Comcast Named a Top Company for Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine


Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA,


one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications

companies, announced today that it has been named to Black Enterprise magazine’s

annual list of the “40 Best Companies for Diversity.” The publication

recognized Comcast

and NBCUniversal’s

diverse employee base, supplier diversity program and the diverse

representation of the Company’s Board of Directors as key strengths.

In selecting the top 40, Black Enterprise conducted a

comprehensive outreach effort to the top-grossing 1,000 publicly-traded

companies and 100 leading global companies with significant U.S.

operations. The survey focused primarily on the participation of African

American, Asian, Hispanic and other ethnic minority groups in four key

areas: supplier diversity, senior management, board of directors and


“Since Comcast’s founding nearly 50 years ago, we have been committed to

creating a culture of fairness, respect and inclusion. It is an honor to

be recognized by Black Enterprise as one of the best companies

for diversity as Comcast and NBCUniversal strive to become a model of

diversity for the communications and entertainment industries,” said

Maria G. Arias, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Comcast

Corporation. “We are proud of the additional steps we have taken, and

will continue to build on our strong foundation to create an even more

inclusive company.”

Comcast and NBCUniversal are focused on making sure that diversity is

reflected in our leadership, workforce, purchasing decisions,

programming and community investment. In 2011, the companies made

significant progress in these areas, including adding two diverse Board

members, which increased the Board’s diversity to 33 percent, forming

internal and external diversity advisory councils, increasing diversity

hires and promotions, expanding employee awareness and training on

diversity, increasing supplier diversity spending, expanding diverse

programming, and increasing contributions to diverse and minority-led

and minority-serving non-profit organizations.

This is the third year that Comcast has been named to Black

Enterprise’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity” list since 2007.

Comcast and NBCUniversal’s Diversity Councils were also listed among the

“2012 Top 25 Diversity Councils” by the Association of Diversity

Councils. Additionally, Comcast was recently recognized as one of Diversity

Inc’s “25 Noteworthy Companies,” named one of Asian Enterprise magazine’s

“2011 Fortune 500’s Best Companies for Asian Americans and Pacific

Islanders,” listed as one of the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural

Business” by, and named one of the “10 Best U.S.

Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses” by the National Veteran-Owned

Business Association. NBCUniversal has also received significant

recognition and was recently ranked first among programmers in WICT

PAR’s “2011 Best Companies for Women in Telecommunications Survey,” won

the Disability Rights Legal Center’s “Corporate Diversity Award,” and

was selected as one of Work Life Matters magazine’s “Top

Companies for LGBT Equality.”

The complete special report on the best companies for diversity,

including methodology and selection criteria, is available in the July

2012 issue of Black Enterprise.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (

is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications

companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable

systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and

distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global

audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s

largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential

and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of

NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable

networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television

station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture

company and theme parks.

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