Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

October 22, 2010 08:31 ET

Shaw Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial and Operating Results and Preliminary Fiscal 2011 Guidance

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2010) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended August 31, 2010. Consolidated service revenue for the three and twelve month periods of $939 million and $3.72 billion was up 8% and 10%, respectively, over the comparable periods last year. Total service operating income before amortization(1) of $423 million and $1.76 billion, respectively, improved 7% and 14% over the same periods. Excluding a one-time CRTC Part II fee recovery the year-to-date increase in service operating income before amortization was 9%. Funds flow from operations2 was $327 million and $1.38 billion for the three months and annual period, respectively, compared to $321 million and $1.32 billion in the same periods last year.

Free cash flow(1) for the three and twelve month periods was $69 million and $515 million, respectively, compared to $99 million and $506 million for the same periods last year. The current year was comparable to the prior period despite increased capital investment of almost $70 million and higher cash taxes of over $150 million in the current period.

Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair Jim Shaw said, "Our financial and operational results for the quarter and year were solid. Through ongoing investment in our advanced broadband network and the provision of high quality leading edge products, value pricing, and exceptional customer service, we continue to grow our business in this highly competitive environment."

Mr. Shaw continued, "Fiscal 2010 was an exciting year with many significant accomplishments including a transformative transaction for Shaw with the acquisition of the Broadcasting business of Canwest Global Communications Corp including 100% of the specialty channels jointly owned by Canwest and Goldman Sachs. We believe the combination of content with our distribution networks position us as a leading Canadian entertainment, broadcasting and communications company offering our customers strong choices in this rapidly evolving landscape."

"Other accomplishments include: the completion of several successful debt offerings at attractive rates that strengthened our capital structure and lowered costs; the acquisition of Mountain Cable, one of the larger independent cable companies in Canada, operating in Hamilton, Ontario; continued growth of our Digital cable subscriber base which now represents over 70% penetration of Basic customers; and surpassing the 1,000,000 Digital Phone line milestone. We also commenced our Wireless build activities and invested approximately $100 million during the 2010 fiscal year. We plan to enable the full potential of high-speed mobile applications through our wireless infrastructure which will be fully integrated into our extensive fibre optic network."

Mr. Shaw stated, "We make prudent investments to meet our current and longer term strategic goals while preserving our ability to return cash to shareholders. During 2010 we paid over $370 million in dividends to shareholders and we repurchased $118 million of shares. Our accomplishments this year reflect the strength of our management, and the dedication and commitment of our entire team."

Net income of $122 million or $0.28 per share for the quarter ended August 31, 2010 compared to $124 million or $0.29 per share for the same period last year. Net income for the annual period was $533 million or $1.23 per share compared to $536 million or $1.25 per share last year. All periods included non-operating items which are more fully detailed in Management's Discussions and Analysis (MD&A).3 The current annual period included debt retirement costs and amounts related to financial instruments of $82 million and $47 million, respectively. Excluding the non-operating items, net income for the current three and twelve month periods ended August 31, 2010 would have been $132 million and $613 million, respectively, compared to $124 million and $506 million in the same periods last year.

Service revenue in the Cable division was up 9% and 11% for the three and twelve month periods, respectively, to $741 million and $2.93 billion. The improvement was primarily driven by customer growth and rate increases. Service operating income before amortization was up 9% for the quarter and 15% for the year-to-date period.

Service revenue in the Satellite division was $197 million and $790 million for the three and twelve month periods, up 4% over each of the comparable periods last year. Service operating income before amortization for the quarter and annual period was $68 million and $303 million compared to $67 million and $269 million for the same periods last year.

In May 2010 Shaw announced that it had entered into agreements to acquire 100% of the Broadcasting business of Canwest Global Communications Corp. ("Canwest") including all the equity interest in CW Investments Co. ("CW Media"), the company that owns the specialty channels acquired from Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. in 2007 by Canwest and Goldman Sachs. The total consideration of approximately $2 billion includes approximately $815 million of net debt at CW Media. During the third quarter, the Company completed certain portions of the acquisition and funded $743 million, including acquisition costs, with cash on hand. During the fourth quarter the Competition Bureau cleared Shaw's acquisition of Canwest and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a sanction order approving the restated consolidated plan of compromise, arrangement and reorganization. In late September the CRTC held a public hearing to consider Shaw's application to assume control of Canwest and approval is expected by October 22. To complete the transaction, Shaw will fund total payments of approximately $500 million at closing, which will be made to pay Canwest bondholders, other affected creditors of Canwest and Canwest shareholders, as well as pay other transaction costs. Shaw is also assuming approximately $815 million of debt outstanding in CW Media. The outstanding portions of the acquisition will close shortly after receipt of CRTC approval.

"Looking forward to fiscal 2011 we expect continued growth in our core Cable and Satellite business. On a preliminary basis, we expect that the growth rate of core consolidated service operating income before amortization will decline modestly compared to last year's organic growth of approximately 7.5% as a result of competitive market pressures and higher programming costs. We estimate capital investment will decline from 2010 levels and cash taxes will increase. Overall, for Cable and Satellite we expect robust free cash flow growth to approximately $550 million which, excluding the Part II fee recovery in 2010, represents a growth rate of approximately 20%. We also plan to continue our wireless build and anticipate investing approximately $200 million on this strategic initiative. We caution that this is preliminary guidance and may change in light of competitive market dynamics and other factors. Also, this guidance does not incorporate the new media assets which will immediately be accretive to free cash flow."

Mr. Shaw concluded, "Technology is driving change in the Canadian Broadcasting system, transforming content distribution and viewership. We embrace this and see a future of possibility uniting broadcasting services and content with our advanced distribution platforms. The strategic initiatives we started this year position us to continue to be a leader in the dynamic and evolving entertainment, broadcasting and communications industry."

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct). The Company serves 3.4 million customers, including 1.8 million Internet and over 1.0 million Digital Phone customers, through a reliable and extensive network, which comprises 625,000 kilometres of fibre. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR).

The accompanying Management's Discussion and Analysis forms part of this news release and the "Caution Concerning Forward Looking Statements" applies to all forward-looking statements made in this news release.

1 See definitions and discussion under Key Performance Drivers in MD&A.

2 Funds flow from operations is before changes in non-cash working capital balances related to operations as presented in the unaudited interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

3 See reconciliation of Net Income in Consolidated Overview in MD&A

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS AUGUST 31, 2010

October 22, 2010

Certain statements in this report may constitute forward-looking statements. Included herein is a "Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements" section which should be read in conjunction with this report.

The following should also be read in conjunction with Management's Discussion and Analysis included in the Company's August 31, 2009 Annual Report including the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Notes thereto and the unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements and the Notes thereto of the current quarter.



CONSOLIDATED RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

FOURTH QUARTER ENDING AUGUST 31, 2010

Selected Financial Highlights

Three months ended August 31,
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Change
2010 2009 %
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($000's Cdn except per share amounts)
Operations:
Service revenue 938,872 872,919 7.6
Service operating income before
amortization (1) (2) 423,152 394,900 7.2
Operating margin (1) (2) (3) 45.1% 45.2% (0.1)
Funds flow from operations (4) 327,435 321,319 1.9
Net income (2) 121,575 124,265 (2.2)
Per share data:
Earnings per share - basic and diluted (2) 0.28 0.29
Weighted average participating shares
outstanding during period (000's) 432,913 430,117
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Year ended August 31,
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Change
2010 2009 %
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($000's Cdn except per share amounts)
Operations:
Service revenue 3,717,580 3,390,913 9.6
Service operating income before
amortization (1) (2) 1,758,751 1,540,609 14.2
Operating margin (1) (2) (3) 47.3% 45.4% 1.9
Funds flow from operations (4) 1,375,403 1,323,840 3.9
Net income (2) 532,732 536,475 (0.7)
Per share data:
Earnings per share - basic and diluted (2) 1.23 1.25
Weighted average participating shares
outstanding during period (000's) 432,675 429,153
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(1) See definition under Key Performance Drivers in Management's Discussion
and Analysis.
(2) The 2009 comparative periods have been restated as a result of the
retrospective adoption of CICA Handbook Section 3064, "Goodwill and
Intangible Assets". For the three months ended August 31, 2009, Service
operating income before amortization and Net income have been restated
from $394,528 and $123,988, respectively. For the twelve months ended
August 31, 2009, Service operating income before amortization, Net
income, and Diluted earnings per share have been restated from
$1,538,950, $535,239, and $1.24 respectively. See update to critical
accounting policies and estimates on page 21.
(3) Operating margin adjusted to exclude the one-time CRTC Part II recovery
for the twelve months ended August 31, 2010 would be 45.3%.
(4) Funds flow from operations is before changes in non-cash working
capital balances related to operations as presented in the unaudited
interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.


Subscriber Highlights
Growth
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Three months ended Year ended
Total August 31, August 31,
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August 31, 2010 2010 2009 2010 2009
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Subscriber
statistics:
Basic cable customers 2,333,438 2,559 6,374 2,410 29,467
Digital customers 1,650,565 54,946 110,501 328,841 388,517
Internet customers
(including pending
installs) 1,818,347 21,374 27,376 110,012 109,283
Digital phone lines
(including pending
installs) 1,096,306 51,896 55,708 234,402 217,786
DTH customers 905,796 831 2,728 4,855 8,413
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Additional Highlights

- Consolidated service revenue of $938.9 million and $3.72 billion for the three and twelve month periods improved 7.6% and 9.6%, respectively, over each of the comparable periods last year.

- Free cash flow(1) for the quarter was $69.3 million bringing the annual total to $515.1 million, compared to $99.2 million and $506.1 million for the same periods last year.

- During the quarter the Competition Bureau cleared Shaw's acquisition of Canwest and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a sanction order approving the restated consolidated plan of compromise, arrangement and reorganization. In late September, 2010 the CRTC held a public hearing to consider Shaw's application to assume control of Canwest. Approval of the transaction is expected by October 22.

- During the second half of the year the Company continued to develop its Wireless business plan and invested over $100 million on this strategic initiative.

Consolidated Overview

Consolidated service revenue of $938.9 million and $3.72 billion for the quarter and the year, respectively, improved 7.6% and 9.6% over the same periods last year. The improvement was primarily due to customer growth, including from acquisitions, and rate increases. Consolidated service operating income before amortization for the three and twelve month periods was up 7.2% and 14.2% over the comparable periods to $423.2 million and $1.76 billion. The current periods improved due to the revenue related growth, partially offset by higher employee related and other costs associated with the increased subscriber base including marketing and sales activities, as well as the impact of the new Local Programming Improvement Fund ("LPIF") fees. The current twelve month period also benefitted from a one-time CRTC Part II fee recovery. Excluding this one-time recovery, the year-to-date improvement was 9.3%.

Net income was $121.6 million and $532.7 million for the three and twelve months ended August 31, 2010 compared to $124.3 million and $536.5 million for the same periods last year. Non-operating items affected net income in both periods including debt retirement and amounts related to financial instruments in the current annual period of $81.6 million and $47.3 million, respectively. Outlined on the following page are further details on these and other operating and non-operating components of net income for each period.

1 See definitions and discussion under Key Performance Drivers in Management's Discussion and Analysis.



Year ended
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Operating net Non-
($000's Cdn) August 31, 2010 of interest operating
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Operating income 1,102,480
Amortization of financing
costs - long-term debt (3,972)
Interest expense - debt (248,011)
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Operating income after interest 850,497 850,497 -
Debt retirement costs (81,585) - (81,585)
Loss on financial instruments (47,306) - (47,306)
Other gains 5,513 - 5,513
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Income (loss) before income taxes 727,119 850,497 (123,378)
Current income tax expense
(recovery) 167,767 179,974 (12,207)
Future income tax expense
(recovery) 15,370 57,131 (41,761)
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Income (loss) before following 543,982 613,392 (69,410)
Equity loss on investee (11,250) - (11,250)
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Net income (loss) 532,732 613,392 (80,660)
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Year ended (1)
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Operating net Non-
($000's Cdn) August 31, 2009 of interest operating
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Operating income 957,413
Amortization of financing
costs - long-term debt (3,984)
Interest expense - debt (237,047)
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Operating income after interest 716,382 716,382 -
Debt retirement costs (8,255) - (8,255)
Loss on financial instruments - - -
Other gains 19,644 - 19,644
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Income (loss) before income taxes 727,771 716,382 11,389
Current income tax expense
(recovery) 23,300 23,300 -
Future income tax expense
(recovery) 167,897 187,385 (19,488)
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Income (loss) before following 536,574 505,697 30,877
Equity loss on investee (99) - (99)
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Net income (loss) 536,475 505,697 30,778
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Three months ended
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Operating net Non-
($000's Cdn) August 31, 2010 of interest operating
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Operating income 249,883
Amortization of financing
costs - long-term debt (957)
Interest expense - debt (62,504)
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Operating income after interest 186,422 186,422 -
Loss on financial instruments (26) - (26)
Other gains (losses) (2,829) - (2,829)
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Income (loss) before income taxes 183,567 186,422 (2,855)
Current income tax expense 40,435 22,969 17,466
Future income tax expense (recovery) 13,007 31,093 (18,086)
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Income (loss) before following 130,125 132,360 (2,235)
Equity loss on investee (8,550) - (8,550)
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Net income (loss) 121,575 132,360 (10,785)
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Three months ended (1)
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Operating net Non-
($000's Cdn) August 31, 2009 of interest operating
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Operating income 236,779
Amortization of financing
costs - long-term debt (1,066)
Interest expense - debt (62,400)
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Operating income after interest 173,313 173,313 -
Loss on financial instruments
Other gains (losses) 828 - 828
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Income (loss) before income taxes 174,141 173,313 828
Current income tax expense 23,300 23,300 -
Future income tax expense (recovery) 26,576 26,460 116
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Income (loss) before following 124,265 123,553 712
Equity loss on investee - - -
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Net income (loss) 124,265 123,553 712
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(1) Restated for the retrospective adoption of CICA Handbook Section 3064,
"Goodwill and Intangible Assets". See update to critical accounting
policies and estimates on page 21.

The changes in net income are outlined in the table below.


August 31, 2010 net income compared to:
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Three months ended Twelve months ended
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May 31, 2010 August 31, 2009 August 31, 2009
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(000's Cdn)
Increased (decreased)
service operating income
before amortization (12,670) 28,252 218,142
Increased amortization (14,722) (15,039) (73,063)
Increased interest expense (707) (104) (10,964)
Change in net other costs
and revenue (1) (6,561) (12,233) (145,918)
Decreased (increased) income
taxes (1,981) (3,566) 8,060
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(36,641) (2,690) (3,743)
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(1) Net other costs and revenue includes debt retirement costs, loss on
financial instruments, other gains (losses) and equity loss on investee
as detailed in the unaudited interim Consolidated Statements of Income
and Retained Earnings.


Basic earnings per share were $0.28 and $1.23 for the quarter and twelve months, respectively, compared to $0.29 and $1.25 in the same periods last year. The modest decrease in the current three month period was primarily due to improved service operating income before amortization of $28.3 million offset by the total of higher amortization of $15.0 million, net other costs and revenue of $12.2 million and increased income tax of $3.6 million. The current twelve month period benefitted from higher service operating income before amortization of $218.1 million which was offset by the change in net other costs and revenue of $145.9 million, increased amortization of $73.1 million and higher interest expense of $11.0 million. The annual change in net other costs and revenue was primarily due to debt retirement costs and amounts related to financial instruments associated with the early redemption of the three series of US senior notes in the current year. The higher service operating income before amortization in the current twelve month period included a one-time Part II fee recovery of $75.3 million.

Net income in the current quarter decreased $36.6 million compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2010 mainly due to lower service operating income before amortization of $12.7 million and increased amortization of $14.7 million.

Funds flow from operations was $327.4 million and $1.38 billion in the current three and twelve month periods compared to $321.3 million and $1.32 billion last year. The increase over the comparative twelve month period was primarily due to improved service operating income before amortization partially offset by higher current income taxes.

Free cash flow for the quarter and year-to-date periods of $69.3 million and $515.1 million compared to $99.2 million and $506.1 million in the same periods last year. The current quarter improved service operating income of $29.6 million was more than offset by current period higher capital investment of $67.7 million. The Cable division generated $35.8 million and $366.1 million, respectively, of free cash flow for the quarter and annual period compared to $63.2 million and $344.5 million in the comparable periods. On an annual basis free cash flow in the Cable division improved despite increased cash taxes of $112.7 million and higher capital of $63.0. The Satellite division achieved free cash flow of $33.5 million and $149.1 million for the three and twelve month periods compared to $36.0 million and $161.6 million last year. The decline in both the quarter and annual period was primarily due to increased cash taxes in the current periods of $6.0 million and $44.0 million, respectively, partially offset by improved service operating income before amortization of $1.5 million and $34.0 million, respectively.

In May 2010 Shaw announced that it had entered into agreements to acquire 100% of the Broadcasting business of Canwest including all the equity interest in CW Media, the company that owns the specialty channels acquired from Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. in 2007 by Canwest and Goldman Sachs. The total consideration of approximately $2.0 billion includes approximately $815.0 million of net debt at CW Media. During the third quarter, the Company completed certain portions of the acquisition and funded $743.0 million, including acquisition costs, with cash on hand. During the fourth quarter the Competition Bureau cleared Shaw's acquisition of Canwest and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice issued a sanction order approving the restated consolidated plan of compromise, arrangement and reorganization. In late September the CRTC held a public hearing to consider Shaw's application to assume control of Canwest and approval is expected by October 22. To complete the transaction, Shaw will fund total payments of approximately $500.0 million at closing, which will be made to pay Canwest bondholders, other affected creditors of Canwest and Canwest shareholders, as well as pay other transaction costs. Shaw is also assuming approximately $815.0 million of debt outstanding in CW Media. The outstanding portions of the acquisition will close shortly after receipt of CRTC approval.

Key Performance Drivers

The Company's continuous disclosure documents may provide discussion and analysis of non-GAAP financial measures. These financial measures do not have standard definitions prescribed by Canadian GAAP or US GAAP and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures disclosed by other companies. The Company utilizes these measures in making operating decisions and assessing its performance. Certain investors, analysts and others, utilize these measures in assessing the Company's operational and financial performance and as an indicator of its ability to service debt and return cash to shareholders. These non-GAAP financial measures have not been presented as an alternative to net income or any other measure of performance required by Canadian or US GAAP.

The following contains a listing of non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company and provides a reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measurement or provides a reference to such reconciliation.

Service operating income before amortization and operating margin

Service operating income before amortization is calculated as service revenue less operating, general and administrative expenses and is presented as a sub-total line item in the Company's unaudited interim Consolidated Statements of Income and Retained Earnings. It is intended to indicate the Company's ability to service and/or incur debt, and therefore it is calculated before amortization (a non-cash expense) and interest. Service operating income before amortization is also one of the measures used by the investing community to value the business. Operating margin is calculated by dividing service operating income before amortization by service revenue.

Free cash flow

The Company utilizes this measurement as it measures the Company's ability to repay debt and return cash to shareholders.

Free cash flow for cable and satellite is calculated as service operating income before amortization, less interest, cash taxes paid or payable, capital expenditures (on an accrual basis and net of proceeds on capital dispositions) and equipment costs (net).

Commencing in 2010, for the purpose of determining free cash flow, Shaw will exclude stock-based compensation expense, reflecting the fact that it is not a reduction in the Company's cash flow. This practice is also more in line with the Company's North American peers who report free cash flow.



Free cash flow is calculated as follows:

Three months ended August 31, Year ended August 31,
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2010 2009 (2) 2010 2009 (2)
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($000's Cdn)
Cable free cash flow (1) 35,817 63,185 366,054 344,457
Combined satellite free
cash flow (1) 33,505 35,965 149,086 161,618
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Free cash flow 69,322 99,150 515,140 506,075
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(1) Reconciliations of free cash flow for both cable and satellite are
provided under "Cable - Financial Highlights" and "Satellite -
Financial Highlights".
(2) Free cash flow for the comparative periods have not been restated to
exclude stock based compensation. Cable free cash flow for the three
and twelve months ended August, 2009 has been restated from $62,813
and $342,798, respectively, for the retrospective adoption of CICA
Handbook Section 3064, "Goodwill and Intangible Assets". See update to
critical accounting policies and estimates on page 21.


CABLE
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Three months ended August 31, Year ended August 31,
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Change Change
2010 2009 (3) % 2010 2009 (3) %
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($000's Cdn)
Service revenue
(third party) 741,439 682,463 8.6 2,927,411 2,630,982 11.3
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Service operating
income before
amortization (1) 356,466 328,379 8.6 1,456,827 1,271,279 14.6
Less:
Interest expense 52,131 55,501 (6.1) 213,898 209,438 2.1
Cash taxes 16,995 23,300 (27.1) 136,000 23,000 greater
Than
100.0
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Cash flow before
the following: 287,340 249,578 15.1 1,106,929 1,038,541 6.6
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Capital
expenditures and
equipment costs
(net):
New housing
development 15,838 14,588 8.6 78,451 73,676 6.5
Success based 62,594 55,475 12.8 222,246 185,469 19.8
Upgrades and
enhancement 105,403 77,556 35.9 289,421 297,651 (2.8)
Replacement 24,245 17,274 40.4 66,393 55,798 19.0
Buildings/other 47,663 21,500 121.7 100,574 81,490 23.4
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Total as per Note 2
to the unaudited
interim
Consolidated
Financial
Statements 255,743 186,393 37.2 757,085 694,084 9.1
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Free cash flow
before the
following 31,597 63,185 (50.0) 349,844 344,457 1.6
Add back:
Non-cash stock
based compensation 4,220 - 100.0 16,210 - 100.0
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Free cash flow (1) 35,817 63,185 (43.3) 366,054 344,457 6.3
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Operating margin (2) 48.1% 48.1% - 49.8% 48.3% 1.5
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(1) See definitions and discussion under Key Performance Drivers in
Management's Discussion and Analysis.
(2) Operating margin adjusted to exclude the one-time CRTC Part II fee
recovery in the year ended August 31, 2010 would be 48.1%.
(3) The 2009 comparative periods have been restated as a result of the
retrospective adoption of CICA Handbook Section 3064, "Goodwill and
Intangible Assets". For the three months ended August 31, 2009, Service
operating income before amortization and Free cash flow have been
restated from $328,007 and $62,813, respectively. For the twelve months
ended August 31, 2009 Service operating income before amortization and
Free cash flow have been restated from $1,269,620 and $342,798,
respectively. See update to critical accounting policies and estimates
on page 21.


Operating Highlights

- Digital customers increased 54,946 during the quarter to 1,650,565. Shaw's Digital penetration of Basic is now 70.7%, up from 56.7% and 40.5% at August 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

- Digital Phone lines increased 51,896 during the three month period to 1,096,306 lines and Internet was up 21,374 to total 1,818,347 as at August 31, 2010. During the quarter Basic cable subscribers were up 2,559.

Cable service revenue improved 8.6% and 11.3% for the three and twelve month periods, respectively, to $741.4 million and $2.93 billion over the comparable periods last year. Customer growth, including acquisitions, and rate increases, partially offset by higher promotional activity, accounted for the improvement. Service operating income before amortization of $356.5 million and $1.46 billion was up 8.6% and 14.6%, respectively, over the comparable quarter and annual period. The increase was mainly due to the revenue driven improvements, partially offset by higher employee related and other costs associated with growth including marketing and sales activities as well as the impact of the LPIF fees. The current twelve month period also included a one-time Part II fee recovery of $48.7 million. Excluding the recovery, the annual improvement was 10.8%.

Service revenue decreased $3.8 million over the third quarter of fiscal 2010 primarily due to customer growth offset by timing of On-Demand events and increased promotional activity. Service operating income before amortization declined $7.5 million over this same period primarily due to the revenue related decrease as well as timing of certain expenses including maintenance, marketing and sales.

Total capital investment of $255.7 million for the quarter increased $69.4 million over the same period last year. Capital investment for the annual period of $757.1 million was up $63.0 million over last year.

Success-based capital increased $7.1 million and $36.8 million over the comparable three and twelve month periods. Digital success-based capital was up primarily due to increased rental activity, primarily HD rentals. Internet success-based capital also increased mainly due to the deployment of higher cost Internet modems related to the launch of the DOCSIS 2.0 and 3.0 integrated WiFi modems. The launch of these new modems provides customers with wireless Internet access in their homes without having to purchase a separate WiFi router.

Investment in Upgrades and Enhancement and Replacement categories combined increased $34.8 million for the quarter compared to the same period last year. The current quarter included higher spending on fibre expansion projects and upgrades, including node segmentation, video and internet capacity projects to support customer growth, and bulk purchases of certain equipment at the end of the year. Shaw continues to invest in technology initiatives to recapture bandwidth and optimize its network including increasing the number of nodes on the network and using advanced encoding and digital compression technologies such as MPEG4.

Investment in Buildings and Other was up $26.2 million in the current three month period and $19.1 million on an annual basis. The quarterly increase was mainly due to various facilities projects and costs related to the replacement of certain corporate assets. The annual increase was mainly due to proceeds that benefitted the prior year related to the sale of certain redundant facilities.

During the quarter Shaw launched its broadband VOD Player allowing customers to experience the convenience of watching their favorite movies and television shows when and where they want to. Shaw also continued to grow its Digital customer base and Digital penetration of Basic at August 31, 2010 was 70.7%, up from 56.7% and 40.5% at August 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively. Shaw now has over 725,000 HD capable customers.



Subscriber Statistics

August 31, 2010
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Three months ended Year ended
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August 31, August 31, Change Change
2010 2009(1) Growth % Growth %
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CABLE:
Basic service:
Actual 2,333,438 2,331,028 2,559 0.1 2,410 0.1
Penetration as %
of homes passed 61.4% 62.9%
Digital customers 1,650,565 1,321,724 54,946 3.4 328,841 24.9
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INTERNET:
Connected and
scheduled 1,818,347 1,708,335 21,374 1.2 110,012 6.4
Penetration as %
of basic 77.9% 73.3%
Standalone Internet
not included in
basic cable 233,159 238,710 (11,286) (4.6) (5,551) (2.3)

DIGITAL PHONE:
Number of lines (2) 1,096,306 861,904 51,896 5.0 234,402 27.2
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(1) August 31, 2009 figures are restated for comparative purposes as if the
acquisition of the Hamilton cable system in Ontario had occurred on
that date.
(2) Represents primary and secondary lines on billing plus pending installs.

SATELLITE (DTH and Satellite Services)
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Three months Year ended
ended August 31, August 31,
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Change Change
2010 2009 % 2010 2009 %
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($000's Cdn)
Service revenue
(third party)
DTH (Shaw Direct) 177,916 169,319 5.1 711,069 673,226 5.6
Satellite Services 19,517 21,137 (7.7) 79,100 86,705 (8.8)
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197,433 190,456 3.7 790,169 759,931 4.0
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Service operating income
before amortization (1)
DTH (Shaw Direct) 58,940 55,686 5.8 265,016 223,499 18.6
Satellite Services 9,052 10,835 (16.5) 38,304 45,831 (16.4)
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67,992 66,521 2.2 303,320 269,330 12.6
Less:
Interest expense (2) 6,563 6,563 - 26,251 26,251 -
Cash taxes on net income 6,000 - 100.0 44,000 - 100.0
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Cash flow before the
following: 55,429 59,958 (7.6) 233,069 243,079 (4.1)
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Capital expenditures and
equipment costs (net):
Success based (3) 20,312 20,750 (2.1) 77,684 73,453 5.8
Buildings and other 2,033 3,243 (37.3) 7,927 8,008 (1.0)
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Total as per Note 2 to the
unaudited interim
Consolidated Financial
Statements 22,345 23,993 (6.9) 85,611 81,461 5.1
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Free cash flow before the
following 33,084 35,965 (8.0) 147,458 161,618 (8.8)
Add back:
Non-cash stock option expense 421 - 100.0 1,628 - 100.0
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Free cash flow (1) 33,505 35,965 (6.8) 149,086 161,618 (7.8)
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Operating Margin (4) 34.4% 34.9% (0.5) 38.4% 35.4% 3.0
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(1) See definitions and discussion under Key Performance Drivers in
Management's Discussion and Analysis.
(2) Interest is allocated to the Satellite division based on the actual
cost of debt incurred by the Company to repay Satellite debt and to
fund accumulated cash deficits of Shaw Satellite Services and Shaw
Direct.
(3) Net of the profit on the sale of satellite equipment as it is viewed
as a recovery of expenditures on customer premise equipment.
(4) Operating margin adjusted to exclude the one-time CRTC Part II fee
recovery in the twelve months ended August 31, 2010 would be 35.0%.


Operating Highlights

- During the quarter Shaw Direct added 831 customers and as at August 31, 2010 DTH customers now total 905,796.

- Free cash flow of $33.5 million for the quarter compares to $36.0 million in the same period last year.

Service revenue of $197.4 million and $790.2 million for the three and twelve month periods, respectively, was up 3.7% and 4.0% over the same periods last year. The improvement was primarily due to rate increases and customer growth the total of which was partially offset by lower revenues in the Satellite services division related to various contract renegotiations.

Service operating income before amortization improved 2.2% and 12.6% over the comparable three and twelve month periods, respectively, to $68.0 million and $303.3 million. The improvement in both periods was due to revenue related growth partially offset by LPIF costs. The current annual period also included a one-time Part II fee recovery of $26.6 million. Excluding the recovery, the year-to-date improvement was 2.7%.

Service operating income before amortization decreased $4.0 million compared to the third quarter primarily due to timing of certain expenses including maintenance and other costs related to customer growth.

Total capital investment of $22.3 million for the quarter compared to $24.0 million in the same period last year. The annual investment of $85.6 million increased over the prior year spend of $81.5 million. Annual success based capital was higher mainly due to increased activations as well as lower customer pricing.

Shaw Direct continually strives to deliver an exceptional customer experience through leading technology, innovative programming and high quality customer service. During the quarter Shaw Direct introduced a new HD PVR with advanced features, launched 5 HD channels including CNN HD and Global Toronto HD and as at August 31, 2010 offered 65 HD channels to its 395,000 HD customers.



Subscriber Statistics

August 31, 2010
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Three months ended Year ended
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August 31, August 31, Change Change
2010 2009 Growth % Growth %
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DTH customers (1) 905,796 900,941 831 - 4,855 0.5
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(1) Including seasonal customers who temporarily suspend their service.


WIRELESS FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

August 31, 2010
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Three months ended Year ended
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($000's Cdn)
Operating expenditures 1,306 1,396
Interest expense (2) 3,481 6,536
Capital expenditures (as per Note 2
to the unaudited interim
Consolidated Financial Statements) 87,536 96,714
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Total expenditures on Wireless
infrastructure build (1) 92,323 104,646
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(1) Excludes the cost of acquiring 20 megahertz of spectrum across most of
the Company's cable footprint for $190.9 million.

(2) Interest is allocated to the Wireless division based on the Company's
average cost of borrowing to fund the capital expenditures and
operating costs.


- During the year the Company commenced its Wireless infrastructure build and invested $104.6 million on this strategic initiative.

During 2008 the Company participated in the Canadian Advanced Wireless Spectrum ("AWS") auction and was successful in acquiring 20 megahertz of spectrum across most of its cable footprint for a cost of $191 million. In early September 2009 the company received its ownership compliance decision from Industry Canada and was granted its AWS licenses. In March 2010 the Company commenced activities on its wireless infrastructure build and plans for an initial launch in late 2011.

The Company has selected Nokia Siemens Networks ("NSN") to provide the radio access network and core equipment for its next generation network. The equipment will be fully 3G and LTE capable giving Shaw a variety of options to deliver wireless services to customers using the AWS band, as well as future frequency bands.

During the quarter Shaw was active in equipment purchasing, site acquisition and commencing physical construction of cell sites.



OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSE ITEMS

Amortization

Three months ended August 31, Year ended August 31,
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Change Change
2010 2009 % 2010 2009 %
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($000's Cdn)
Amortization revenue
(expense) -
Deferred IRU revenue 3,136 3,137 - 12,546 12,547 -
Deferred equipment
revenue 29,031 32,655 (11.1) 120,639 132,974 (9.3)
Deferred equipment
costs (54,568) (61,045) (10.6) (228,714) (247,110) (7.4)
Deferred charges (257) (257) - (1,025) (1,025) -
Property, plant
and equipment (141,704) (123,082) 15.1 (526,432) (449,808) 17.0
Other intangibles (8,907) (9,529) (6.5) (33,285) (30,774) 8.2
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Amortization of deferred equipment revenue and deferred equipment costs decreased over the comparative periods due to the sales mix of equipment, changes in customer pricing on certain equipment and the impact of rental programs.

Amortization of property, plant and equipment increased over the comparable periods as the amortization of capital expenditures exceeded the impact of assets that became fully depreciated. Amortization of intangibles fluctuated over the same periods last year due to certain assets becoming fully amortized in the current quarter and the timing of capital expenditures.



Amortization of financing costs and Interest expense

Three months ended August 31, Year ended August 31,
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Change Change
2010 2009 % 2010 2009 %
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($000's Cdn)
Amortization of
financing costs -
long-term debt 957 1,066 (10.2) 3,972 3,984 (0.3)
Interest expense - debt 62,504 62,400 0.2 248,011 237,047 4.6
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Interest expense increased over the comparative year as a result of higher average debt levels partially offset by a lower average cost of borrowing resulting from changes in various components of long-term debt.

Debt retirement costs

During the first quarter, the Company redeemed all of its outstanding US $440 million 8.25% senior notes due April 11, 2010, US $225 million 7.25% senior notes due April 6, 2011 and US $300 million 7.20% senior notes due December 15, 2011. In connection with the early redemption, the Company incurred costs of $79.5 million and wrote-off the remaining discount and finance costs of $2.1 million. The Company used proceeds from its $1.25 billion senior notes issuance in early October 2009 to fund the cash requirements for the redemptions. The refinancing of the three series of US senior notes has reduced the Company's annual interest expense by approximately $35.0 million.

Loss on financial instruments

On redemption of the US senior notes in October 2009, the Corporation unwound and settled a portion of the principal components of two of the associated cross-currency agreements and entered into offsetting currency swap transactions and amended agreements for the outstanding notional principal amounts. The associated interest component of the cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements remains outstanding. As these contracts no longer qualify as cash flow hedges, the related loss in accumulated other comprehensive loss of $50.1 million was reclassified to net income. Subsequent changes in the value of these agreements is recorded in net income. The total amount recorded for the year ended August 31, 2010 was a loss of $47.3 million.

Other gains

This category generally includes realized and unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses on US dollar denominated current assets and liabilities, gains and losses on disposal of property, plant and equipment and the Company's share of the operations of Burrard Landing Lot 2 Holdings Partnership ("the Partnership"). In addition, the prior year includes a gain of $10.8 million on cancellation of a bond forward contract.

Income taxes

Income taxes were comparable to the same periods last year. Both of the annual periods benefitted from income tax recoveries mainly related to reductions in corporate income tax rates.

Equity loss on investee

During the current quarter, the Company recorded a loss of $8.5 million for its 49.9% equity interest in CW Media acquired on May 3, 2010. The loss was comprised of approximately $13.3 million of service operating income before amortization offset by interest expense of $7.1 million and other costs of $14.7 million. Other costs include the net impact of $11.5 million with respect to foreign exchange losses on US denominated long-term debt and fair value adjustments on derivative instruments. On a year-to-date basis, the loss of $11.3 million was comprised of approximately $20.8 million of service operating income before amortization offset by interest expense of $9.9 million and other costs of $22.2 million. Other costs include the net impact of $17.6 million with respect to foreign exchange losses on US denominated long-term debt and fair value adjustments on derivative instruments.

RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

The significant risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business are discussed in the Company's August 31, 2009 Annual Report under the Introduction to the Business - Known Events, Trends, Risks and Uncertainties in Management's Discussion and Analysis. Developments of note since then are as follows:

Impact of Regulation - Potential for New or Increased Fees

On March 22, 2010 the CRTC introduced a new framework setting out a market-based solution to allow private local television stations to negotiate a fair value for the distribution of their programming with cable and satellite companies. The CRTC is uncertain as to its authority to implement this negotiation regime and is seeking clarification on its jurisdiction under the Broadcasting Act from the Federal Court of Appeal. On September 13-14, 2010 the Federal Court of Appeal heard the arguments of the various affected parties. Depending on the decision of the Court, it is possible that a monetary and/or non-monetary negotiated compensation regime could arise.

FINANCIAL POSITION

Total assets at August 31, 2010 were $10.2 billion compared to $8.9 billion at August 31, 2009. Following is a discussion of significant changes in the consolidated balance sheet since August 31, 2009.

Current assets declined by $162.1 million primarily due to decreases in cash and cash equivalents and short-term securities of $236.5 million partially offset by derivative instruments of $66.7 million and an increase in future income taxes of $6.0 million. Cash and cash equivalents decreased by $37.1 million as the funds were used to purchase Mountain Cable and partially fund the US senior notes redemptions in October which was partially offset by excess funds from the $650 million senior notes issuance in November. Short-term securities decreased as cash was used to partially fund an interest in CW Media in May. Derivative instruments arose primarily upon payment of $57.5 million to enter into an offsetting currency swap transaction for the outstanding notional principal amount (i.e. end of swap notional exchanges) under certain of the remaining cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements. Future income taxes increased due to timing of various temporary differences.

Investments and other assets increased by $548.4 million due to the acquisition of an initial interest in CW Media of $750.4 million, including transaction costs partially offset by reclassifying $190.9 million of spectrum license deposits to intangibles.

Property, plant and equipment and other intangibles increased by $288.3 million and $51.3 million, respectively as current year capital investment and amounts acquired on the Mountain Cable acquisition exceeded amortization.

Deferred charges declined by $23.5 million due to a decrease in deferred equipment costs of $26.8 million.

Broadcast rights and goodwill increased $245.0 million and $81.0 million, respectively, due to the acquisition of Mountain Cable in Hamilton, Ontario.

Spectrum licenses of $190.9 million arose in the first quarter as the Company received its ownership compliance decision from Industry Canada and was granted its AWS licenses.

Current liabilities (excluding current portion of long-term debt and derivative instruments) were up $216.9 million due to increases in accounts payable of $60.0 million, income taxes payable of $145.3 million and unearned revenue of $11.7 million. Accounts payable and accrued liabilities increased due to higher trade and other payables mainly in respect of timing of payment of capital expenditures partially offset by the impact of the Part II fee recovery. Income taxes payable were up due to the current year income tax expense and unearned revenue increased due to the acquisition of Mountain Cable, customer growth and rate increases.

Total long-term debt increased $831.7 million as a result of $1.88 billion in net proceeds on the $1.25 billion and $650.0 million senior note issuances partially offset by the payment of $1.02 billion on the early redemption of US $440 million senior notes, US $225 million senior notes and US $300 million senior notes and a decrease of $40.5 million relating to the translation of these US denominated senior notes prior to the redemption dates. The current portion of long-term debt decreased due to the early redemption of US $440 million senior notes due in April 2010.

Other long-term liabilities increased by $186.5 million due to the reclassification of $158.7 million from derivative instruments in respect to the liability for the principal components of the US $300,000 amended cross-currency interest exchange agreements and current year defined benefit pension plan expense.

Derivative instruments (including current portion) decreased $379.4 million due to the payment of $146.1 million to unwind and settle a portion of the principal component of two of the cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements related to the US senior notes in October, the end of swap notional exchange relating to one of the remaining outstanding cross-currency interest rate agreements for which the Company had paid $88.4 million for an offsetting currency swap transaction and the aforementioned reclassification of $158.7 million, all of which were partially offset by the current year derivative loss, including $40.5 million in respect of the foreign exchange loss on the notional amounts of the derivatives relating to the hedged long-term debt prior to the redemption dates.

Deferred credits declined $26.6 million due to amortization of deferred IRU revenue of $12.5 million and a decrease in deferred equipment revenue of $14.3 million.

Future income taxes increased $115.0 million primarily due to the acquisition of Mountain Cable and current year tax expense.

Share capital increased $136.6 million primarily due to the issuance of 6,141,250 Class B Non-Voting Shares in connection with the acquisition of Mountain Cable for $120.0 million and the issuance of 2,862,969 Class B Non-Voting Shares under the Company's option plans for $49.8 million partially offset by the repurchase of 6,100,000 Class B Non-Voting Shares for $118.1 million of which $33.0 million reduced stated share capital and $85.1 million was charged against retained earnings. As of October 15, 2010, share capital is as reported at August 31, 2010 with the exception of the issuance of 718,384 Class B Non-Voting Shares upon exercise of options subsequent to the quarter end. Contributed surplus increased due to stock-based compensation expense recorded in the current year. Accumulated other comprehensive loss decreased primarily due to reclassifying the remaining losses on the cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements into income upon redemption of the underlying US denominated long-term debt.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

In the current year, the Company generated $515.1 million of free cash flow. Shaw used its free cash flow along with net proceeds of $1.88 billion from its two senior notes offerings, cash of $236.5 million, proceeds on issuance of Class B Non-Voting Shares of $47.1 million, working capital reduction of $184.0 million and other net items of $13.1 million to redeem the three series of US dollar denominated senior notes for $1.02 billion, pay $291.9 million on cross-currency interest rate swap agreements, pay $79.5 million in debt retirement costs, pay $744.1 million in respect of its initial investment in CW Media, purchase $118.1 million of Class B Non-Voting Shares for cancellation, pay common share dividends of $372.1 million, purchase the Hamilton cable system for $159.0 million and purchase $96.7 million of Wireless capital expenditures.

During the first quarter, the Company redeemed all of its outstanding US $440 million 8.25% senior notes due April 11, 2010 and US $225 million 7.25% due April 6, 2011 on October 13, 2009, and its US $300 million 7.20% senior notes due December 15, 2011 on October 20, 2009. The net proceeds from the $1.25 billion 5.65% senior note issuance due 2019 were used to fund the majority of the cash requirements for the redemptions including the make-whole premiums and payments in respect of the associated cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements. The Company also issued $650.0 million senior notes at a rate of 6.75% due 2039. The net proceeds from this offering were used for working capital and general corporate purposes.

On November 16, 2009, Shaw received the approval of the TSX to renew its normal course issuer bid to purchase its Class B Non-Voting Shares for a further one year period. The Company is authorized to acquire up to 35,000,000 Class B Non-Voting Shares during the period November 19, 2009 to November 18, 2010. During the current year, the Company repurchased 6,100,000 Class B Non-Voting Shares for $118.1 million.

At August 31, 2010, Shaw had access to $1 billion of available credit facilities. Subsequent to August 31, 2010 the Company put in place an additional unsecured $500 million revolving credit facility to provide additional liquidity. Based on available credit facilities and forecasted free cash flow, the Company expects to have sufficient liquidity to fund operations and obligations during the upcoming fiscal year. On a longer-term basis, Shaw expects to generate free cash flow and have borrowing capacity sufficient to finance foreseeable future business plans and refinance maturing debt.



CASH FLOW

Operating Activities

Three months ended August 31, Year ended August 31,
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Change Change
2010 2009 % 2010 2009 %
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($000's Cdn)
Funds flow from
operations 327,435 321,319 1.9 1,375,403 1,323,840 3.9
Net decrease in
non-cash working
capital balances
related to
operations 88,033 30,924 184.7 81,756 59,090 38.4
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415,468 352,243 17.9 1,457,159 1,382,930 5.4
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Funds flow from operations increased over the comparative twelve month period primarily due to growth in service operating income before amortization offset by current income tax expense. The net change in non-cash working capital balances over the comparable periods is mainly due to the reduction in accounts payable and accrued liabilities in the first quarter as a result of the reversal of the previously accrued Part II fees and timing of payment of various trade and other payables and an increase in current taxes payable as the Company became cash taxable in the fourth quarter of the prior year.



Investing Activities

Three months ended August 31, Year ended August 31,
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2010 2009 Decrease 2010 2009 Increase
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($000's Cdn)
Cash flow used
in investing
activities (105,909) (177,789) (71,880) (1,743,977) (966,716) 777,261
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The cash used in investing activities decreased over the comparable quarter due to the proceeds on sale of the Government of Canada bond which had been purchased earlier in the current year partially offset by higher cash outlays for capital expenditures. On an annual basis, cash requirements were higher in the current year due the cash outlay of $744.1 million in respect of the Company's initial investment in CW Media and the Mountain Cable business acquisition in Hamilton, Ontario partially offset by the final cash outlay in the prior year in respect of deposits for the wireless spectrum licenses.



Financing Activities

The changes in financing activities during the comparative periods were
as follows:

Three months Year ended
ended August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
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(In $millions Cdn)
Bank loans and bank
indebtedness - net repayments (5.3) - - (99.2)
Issuance of Cdn $1.25 billion
5.65% senior notes - - 1,246.0 -
Issuance of Cdn $650 million
6.75% senior notes - - 645.6 -
Issuance of Cdn $600 million
6.50% senior notes - - - 598.2
Senior notes issuance costs - - (10.1) (4.6)
Redemption of US $440 million
8.25% senior notes - - (465.5) -
Redemption of US $225 million
7.25% senior notes - - (238.1) -
Redemption of US $300 million
7.20% senior notes - - (312.6) -
Redemption of Videon
CableSystems Inc. 8.15%
Senior Debentures - - - (130.0)
Payments on cross-currency
agreements - - (291.9) -
Debt retirement costs - - (79.5) (9.2)
Dividends (95.2) (90.3) (372.1) (351.9)
Repayment of Partnership debt (0.1) (0.1) (0.5) (0.5)
Issue of Class B Non-Voting
Shares 7.8 4.1 47.1 57.0
Purchase of Class B Non-Voting
Shares for cancellation - - (118.1) (33.6)
Proceeds on cancellation of
bond forward contract - - - 10.8
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SUPPLEMENTARY QUARTERLY FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Service
operating Basic
income before earnings Funds flow
Service Amortization Net per share from
Revenue (1)(3) income(3) (3)(4) operations(2)
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($000's Cdn
except per
share amounts)
2010
Fourth 938,872 423,152 121,575 0.28 327,435
Third 943,632 435,822 158,216 0.37 350,810
Second 929,142 424,825 138,712 0.32 358,206
First 905,934 474,952 114,229 0.26 338,952
2009
Fourth 872,919 394,900 124,265 0.29 321,319
Third 861,382 395,547 132,151 0.31 356,046
Second 839,144 381,832 156,585 0.37 334,508
First 817,468 368,330 123,474 0.29 311,967
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(1) See definition and discussion under Key Performance Drivers in
Management's Discussion and Analysis.
(2) Funds flow from operations is presented before changes in net non-cash
working capital balances related to operations as presented in the
unaudited interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.
(3) 2009 is restated for the retrospective adoption of CICA Handbook
Section 3064, "Goodwill and Intangible Assets". See update to critical
accounting policies and estimates on page 21.
(4) Diluted earnings per share equals basic earnings per share except for
the second quarter of 2009 where diluted earnings per share is $0.36.


Generally, service revenue and service operating income before amortization have grown quarter-over-quarter mainly due to customer growth and rate increases with the exception of the second and fourth quarters of 2010. In the fourth quarter of 2010, service revenue and service operating income before amortization declined by $4.8 million and $12.7 million, respectively due to customer growth offset by timing of On-Demand events, increased promotional activity and timing of certain expenses including maintenance, marketing and sales as well as costs related to customer growth. Service operating income before amortization decreased by $50.1 million in the second quarter of 2010 due to the impact of the one-time Part II fee recovery of $75.3 million recorded in the previous quarter.

Net income has fluctuated quarter-over-quarter primarily as a result of the growth in service operating income before amortization described above, the impact of the net change in non-operating items such as debt retirement costs, loss on financial instruments, and the impact of corporate income tax rate reductions. Net income declined by $10.0 million in the first quarter of 2010 mainly due to debt retirement costs of $81.6 million in respect of the US senior note redemptions, the loss on financial instruments of $44.6 million, the total of which was partially offset by higher service operating income before amortization of $80.1 million (which includes the impact of the one-time Part II fee recovery of $75.3 million) and lower income taxes of $28.9 million. The lower income taxes were due to lower net income before taxes and an income tax recovery of $17.6 million related to reductions in corporate income tax rates in the first quarter of 2010. Net income increased by $24.5 million in the second quarter of 2010 due to the aforementioned items recorded in the previous quarter and the impact of customer growth, the Mountain Cable acquisition and lower costs including employee related and marketing expenses all of which were partially offset by increased taxes on higher net income before taxes. During the third quarter of 2010, net income increased by $19.5 million mainly due to higher service operating income before amortization and lower amortization. Net income declined by $36.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 due to lower service operating income before amortization of $12.7 and higher amortization expense of $14.7 million. During the second quarter of 2009, the Company recorded a future tax recovery related to reduction in corporate income tax rates which contributed $22.6 million to net income. Net income declined by $24.4 million in the third quarter of 2009 primarily due to the tax recovery recorded in the immediately preceding quarter. The decline in net income in the fourth quarter of 2009 of $7.9 million is mainly due to an increase in amortization expense. As a result of the aforementioned changes in net income, basic and diluted earnings per share have trended accordingly.

ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

Update to critical accounting policies and estimates

The Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") included in the Company's August 31, 2009 Annual Report outlined critical accounting policies including key estimates and assumptions that management has made under these policies and how they affect the amounts reported in the Consolidated Financial Statements. The MD&A also describes significant accounting policies where alternatives exist. Also described therein was a new accounting policy that the Company is required to adopt in fiscal 2010 as a result of changes in Canadian accounting pronouncements. The unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements follow the same accounting policies and methods of application as the most recent annual consolidated financial statements other than as set out below.

Goodwill and intangible assets

In 2010, the Company adopted CICA Handbook Section 3064, "Goodwill and Intangible Assets", which replaces Sections 3062, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets", and 3450, "Research and Development Costs". Section 3064 establishes standards for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of goodwill and intangible assets. As a result, connection costs that had been previously deferred and amortized, no longer meet the recognition criteria for intangible assets. In addition, the new standard requires computer software, that is not an integral part of the related hardware, to be classified as an intangible asset.

The provisions of Section 3064 were adopted retrospectively with restatement of prior periods. The impact on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as at August 31, 2010 and August 31, 2009 and on the Consolidated Statements of Income and Retained Earnings for the three months and year ended August 31, 2010 and 2009 is as follows:



Increase (decrease)
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August 31, 2010 August 31, 2009
$ $
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Consolidated balance sheets:
Property, plant and equipment (156,469) (105,180)
Deferred charges (4,266) (3,383)
Intangibles 156,469 105,180
Future income taxes (1,077) (863)
Retained earnings (3,189) (2,520)
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Decrease in retained earnings:
Adjustment for change in accounting policy (2,520) (3,756)
Increase (decrease) in net income (669) 1,236
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Three months ended August 31, Year ended August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
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$ $ $ $
Consolidated statements of income:
Decrease (increase) in operating,
general and administrative
expenses (830) 372 (883) 1,659
Decrease in amortization of
property, plant and equipment 8,907 9,529 33,285 30,774
Increase in amortization of
other intangibles (8,907) (9,529) (33,285) (30,774)
Decrease (increase) in income
tax expense 209 (95) 214 (423)
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Increase (decrease) in net
income and comprehensive income (621) 277 (669) 1,236
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Increase (decrease) in earnings
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Recent accounting pronouncements:

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

In February 2008, the CICA Accounting Standards Board (AScB) confirmed that Canadian publicly accountable enterprises will be required to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), for fiscal periods beginning on or after January 1, 2011. These standards require the Company to begin reporting under IFRS in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 with comparative data for the prior year. The table below outlines the phases involved in the changeover to IFRS.



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Phase Description and status
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Impact assessment and This phase includes establishment of a project
planning team and high-level review to determine potential
significant differences under IFRS as compared to
Canadian GAAP. This phase has been completed and
as a result, the Company has developed a
transition plan and a preliminary timeline to
comply with the changeover date while recognizing
that project activities and timelines may change
as a result of unexpected developments.
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Design and development - This phase includes (i) an in-depth review to
key elements identify and assess accounting and reporting
differences, (ii) evaluation and selection of
accounting policies, (iii) assessment of impact on
information systems, internal controls, and
business activities, and (iv) training and
communication with key stakeholders.

During 2009, the Company completed its preliminary
identification and assessment of accounting and
reporting differences. In addition, training was
provided to certain key employees involved in or
directly impacted by the conversion process.

During the current year, the assessment of the
impact on information systems and design phase of
system changes have been completed and the
implementation phase has commenced. The Company
has completed further in-depth evaluations of
those areas initially identified as being
potential accounting and reporting differences, as
well as the evaluation of IFRS 1
elections/exemptions which are discussed below.
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Implementation This phase includes integration of solutions into
processes and financial systems that are required
for the conversion to IFRS and parallel reporting
during the year prior to transition including
proforma financial statements and note
disclosures. Process solutions will incorporate
required revisions to internal controls during the
changeover and on an on-going basis.
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In the period leading up to the changeover, the AcSB will continue to issue accounting standards that are converged with IFRS, thus mitigating the impact of the adoption of IFRS at the changeover date. The International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") will also continue to issue new accounting standards during the conversion period and, as a result, the final impact of IFRS on the Company's consolidated financial statements will only be measured once all IFRS applicable at the conversion date are known.

The Company's adoption of IFRS will require the application of IFRS 1, First-Time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS 1"), which provides guidance for an entity's initial adoption of IFRS. IFRS 1 generally requires that an entity apply all IFRS effective at the end of its first IFRS reporting period retrospectively. However, IFRS 1 does include certain mandatory exceptions and limited optional exemptions in specified areas of certain standards from this general requirement. Management is assessing the exemptions available under IFRS 1 and their impact on the Company's future financial position. On adoption of IFRS, the significant optional exemptions being considered by the Company are as follows:



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Exemption Application of exemption
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Business combinations The Company expects to apply IFRS 3 prospectively
from its transition date and elect not to restate
any business combinations that occurred prior to
September 1, 2010.
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Employee benefits The Company expects to elect to recognize
cumulative actuarial gains and losses arising from
all of its defined benefit plans as at September
1, 2010 in opening retained earnings.
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Borrowing costs The Company expects to elect to apply IAS 23
"Borrowing Costs" prospectively from September 1,
2010.
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Management is in the process of quantifying the expected material differences between IFRS and the current accounting treatment under Canadian GAAP. Set out below are the key areas where changes in accounting policies are expected that may impact the Company's consolidated financial statements. The list and comments should not be regarded as a complete list of changes that will result from the transition to IFRS. It is intended to highlight those areas management believes to be most significant. However, the IASB has significant ongoing projects that could affect the ultimate differences between Canadian GAAP and IFRS and their impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements. Consequently, management's analysis of changes and policy decisions have been made based on its expectations regarding the accounting standards that we anticipate will be effective at the time of transition. The future impacts of IFRS will also depend on the particular circumstances prevailing in those years. At this stage, management is not able to reliably quantify the impacts expected on the Company's consolidated financial statements for these differences. Please see the section entitled "Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements".

The following significant differences between Canadian GAAP and IFRS have been identified that are expected to impact the Company's financial statements. This is not an exhaustive list of all of the changes that could occur during the transition to IFRS. At this time, the comprehensive impact of the changeover on the Company's future financial position and results of operations is not yet determinable. Management expects to complete this assessment in time for parallel recording of financial information in accordance with IFRS beginning September 1, 2010.

The Company continues to monitor and assess the impact of evolving differences between Canadian GAAP and IFRS, since the IASB is expected to continue to issue new accounting standards during the transition period. As a result, the final impact of IFRS on the Company's consolidated financial statements can only be measured once all the applicable IFRS at the conversion date are known.

Differences with respect to recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of financial information are expected to be in the following key accounting areas:



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Key accounting area Differences from Canadian GAAP, with potential
impact for the Company
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Presentation of Financial IAS 1 requires additional disclosures in the notes
Statements (IAS 1) to financial statements.
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Share-based Payments IFRS 2 requires cash-settled awards to employees
(IFRS 2) be measured at fair value at the initial grant
date and re-measured at fair value at the end of
each reporting period.
IFRS 2 also requires the fair value of stock-based
compensation awards to be recognized using a
graded vesting method based on the vesting period
of the options.
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Business Combinations IFRS 3R requires acquisition-related and
(IFRS 3R) restructuring costs to be expensed as incurred and
contingent consideration recorded at its fair
value on acquisition date; subsequent changes in
fair value of a contingent consideration
classified as a liability is recognized in
earnings.
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Income Taxes (IAS 12) IAS 12 recognition and measurement criteria for
deferred tax assets and liabilities may differ.
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Employee Benefits IAS 19 requires past service costs of defined
(IAS 19) benefit plans to be expensed on an accelerated
basis, with vested past service costs immediately
expensed and unvested past service costs amortized
on a straight line basis until benefits become
vested.

IAS 19 has an accounting policy choice that allows
the Company to recognize actuarial gains and
losses using one of the following methods:

- in net income using the corridor approach
amortized over the expected average remaining
working lives,
- in net income on a systematic basis for faster
recognition, including immediate recognition of
all actuarial gains and losses, or
- to recognize them in other comprehensive income,
as they occur.

The Company is currently reviewing the impact of
the accounting policy choice for recognition of
actuarial gains and losses.
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Interests in Joint Although IAS 31 currently permits the use of
Ventures (IAS 31) proportionate consolidation for joint venture
interests, proposed changes are expected to be
finalized prior to transition to require joint
venture interests to be accounted for using the
equity method.
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Impairment of Assets IAS 36 uses a one-step approach for the
(IAS 36) identification and measurement of impairment of
assets. The carrying value of assets is compared
to the greater of its fair value less costs to
sell and value in use, which is based on the net
present value of future cash flows. Impairment of
assets, other than goodwill, is reversed in a
subsequent period if circumstances change such
that the previously determined impairment is
reduced or eliminated.
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Provisions, Contingent IAS 37 uses a different threshold for recognition
Liabilities and of a contingent liability that could impact the
Contingent Assets timing of when a provision may be recorded.
(IAS 37)
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Intangible Assets IAS 38 prohibits the amortization of indefinite-
(IAS 38) lived intangibles and reinstatement of previous
amortization is required.
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2011 GUIDANCE

With respect to 2011 guidance, the Company expects continued growth in the core Cable and Satellite business and on a preliminary basis, expects that the growth rate of core consolidated service operating income before amortization will decline modestly compared to last year's organic growth rate of approximately 7.5% as a result of competitive market pressures and higher programming costs. Capital investment is expected to decline and cash taxes are estimated to increase. Overall, for Cable and Satellite, the Company expects free cash flow of approximately $550 million which, excluding the Part II fee recovery in 2010, represents a growth rate of approximately 20%. This guidance does not incorporate the new media assets which will immediately be accretive to free cash flow.

The investment associated with the Wireless build is being tracked and reported separately from the free cash flow generated from ongoing operations. The Company plans to invest approximately $200 million during 2011 on its Wireless initiative.

Certain important assumptions for 2011 guidance purposes include: customer growth continuing generally in line with historical trends; stable pricing environment for Shaw's products relative to today's rates; no significant market disruption or other significant changes in competition or regulation that would have a material impact; cash income taxes to be paid or payable in 2011; and a stable regulatory environment.

See the section below entitled "Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements".

CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements included and incorporated by reference herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. When used, the words "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "plan", "intend", "target", "guideline", "goal", and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, references to future capital expenditures (including the amount and nature thereof), financial guidance for future performance, business strategies and measures to implement strategies, competitive strengths, goals, expansion and growth of Shaw's business and operations, plans and references to the future success of Shaw. These forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions, some of which are noted above, and analyses made by Shaw in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments as well as other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances as of the current date. These assumptions include but are not limited to general economic and industry growth rates, currency exchange rates, technology deployment, content and equipment costs, and industry structure and stability.

Whether actual results and developments will conform with expectations and predictions of the Company is subject to a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic, market or business conditions; the opportunities that may be available to Shaw; Shaw's ability to execute its strategic plans; changes in the competitive environment in the markets in which Shaw operates and from the development of new markets for emerging technologies; changes in laws, regulations and decisions by regulators that affect Shaw or the markets in which it operates in both Canada and the United States; Shaw's status as a holding company with separate operating subsidiaries; changing conditions in the entertainment, information and communications industries; risks associated with the economic, political and regulatory policies of local governments and laws and policies of Canada and the United States; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Shaw. The foregoing is not an exhaustive list of all possible factors. Should one or more of these risks materialize or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those as described herein. Consequently, all of the forward-looking statements made in this report and the documents incorporated by reference herein are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Shaw will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company.

You should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. The Company utilizes forward-looking statements in assessing its performance. Certain investors, analysts and others, utilize the Company's financial guidance and other forward-looking information in order to assess the Company's expected operational and financial performance and as an indicator of its ability to service debt and return cash to shareholders. The Company's financial guidance may not be appropriate for other purposes.

Any forward-looking statement (and such risks, uncertainties and other factors) speaks only as of the date on which it was originally made and the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained in this document to reflect any change in expectations with regard to those statements or any other change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law. New factors affecting the Company emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict what factors will arise or when. In addition, the Company cannot assess the impact of each factor on its business or the extent to which any particular factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement.



CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)

(thousands of Canadian dollars) August 31, 2010 August 31, 2009
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Restated - note 1

ASSETS
Current
Cash and cash equivalents 216,735 253,862
Short-term securities - 199,375
Accounts receivable 196,415 194,483
Inventories 53,815 52,304
Prepaids and other 33,844 35,688
Derivative instruments (note 10) 66,718 -
Future income taxes 27,996 21,957
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595,523 757,669
Investments and other assets (note 11) 743,273 194,854
Property, plant and equipment 3,004,649 2,716,364
Deferred charges 232,843 256,355
Intangibles
Broadcast rights (note 3) 5,061,153 4,816,153
Spectrum licenses (note 1) 190,912 -
Goodwill (note 3) 169,143 88,111
Other intangibles 156,469 105,180
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10,153,965 8,934,686
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LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 623,070 563,110
Income taxes payable 170,581 25,320
Unearned revenue 145,491 133,798
Current portion of long-term debt (note 4) 557 481,739
Derivative instruments (note 10) 79,740 173,050
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1,019,439 1,377,017
Long-term debt (note 4) 3,981,671 2,668,749
Other long-term liabilities (note 9) 291,500 104,964
Derivative instruments (note 10) 6,482 292,560
Deferred credits 632,482 659,073
Future income taxes 1,451,859 1,336,859
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7,383,433 6,439,222
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Shareholders' equity
Share capital (note 5) 2,250,498 2,113,849
Contributed surplus (note 5) 53,330 38,022
Retained earnings 457,728 382,227
Accumulated other comprehensive
income (loss) (note 7) 8,976 (38,634)
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2,770,532 2,495,464
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10,153,965 8,934,686
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See accompanying notes



CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND RETAINED EARNINGS
(unaudited)

Three months Year ended
(thousands of Canadian ended August 31, August 31,
dollars except per ---------------------------------------------
share amounts) 2010 2009 2010 2009
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Restated- Restated-
note 1 note 1

Service revenue (note 2) 938,872 872,919 3,717,580 3,390,913
Operating, general and
administrative expenses 515,720 478,019 1,958,829 1,850,304
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Service operating income
before amortization (note 2) 423,152 394,900 1,758,751 1,540,609
Amortization:
Deferred IRU revenue 3,136 3,137 12,546 12,547
Deferred equipment revenue 29,031 32,655 120,639 132,974
Deferred equipment costs (54,568) (61,045) (228,714) (247,110)
Deferred charges (257) (257) (1,025) (1,025)
Property, plant
and equipment (141,704) (123,082) (526,432) (449,808)
Other intangibles (8,907) (9,529) (33,285) (30,774)
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Operating income 249,883 236,779 1,102,480 957,413
Amortization of financing
costs - long-term debt (957) (1,066) (3,972) (3,984)
Interest expense - debt
(note 2) (62,504) (62,400) (248,011) (237,047)
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186,422 173,313 850,497 716,382
Debt retirement costs - - (81,585) (8,255)
Loss on financial
instruments (note 10) (26) - (47,306) -
Other gains (losses) (2,829) 828 5,513 19,644
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Income before income taxes 183,567 174,141 727,119 727,771
Current income tax
expense (note 2) 40,435 23,300 167,767 23,300
Future income tax expense 13,007 26,576 15,370 167,897
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Income before the following 130,125 124,265 543,982 536,574
Equity loss on investee
(note 11) (8,550) - (11,250) (99)
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Net income 121,575 124,265 532,732 536,475
Retained earnings, beginning
of period 431,380 351,069 384,747 226,408
Adjustment for adoption of
new accounting policy
(note 1) - (2,797) (2,520) (3,756)
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Retained earnings, beginning
of period restated 431,380 348,227 382,227 222,652
Reduction on Class B
Non-Voting Shares purchased
for cancellation (note 5) - - (85,143) (25,017)
Dividends - Class A Shares
and Class B Non-Voting Shares (95,227) (90,310) (372,088) (351,883)
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Retained earnings, end
of period 457,728 382,227 457,728 382,227
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Earnings per share (note 6)
Basic and diluted 0.28 0.29 1.23 1.25
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(thousands of shares)
Weighted average participating
shares outstanding during
period 432,913 430,117 432,675 429,153
Participating shares
outstanding, end of
period 433,142 430,238 433,142 430,238
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See accompanying notes



CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME AND ACCUMULATED OTHER
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(unaudited)

Three months Year ended
ended August 31, August 31,
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(thousands of Canadian dollars) 2010 2009 2010 2009
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Restated- Restated-
note 1 note 1

Net income 121,575 124,265 532,732 536,475

Other comprehensive income
(loss) (note 7)
Change in unrealized fair
value of derivatives
designated as cash flow
hedges 8,591 2,555 (43,631) 22,588
Realized gains on cancellation
of forward purchase contracts - - - 9,314
Adjustment for hedged items
recognized in the period 1,001 5,460 13,644 14,443
Reclassification of foreign
exchange loss (gain) on
hedging derivatives to income
to offset foreign exchange
adjustments on US
denominated debt - (2,733) 34,940 (27,336)
Reclassification of remaining
losses on hedging derivatives
to income upon early
redemption of hedged US
denominated debt - - 42,658 -
Unrealized gain on
available-for-sale
investment 876 - 380 -
Reclassification of realized
gain to income on disposal
of available-for-sale
investment (380) - (380) -
Unrealized foreign exchange
gain (loss) on translation
of a self-sustaining foreign
operation 1 1 (1) 31
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10,089 5,283 47,610 19,040
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Comprehensive income 131,664 129,548 580,342 555,515

Accumulated other
comprehensive loss,
beginning of period (1,113) (43,917) (38,634) (57,674)
Other comprehensive income 10,089 5,283 47,610 19,040
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Accumulated other
comprehensive income (loss),
end of period 8,976 (38,634) 8,976 (38,634)
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See accompanying notes



CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)

Three months Year ended
ended August 31, August 31,
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(thousands of Canadian dollars) 2010 2009 2010 2009
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Restated- Restated-
note 1 note 1

OPERATING ACTIVITIES (note 8)
Funds flow from operations 327,435 321,319 1,375,403 1,323,840
Net decrease in non-cash
working capital balances
related to operations 88,033 30,924 81,756 59,090
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415,468 352,243 1,457,159 1,382,930
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INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Additions to property,
plant and equipment (note 2) (200,299) (149,505) (681,589) (623,695)
Additions to equipment
costs (net) (note 2) (26,087) (33,065) (98,308) (124,968)
Additions to other
intangibles (note 2) (34,926) (8,218) (60,785) (54,223)
Proceeds on cancellation
of US forward purchase
contracts - - - 13,384
Net reduction (addition)
to inventories (1,796) 12,729 (1,261) (530)
Deposits on wireless
spectrum licenses - - - (152,465)
Cable business acquisition
(note 3) - - (158,805) (46,300)
Purchase of Government of
Canada bond (note 10) - - (158,968) -
Proceeds on sale of
Government of Canada
bond (note 10) 159,405 - 159,405 -
Proceeds on disposal of
property, plant and
equipment (note 2) 169 270 430 22,081
Addition to investments
and other assets (note 11) (2,375) - (744,096) -
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(105,909) (177,789) (1,743,977) (966,716)
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FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Decrease in bank indebtedness (5,262) - - (44,201)
Increase in long-term debt,
net of discounts - - 1,891,656 839,839
Senior notes issuance costs (32) - (10,109) (4,684)
Long-term debt repayments (139) (131) (1,016,711) (427,124)
Payments on cross-currency
agreements (note 10) - - (291,920) -
Debt retirement costs - - (79,488) (9,161)
Proceeds on cancellation of
bond forward contract - - - 10,757
Issue of Class B Non-Voting
Shares, net of after-tax
expenses (note 5) 7,835 4,143 47,126 56,996
Purchase of Class B
Non-Voting Shares for
cancellation (note 5) - - (118,150) (33,574)
Dividends paid on Class A
Shares and Class B
Non-Voting Shares (95,227) (90,310) (372,088) (351,883)
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(92,825) (86,298) 50,316 36,965
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Effect of currency translation
on cash balances and cash
flows 1 34 - 58
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Increase (decrease) in cash 216,735 88,190 (236,502) 453,237
Cash, beginning of the period - 365,047 453,237 -
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Cash, end of the period 216,735 453,237 216,735 453,237
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Cash includes cash, cash equivalents and short-term securities

See accompanying notes


NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited)

August 31, 2010 and 2009

(all amounts in thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts)

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Shaw Communications Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Company"). The notes presented in these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements include only significant events and transactions occurring since the Company's last fiscal year end and are not fully inclusive of all matters required to be disclosed in the Company's annual audited consolidated financial statements. As a result, these unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements for the year ended August 31, 2009.

The unaudited interim Consolidated Financial Statements follow the same accounting policies and methods of application as the most recent annual consolidated financial statements except as noted below.

Spectrum licenses

During the first quarter, the Company received its ownership compliance decision from Industry Canada and was granted its Advanced Wireless Spectrum ("AWS") licenses. Accordingly, the deposits on spectrum licenses were then reclassified from Investments and other assets to Intangibles. AWS licenses have indefinite useful lives and are not amortized but are subject to an annual review for impairment by comparing the estimated fair value to the carrying amount.

Adoption of recent accounting pronouncements

Goodwill and intangible assets

Effective September 1, 2009, the Company adopted CICA Handbook Section 3064, "Goodwill and Intangible Assets", which replaces Sections 3062, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets", and 3450, "Research and Development Costs". Section 3064 establishes standards for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of goodwill and intangible assets. As a result, connection costs that had been previously deferred and amortized, no longer meet the recognition criteria for intangible assets. In addition, the new standard requires computer software, that is not an integral part of the related hardware, to be classified as an intangible asset.

The provisions of Section 3064 were adopted retrospectively with restatement of prior periods. The impact on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as at August 31, 2010 and August 31, 2009 and on the Consolidated Statements of Income and Retained Earnings for the three months and year ended August 31, 2010 and 2009 is as follows:



Increase (decrease)
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August 31, 2010 August 31, 2009
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$ $
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Consolidated balance sheets:
Property, plant and equipment (156,469) (105,180)
Deferred charges (4,266) (3,383)
Intangibles 156,469 105,180
Future income taxes (1,077) (863)
Retained earnings (3,189) (2,520)
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Decrease in retained earnings:
Adjustment for change in accounting policy (2,520) (3,756)
Increase (decrease) in net income (669) 1,236
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Three months ended Year ended
August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
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$ $ $ $
Consolidated statements of income:
Decrease (increase) in operating,
general and administrative expenses (830) 372 (883) 1,659
Decrease in amortization of property,
plant and equipment 8,907 9,529 33,285 30,774
Increase in amortization of other
intangibles (8,907) (9,529) (33,285) (30,774)
Decrease (increase) in income tax
expense 209 (95) 214 (423)
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Increase (decrease) in net income and
comprehensive income (621) 277 (669) 1,236
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Increase (decrease) in earnings per
share - - - -
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The cash outflows for additions to other intangibles have been reclassified from property, plant and equipment and presented separately in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three months and year ended August 31, 2010 and 2009.

Recent accounting pronouncements

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

In February 2008, the CICA Accounting Standards Board (AScB) confirmed that Canadian publicly accountable enterprises will be required to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), for fiscal periods beginning on or after January 1, 2011. These standards require the Company to begin reporting under IFRS in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 with comparative data for the prior year. The Company has developed its plan and has completed the preliminary identification and assessment of the accounting and reporting differences under IFRS as compared to Canadian GAAP. Evaluation of accounting policies is in progress; however, at this time, the full impact of adopting IFRS is not reasonably estimable or determinable.

2. BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company provides cable television services, high-speed Internet access, Digital Phone and Internet infrastructure services ("Cable"); DTH satellite services (Shaw Direct); and, satellite distribution services ("Satellite Services"). During the second quarter, the Company commenced its initial wireless activities and began reporting this new business as a separate operating unit. All of these operations are substantially located in Canada. Information on operations by segment is as follows:



Operating information
Three months ended Twelve months ended
August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
$ $ $ $
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Service revenue
Cable 742,471 683,690 2,931,976 2,635,832
DTH 180,624 172,608 721,952 684,831
Satellite Services 20,392 22,012 82,600 90,205
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943,487 878,310 3,736,528 3,410,868
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Inter segment -
Cable (1,032) (1,227) (4,565) (4,850)
DTH (2,708) (3,289) (10,883) (11,605)
Satellite Services (875) (875) (3,500) (3,500)
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938,872 872,919 3,717,580 3,390,913
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Service operating income
(expenditures) before
amortization (1)
Cable 356,466 328,379 1,456,827 1,271,279
DTH 58,940 55,686 265,016 223,499
Satellite Services 9,052 10,835 38,304 45,831
Wireless (1,306) - (1,396) -
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423,152 394,900 1,758,751 1,540,609
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Interest (2)
Cable 52,131 55,501 213,898 209,438
DTH and Satellite Services 6,563 6,563 26,251 26,251
Wireless 3,481 - 6,536 -
Burrard Landing Lot 2 Holdings
Partnership 329 336 1,326 1,358
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62,504 62,400 248,011 237,047
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Cash taxes (3)
Cable 16,995 23,300 136,000 23,300
DTH and Satellite Services 6,000 - 44,000 -
Other/non-operating 17,440 - (12,233) -
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40,435 23,300 167,767 23,300
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(1) The twelve months ended August 31, 2010 includes the impact of a
one-time CRTC Part II fee recovery of $48,662 for Cable and $26,570 for
combined satellite.
(2) The Company reports interest on a segmented basis for Cable, Wireless
and combined satellite only. It does not report interest on a segmented
basis for DTH and Satellite Services. Interest is allocated to the
Wireless division based on the Company's average cost of borrowing to
fund the capital expenditures and operating costs.
(3) The Company reports cash taxes on a segmented basis for Cable and
combined satellite only. It does not report cash taxes on a segmented
basis for DTH and Satellite Services.


Capital expenditures
Three months ended Year ended
August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
$ $ $ $
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Capital expenditures accrual basis
Cable 211,562 165,068 656,119 612,101
Corporate 39,111 13,678 83,017 46,761
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Sub-total Cable including
corporate 250,673 178,746 739,136 658,862
Satellite (net of equipment
profit) 1,328 2,591 5,252 5,099
Wireless 87,536 - 96,714 -
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339,537 181,337 841,102 663,961
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Equipment costs (net of revenue
received)
Cable 5,070 7,647 17,949 35,222
Satellite 21,017 21,402 80,359 76,362
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26,087 29,049 98,308 111,584
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Capital expenditures and equipment
costs (net)
Cable 255,743 186,393 757,085 694,084
Satellite 22,345 23,993 85,611 81,461
Wireless 87,536 - 96,714 -
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365,624 210,386 939,410 775,545
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Reconciliation to Consolidated
Statements of Cash Flows
Additions to property, plant and
equipment 200,299 149,505 681,589 623,695
Additions to equipment costs (net) 26,087 33,065 98,308 124,968
Additions to other intangibles 34,926 8,218 60,785 54,223
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Total of capital expenditures and
equipment costs (net) per
Consolidated Statements of Cash
Flows 261,312 190,788 840,682 802,886
Increase in working capital
related to capital expenditures 105,327 24,765 102,232 11,559
Less: Realized gains on
cancellation of US dollar forward
purchase contracts (1) - (4,016) - (13,384)
Less: Proceeds on disposal of
property, plant and equipment (169) (270) (430) (22,081)
Less: Satellite equipment profit
(2) (812) (881) (3,040) (3,435)
Less: Partnership capital
expenditures (3) (34) - (34) -
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Total capital expenditures and
equipment costs (net)
reported by segments 365,624 210,386 939,410 775,545
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(1) During the first quarter of the prior year, the Company realized gains
totaling $13,384 on cancellation of certain of its US dollar forward
purchase contracts in respect of capital expenditures and equipment
costs. The gains were included in other comprehensive income and
reclassified to the initial carrying amount of capital assets or
equipment costs when the assets were recognized.
(2) The profit from the sale of satellite equipment is subtracted from the
calculation of segmented capital expenditures and equipment costs (net)
as the Company views the profit on sale as a recovery of expenditures on
customer premise equipment.
(3) Consolidated capital expenditures include the Company's proportionate
share of the Burrard Landing Lot 2 Holdings Partnership
(the "Partnership") capital expenditures which the Company is required
to proportionately consolidate. As the Partnership's operations are self
funded, the Partnership's capital expenditures are subtracted from the
calculation of segmented capital expenditures and equipment costs (net).


Assets
August 31, 2010
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Satellite
Cable DTH Services Wireless Total
$ $ $ $ $
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Segment assets 7,111,526 844,502 483,404 287,626 8,727,058
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Corporate assets 1,426,907
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Total assets 10,153,965
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August 31, 2009
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Satellite
Cable DTH Services Wireless Total
$ $ $ $ $
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Segment assets 6,599,120 855,283 498,720 190,912 8,144,035
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Corporate assets 790,651
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Total assets 8,934,686
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3. BUSINESS ACQUISITION

August 31, 2010
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Issuance of Class B Total purchase
Cash (1) Non-Voting Shares price
$ $ $
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Cable system 163,875 120,000 283,875
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(1) The cash consideration paid, net of cash acquired of $5,070, was
$158,805.

A summary of net assets acquired on the Hamilton cable business acquisition,
accounted for as a purchase, is as follows:

$
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Net assets acquired at assigned fair values
Investments 206
Property, plant and equipment 57,796
Broadcast rights 245,000
Goodwill, not deductible for tax 81,032
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384,034
Working capital deficiency (27,397)
Future income taxes (72,762)
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283,875
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The Company closed the purchase of all of the outstanding shares of Mountain Cablevision in Hamilton, Ontario in late October 2009. The cable system serves approximately 41,000 basic subscribers and results of operations have been included commencing November 1, 2009.



4. LONG-TERM DEBT

August 31, 2010
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Long-term Adjustment Long-term
Effective debt at for debt
interest amortized finance repayable at
rates cost (1) costs (1) maturity
% $ $ $
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Corporate (6)
Senior notes-
Cdn $600,000 6.50% due
June 2, 2014 6.56 594,941 5,059 600,000
Cdn $400,000 5.70% due
March 2, 2017 5.72 396,124 3,876 400,000
Cdn $450,000 6.10% due
November 16, 2012 6.11 447,749 2,251 450,000
Cdn $300,000 6.15% due
May 9, 2016 6.34 292,978 7,022 300,000
Cdn $1,250,000 5.65% due
October 1, 2019 (3) 5.69 1,240,673 9,327 1,250,000
Cdn $650,000 6.75% due
November 9, 2039 (4) 6.80 641,684 8,316 650,000
US $440,000 8.25% due
April 11, 2010 (2) 7.88 - - -
US $225,000 7.25% due
April 6, 2011 (2) 7.68 - - -
US $300,000 7.20% due
December 15, 2011 (2) 7.61 - - -
Cdn $350,000 7.50% due
November 20, 2013 7.50 347,129 2,871 350,000
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3,961,278 38,722 4,000,000
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Other subsidiaries and
entities
Burrard Landing Lot 2
Holdings Partnership 6.31 20,950 83 21,033
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Total consolidated debt 3,982,228 38,805 4,021,033
Less current portion (5) 557 19 576
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3,981,671 38,786 4,020,457
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August 31, 2009
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Translated Adjustment
at year for hedged
end debt and Long-term
exchange finance debt repayable
rate (1) costs (1)(2) at maturity
$ $ $
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Corporate (6)
Senior notes-
Cdn $600,000 6.50% due June 2,
2014 593,824 6,176 600,000
Cdn $400,000 5.70% due March 2,
2017 395,646 4,354 400,000
Cdn $450,000 6.10% due
November 16, 2012 446,836 3,164 450,000
Cdn $300,000 6.15% due May 9,
2016 291,987 8,013 300,000
Cdn $1,250,000 5.65% due
October 1, 2019 (3) - - -
Cdn $650,000 6.75% due
November 9, 2039 (4) - - -
US $440,000 8.25% due April 11,
2010 (2) 481,198 161,422 642,620
US $225,000 7.25% due April 6,
2011 (2) 245,632 110,206 355,838
US $300,000 7.20% due
December 15, 2011 (2) 327,512 149,338 476,850
Cdn $350,000 7.50% due
November 20, 2013 346,380 3,620 350,000
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3,129,015 446,293 3,575,308
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Other subsidiaries and entities
Burrard Landing Lot 2 Holdings
Partnership 21,473 101 21,574
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Total consolidated debt 3,150,488 446,394 3,596,882
Less current portion (5) 481,739 161,422 643,161
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2,668,749 284,972 2,953,721
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(1) Long-term debt, excluding bank loans, is presented net of unamortized
discounts, finance costs and bond forward proceeds of $38,805. (August
31, 2009 - $27,761).

(2) Foreign denominated long-term debt was translated at the year-end
foreign exchange rate of 1.095 Cdn. If the rate of translation had been
adjusted to reflect the hedged rates of the Company's cross-currency
interest rate agreements (which fixed the liability for interest and
principal), long-term debt would have increased by $418,633. The US
senior notes were redeemed in October 2009.

(3) On October 1, 2009 the Company issued $1,250,000 of senior notes at a
rate of 5.65%. The effective rate is 5.69% due to the discount on
issuance. The senior notes are unsecured obligations that rank equally
and ratably with all existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness.
The notes are redeemable at the Company's option at any time in whole or
in part, prior to maturity at 100% of the principal plus a make-whole
premium.

(4) On November 9, 2009, the Company issued $650,000 of senior notes at a
rate of 6.75%. The effective rate is 6.80% due to the discount on
issuance. The senior notes are unsecured obligations that rank equally
and ratably with all existing and future senior unsecured indebtedness.
The notes are redeemable at the Company's option at any time, in whole
or in part, prior to maturity at 100% of the principal plus a make-whole
premium.

(5) Current portion of long-term debt at August 31, 2010 includes the amount
due within one year on the Partnership's mortgage bonds.

(6) Subsequent to year end, the Company put in place a new unsecured
$500,000 revolving credit facility to provide additional liquidity. This
new facility has been provided by certain parties of the existing
syndicated banking facility and is subject to substantially similar
terms and conditions.


5. SHARE CAPITAL

Issued and outstanding

Changes in Class A Share and Class B Non-Voting Share capital during the year ended August 31, 2010 are as follows:



Class A Shares Class B Non-Voting Shares
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Number $ Number $
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August 31, 2009 22,520,064 2,468 407,717,782 2,111,381
Issued upon stock option plan
exercises - - 2,862,969 49,786
Issued in respect of an
acquisition (note 3) - - 6,141,250 120,000
Share issue costs - - - (130)
Purchase of shares for
cancellation - - (6,100,000) (33,007)
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August 31, 2010 22,520,064 2,468 410,622,001 2,248,030
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Purchase of shares for cancellation

During the year ended August 31, 2010, the Company purchased 6,100,000 Class B Non-Voting Shares for cancellation for $118,150 of which $33,007 reduced the stated capital of the Class B Non-Voting Shares and $85,143 was charged against retained earnings.

Stock option plan

Under a stock option plan, directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company are eligible to receive stock options to acquire Class B Non-Voting Shares with terms not to exceed 10 years from the date of grant. Options granted up to August 31, 2010 vest evenly on the anniversary dates from the original grant at either 25% per year over four years or 20% per year over five years. The options must be issued at not less than the fair market value of the Class B Non-Voting Shares at the date of grant. The maximum number of Class B Non-Voting Shares issuable under the plan may not exceed 52,000,000. To date 14,104,585 Class B Non-Voting Shares have been issued under the plan. During the twelve months ended August 31, 2010, 2,862,969 options were exercised for $47,256.



The changes in options for the year ended August 31, 2010 are as follows:

Weighted average
exercise price
Number $
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Outstanding, beginning of period 23,714,667 20.21
Granted 3,965,000 19.30
Forfeited (823,548) 20.80
Exercised (2,862,969) 16.51
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Outstanding, end of period 23,993,150 20.48
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The following table summarizes information about the options outstanding at
August 31, 2010:

Weighted
average Weighted Weighted
remaining average average
Number contractual exercise Number exercise
Range of prices outstanding life price exercisable price
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$8.69 20,000 3.14 $ 8.69 20,000 $ 8.69
$14.85 - $22.27 16,067,400 7.19 $18.53 7,464,544 $17.51
$22.28 - $26.20 7,905,750 7.01 $24.46 4,089,500 $24.39
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The weighted average estimated fair value at the date of the grant for common share options granted was $2.89 per option (2009 - $2.99 per option) and $2.94 per option (2009 - $3.02 per option) for the three and twelve months ended, respectively. The fair value of each option granted was estimated on the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model with the following assumptions:



Three months ended Year ended
August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
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Dividend yield 4.59% 4.30% 4.52% 4.28%
Risk-free interest rate 2.57% 1.92% 2.52% 1.94%
Expected life of options 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years
Expected volatility factor of the
future expected market price of
Class B Non-Voting Shares 25.8% 26.6% 25.9% 26.5%
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Contributed surplus

The changes in contributed surplus are as follows:

Year ended August 31, 2010
$
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Balance, beginning of period 38,022
Stock-based compensation 17,838
Stock options exercised (2,530)
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Balance, end of period 53,330
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6. EARNINGS PER SHARE

Earnings per share calculations are as follows:

Three months ended Year ended
August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
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Numerator for basic and diluted
earnings per share ($)
Net income 121,575 124,265 532,732 536,475
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Denominator (thousands of shares)
Weighted average number of Class A
Shares and Class B Non-Voting Shares
for basic earnings per share 432,913 430,117 432,675 429,153
Effect of dilutive securities 1,115 965 1,207 1,628
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Weighted average number of Class A
Shares and Class B Non-Voting Shares
for diluted earnings per share 434,028 431,082 433,882 430,781
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Earnings per share ($)
Basic and diluted 0.28 0.29 1.23 1.25
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7. OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) AND ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

Components of other comprehensive income (loss) and the related income tax effects for the year ended August 31, 2010 are as follows:



Amount Income taxes Net
$ $ $
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Change in unrealized fair value of
derivatives designated as
cash flow hedges (53,131) 9,500 (43,631)
Adjustment for hedged items
Recognized in the period 19,484 (5,840) 13,644
Reclassification of foreign
exchange loss on hedging
derivatives to income to offset
foreign exchange gain on US
denominated debt 40,505 (5,565) 34,940
Reclassification of remaining
losses on hedging derivatives
to income upon early redemption of
hedged US denominated debt 50,121 (7,463) 42,658
Unrealized gain on available-for-sale
investment 437 (57) 380
Reclassification of realized gain
to income on disposal of
available-for-sale investment (437) 57 (380)
Unrealized foreign exchange loss on
translation of a
self-sustaining foreign operation (1) - (1)
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56,978 (9,368) 47,610
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Components of other comprehensive income (loss) and the related income tax
Effects for the three months ended August 31, 2010 are as follows:

Amount Income taxes Net
$ $ $
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Change in unrealized fair value of
derivatives designated as
cash flow hedges 9,955 (1,364) 8,591
Adjustment for hedged items
Recognized in the period 1,416 (415) 1,001
Unrealized gain on
available-for-sale investment 1,007 (131) 876
Reclassification of realized gain
to income on disposal of
available-for-sale investment (437) 57 (380)
Unrealized foreign exchange loss on
translation of a self-sustaining
foreign operation 1 - 1
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11,942 (1,853) 10,089
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Components of other comprehensive income (loss) and the related income tax
effects for the year ended August 31, 2009 are as follows:

Amount Income taxes Net
$ $ $
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Change in unrealized fair value of
derivatives designated as
cash flow hedges 26,693 (4,105) 22,588
Proceeds on cancellation of forward
purchase contracts 13,384 (4,070) 9,314
Adjustment for hedged items
recognized in the period 14,518 (75) 14,443
Reclassification of foreign
exchange gain on hedging
derivatives to income to offset
foreign exchange loss on US
denominated debt (31,845) 4,509 (27,336)
Unrealized foreign exchange gain on
translation of a
self-sustaining foreign operation 31 - 31
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22,781 (3,741) 19,040
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Components of other comprehensive income (loss) and the related income tax
effects for the three months ended August 31, 2009 are as follows:

Amount Income taxes Net
$ $ $
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Change in unrealized fair value of
derivatives designated as
cash flow hedges 3,037 (482) 2,555
Adjustment for hedged items
recognized in the period 5,753 (293) 5,460
Reclassification of foreign
exchange gain on hedging
derivatives to income to offset
foreign exchange loss on US
denominated debt (3,185) 452 (2,733)
Unrealized foreign exchange gain on
translation of a
self-sustaining foreign operation 1 - 1
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5,606 (323) 5,283
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Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) is comprised of the following:

August 31, 2010 August 31, 2009
$ $
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Unrealized foreign exchange gain on
translation of a
self-sustaining foreign operation 349 350
Fair value of derivatives 8,627 (38,984)
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8,976 (38,634)
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8. STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Disclosures with respect to the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows are
as follows:

(i) Funds flow from operations

Three months ended Year ended
August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
$ $ $ $
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Net income 121,575 124,265 532,732 536,475
Non-cash items:
Amortization
Deferred IRU revenue (3,136) (3,137) (12,546) (12,547)
Deferred equipment revenue (29,031) (32,655) (120,639) (132,974)
Deferred equipment costs 54,568 61,045 228,714 247,110
Deferred charges 257 257 1,025 1,025
Property, plant and equipment 141,704 123,082 526,432 449,808
Other intangibles 8,907 9,529 33,285 30,774
Financing costs - long-term debt 957 1,066 3,972 3,984
Future income tax expense 13,007 26,576 15,370 167,897
Equity loss on investee 8,550 - 11,250 99
Debt retirement costs - - 81,585 8,255
Stock-based compensation 4,641 4,492 17,838 16,974
Defined benefit pension plan 6,969 6,513 27,875 26,052
Gain on cancellation of bond forward - - - (10,757)
Loss on financial instruments 26 - 47,306 -
Realized loss on settlement of
financial instruments (7,033) - (26,357) -
Other 5,474 286 7,561 (8,335)
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Funds flow from operations 327,435 321,319 1,375,403 1,323,840
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(ii) Changes in non-cash working capital balances related to operations
include the following:

Three months ended Year ended
August 31, August 31,
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2010 2009 2010 2009
$ $ $ $
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Accounts receivable 3,938 6,001 (1,217) (5,714)
Prepaids and other (4,567) (3,235) (2,211) (14,393)
Accounts payable and accrued
liabilities 46,358 365 (76,608) 47,781
Income taxes payable 40,379 23,299 156,748 22,894
Unearned revenue 1,925 4,494 5,044 8,522
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88,033 30,924 81,756 59,090
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(iii) Interest and income taxes paid and classified as operating activities
are as follows:

Three months ended Year ended
August 31, August 31,
----------------------------------------
2010 2009 2010 2009
$ $ $ $
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Interest 18,984 25,705 237,377 231,594
Income taxes 54 3 4,243 404
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(iv) Non-cash transaction:

The Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows exclude the following non-cash
transaction:

Twelve months ended
August 31,
-----------------------
2010 2009
$ $
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Issuance of Class B Non-Voting Shares on a
cable system acquisition 120,000 -
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9. OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES

Other long-term liabilities include the long-term portion of the Company's defined benefit pension plan of $132,839 and the liability of $158,661 with respect to the principal components of the US $300,000 amended cross-currency interest rate agreements. The total benefit costs expensed under the Company's defined benefit pension were $7,331 (2009 - $6,875) and $29,323 (2009 - $27,500) for the three months and year ended August 31, 2010, respectively.

10. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

During the first quarter, the Company redeemed all of its outstanding US $440,000 8.25% senior notes due April 11, 2010, US $225,000 7.25% senior notes due April 6, 2011 and US $300,000 7.20% senior notes due December 15, 2011. In conjunction with the redemption of the US $440,000 and US $225,000 senior notes, the Company paid $146,065 to unwind and settle a portion of the principal component of two of the associated cross-currency interest rate swaps and simultaneously entered into offsetting currency swap transactions for the remaining outstanding notional principal amounts (i.e. the end of swap notional exchanges) and paid $145,855 in respect of these offsetting swap transactions. The derivatives have been classified as held for trading as they are not accounted for as hedging instruments. In addition, upon redemption of the US $300,000 senior notes, the Company entered into amended agreements with the counterparties of the cross-currency agreements to fix the settlement of the principal liability on December 15, 2011 at $162,150. As a result, there is no further foreign exchange rate exposure in respect of the principal component of the cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements.

Upon redemption of the underlying hedged US denominated debt, the associated cross-currency interest rate exchange agreements no longer qualify as cash flow hedges and the remaining loss in accumulated other comprehensive loss of $50,121 was reclassified to the income statement. All subsequent changes in the value of the above noted agreements will be recorded in the income statement. The total amount recorded was a loss of $26 and $47,306 for the three months and year ended August 31, 2010, respectively.

The Government of Canada bond purchased during the first quarter was sold in the fourth quarter. The bond was classified as available-for-sale with changes in the estimated fair value recorded through other comprehensive income until the bond was sold, at which time the gain was reclassified to income.

11. INVESTMENTS

On May 3, 2010 the Company announced that it had entered into agreements to acquire 100% of the Broadcasting business of Canwest Global Communications Corp. ("Canwest") including all the equity interest in CW Investments Co. ("CW Media"), the company that owns the specialty channels acquired from Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. in 2007 by Canwest and Goldman Sachs. The total consideration of approximately $2,000,000 includes approximately $815,000 of net debt at CW Media.

During the third quarter, the Company completed certain portions of the acquisition including acquiring a 49.9% equity interest, a 29.9% voting interest, and an option to acquire an additional 14.8% equity interest and 3.4% voting interest in CW Media for total consideration of $750,375, including acquisition costs. It is anticipated the outstanding portions of the acquisition will close in late October upon receipt of CRTC approval.

The Company exercises significant influence over CW Media with its 49.9% ownership interest and therefore accounts for this investment under the equity method whereby the investment is initially recorded at cost and adjusted thereafter to recognize the Company's proportionate share of CW Media's income or loss after the date of acquisition. The difference between the cost of the 49.9% equity investment in CW Media and the Company's share of the underlying net book value of CW Media's net assets on May 3, 2010 was $159,000 which was allocated on a preliminary basis as follows:



$
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Indefinite life broadcast rights 181,000
Goodwill, not deductible for tax 47,000
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228,000
Long-term debt (23,000)
Future income taxes (46,000)
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159,000
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