December 7, 2017 / 9:58 PM / 7 months ago

Canada's Rogers Communications says chairman to step down Jan. 1

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO) said on Thursday that the chairman of its board, Alan Horn, will step down effective Jan. 1 and be replaced by Edward Rogers, the company’s current deputy chair and son of founder Ted Rogers.

A sign stands in front of Rogers Communications Inc. building on the day of their annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto, April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

His sister, Melinda Rogers, will become deputy chair of the family-controlled cable, telecom and media company, Rogers said in a statement.

Reporting by Alastair Sharp; editing by Diane Craft

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