BETHPAGE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share on each outstanding share of both its NY Group Class A Stock and NY Group Class B Stock. This quarterly dividend will be payable on September 5, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 15, 2014.
The Board also elected Steven J. Simmons to its Board of Directors as a Class A Director, effective immediately. Mr. Simmons will be an independent director and his election increases the total number of Cablevision directors to 18.
Mr. Simmons, 68, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Simmons Patriot Media & Communications, LLC, a management firm specializing in media and communications, since 2002. He also serves as Chairman of RCN Telecom Services, LLC, Grande Communications, and PPR Media, LLC/Choice Communications. Mr. Simmons was a director of Virgin Media Inc. from 2008 to 2013. He also served as the Chairman of the Connecticut Commission of Educational Achievement and now Chairs the Connecticut Counsel for Education Reform. A graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School, Mr. Simmons began his career at the University of California at Irvine where he taught communications and constitutional law.
Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) is a leading media and telecommunications company, serving millions of households and businesses throughout the greater New York area. Providing quality products that keep customers connected, Cablevision offers Optimum-branded digital cable television, high-speed Internet and voice services as well as Optimum WiFi, the nation's most robust WiFi network. Cablevision’s Lightpath subsidiary is a premier provider of integrated business communications solutions for larger companies. Through its local media and programming properties – News 12 Networks and Newsday Media Group – Cablevision also delivers news and information created specifically for the communities it serves. Additional information about Cablevision is available at www.cablevision.com.
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