DIRECTV Announces Organizational Changes

Inc., announced that John Suranyi, president of Sales and Service, has resigned
from the company effective today. Michael Palkovic, formerly the company’s
chief financial officer, has been appointed executive vice president of
Operations and will now oversee the company’s home service and installation
network, call center operations, supply chain and other related activities.
Patrick Doyle, the company’s chief accounting officer, has been appointed chief
financial officer. Palkovic and Doyle along with Paul Guyardo, executive vice
president of Sales & Marketing and chief marketing officer, will all report
to Chase Carey, the company’s president and CEO.

joined DIRECTV in early 2004 and was appointed president of Sales and Service
in 2005.

“I want to
thank John for all his efforts and contributions to the company, and all of us
at DIRECTV wish him well in his new endeavors,” said Carey. “He has solidified
our position as the leader in customer satisfaction in the pay television
business, and we’re looking forward to building on that base going forward.”

enjoyed my time at DIRECTV and I’m very proud of what we have accomplished over
the past several years,” said Suranyi. “While it has been rewarding to be part
of this company during a period of rapid change, I’m now looking forward to new
opportunities and leave the organization in good hands.”

has been with the company for more than ten years and was appointed chief
financial officer for DIRECTV in 2001, and then for The DIRECTV Group, Inc., in
2005. “With his unique understanding of our business, Mike will hit the ground
running in his new role, and I’m confident we’ll continue to improve our
customer experience under his leadership,” said Carey.

Doyle has
also been at the company for more than ten years and has been chief accounting
officer of the DIRECTV Group since 2003. “Pat has been a key executive at
DIRECTV and has contributed to our growth and success. He is ideally positioned
to provide financial expertise critical to our future,” said Carey.

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