1.3 million more of its
outstanding Class B Non-Voting shares ("Class B shares"), or approximately
0.25% of the Class B shares outstanding at April 30, 2009, pursuant to a
private agreement between Rogers and an arm's-length third party seller (the
"Private Purchase") for an aggregate purchase price of $36,712,000. The
Private Purchase was made under an issuer bid exemption order issued by the
Ontario Securities Commission. The Class B shares purchased under the Private
Purchase will be included in calculating the number of Class B shares that
Rogers may purchase through its outstanding normal course issuer bid.
    In the twelve months preceding this purchase, Rogers has repurchased an
aggregate 6,600,000 Class B shares pursuant to issuer bid exemption orders
issued by the Ontario Securities Commission and repurchased an aggregate
77,400 Class B shares pursuant to a prior normal course issuer bid. Of these,
an aggregate 4,077,400 Class B shares were repurchased during 2008 and an
aggregate 2,600,000 Class B shares have been previously repurchased in 2009.

    About the Company:

    We are a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are
engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Rogers
Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider and the operator of the country's
only national GSM and HSPA based network. Through Rogers Cable we are one of
Canada's largest providers of cable television services as well as high-speed
Internet access, telephony services and video retailing. Through Rogers Media,
we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping,
magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly
traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.a and RCI.b) and on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE:   RCI).

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For further information:

For further information: Lorraine Daly, (416) 935-3575,
lorraine.daly@rci.rogers.com


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