Comcast Hires Lobbyist

Comcast names PAC director Melissa Maxfield as senior director of federal government affairs

June 11, 2003

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PHILADELPHIA -- Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) today announced that Melissa Maxfield is joining the company as Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs in Washington, DC. She will serve as one of Comcast's senior lobbyists focused on Congress and the Administration beginning on July 23.

Maxfield currently serves as Director, Dedicated Americans for the Senate and the House PAC (DASHPAC), where she has been responsible for political outreach on behalf of Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) to Democratic Senators and Democratic Senate candidates. Before that, she served with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as political liaison for Sen. Daschle, and held several senior fundraising positions with Sen. Daschle, Dick Durbin, and Bob Kerrey.

She will work with Kerry Knott, Vice President of Federal Affairs; Jim Coltharp, Chief Policy Advisor, FCC and Regulatory Policy; Brian Kelly, Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs; and Jessica Wallace, Senior Director/Policy Counsel, in Comcast's Washington, DC government affairs office.

Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen said, "I am very proud of the first-class team we have assembled to represent our company in Washington, DC. Melissa joins Kerry Knott, Jim Coltharp, Jessica Wallace and Brian Kelly to advocate on behalf of the new Comcast and the cable industry to legislators and policy makers."

Knott said, "Melissa will be a tremendous addition to our team. As a close confidant of Leader Daschle, Melissa knows virtually every Senate Democrat, and her relationships span both houses and both parties. We're thrilled to have Melissa join our growing federal affairs group. I believe we have a great team in place to represent Comcast's interests during very exciting times for this industry."

Sen. Daschle said, "Comcast will benefit greatly from the rare combination of intelligence, energy and ability that has made Melissa Maxfield such a valuable component of every organization in which she has been involved. Melissa has been an essential part of my political family, and I wish her all the best as she takes on this exciting new opportunity."

Comcast Corp.

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