MONTREAL, June 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Kangaroo Media Inc. (TSX: KTV) announces
that at the Corporation's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on June 10,
2008, shareholders elected Michael Payne as a new member of the Board of
Directors of Kangaroo Media.
Mr. Payne has had an accomplished and distinguished career in the sports
marketing industry. He currently runs his own strategic global consultancy
with major sports organisations, governments, media organisations and
companies as clients. Upon leaving the IOC after the Athens 2004 Olympic
Games, Mr. Payne was, for a time, special advisor to F1 Chief Bernie
Ecclestone, on such things as media and marketing rights. When Mr. Payne
joined the IOC in 1983, he was hired to create the first ever global marketing
strategy for the Olympic Games, and subsequently served as the first marketing
director of the International Olympic and director of the Olympic global
broadcast and media rights Committee, overseeing marketing of 15 Summer and
The Corporation also announces that Mr. Jean-Denis Talon, who served as a
director of the Corporation since 2004, confirmed prior to the meeting that he
would not seek re-election to the Board and resigned for personal reasons
effective June 6, 2008.
Pierre Boivin, Chairman of the Board, thanked Mr. Talon for his service
on the Board since 2004 and was pleased to welcome Mr. Payne: "Michael Payne
is one of the most influential marketers in the sports world. His expertise
and his relationships in the world of sports management, sports properties and
media rights will be invaluable to Kangaroo Media over the coming years."
The other Board members re-elected at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders
are Pierre Boivin, Marc Arseneau, Justin F. Beckett, Jean Arseneau, Alain
Charette, Alain Rhéaume, George J. Rossi and André P. Brosseau.
About Kangaroo Media Inc.
Kangaroo Media Inc. develops, manufactures, commercializes, sells and
rents hand-held wireless audiovisual multi-functional entertainment systems
that allow users to enhance their on-site viewing experience of sporting
events. Kangaroo Media's unique proprietary technology delivers real-time
video, audio and data content to each fan's hand-held Kangaroo TV device. It
gives fans the ability to create their own live-action sporting event on-site.
Kangaroo Media, headquartered near Montreal, Canada, is listed on the Toronto
Stock Exchange (www.tsx.com) under the symbol KTV. For more information, visit
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