Feb 01 2018


CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) announced today that its board of directors has established a special committee of independent directors to evaluate a potential combination with Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).

There can be no assurance that this process will result in a transaction or on what terms any transaction may occur. Neither CBS nor the committee intends to comment further, until the process is completed.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most-recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network Ten Australia, CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

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Press Contacts:

Gil Schwartz 212-975-2121 gdschwartz@cbs.com
Dana McClintock 212-975-1077 dlmcclintock@cbs.com

Investor Contacts:

Adam Townsend 212-975-5292 adam.townsend@cbs.com
David Bank 212-975-6106 david.bank@cbs.com