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Shaw Communications Inc.

February 11, 2016 12:00 ET

Shaw Awards $1.28 Million in Scholarships Through the Paul Robertson Family Educational Scholarship Program

Five hundred and twelve children of Shaw employees from coast-to-coast awarded $2,500 each to support their post-secondary education

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2016) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today announced it has awarded scholarships of $2,500 to 512 children of Shaw employees enrolled in post-secondary institutions in honour of Paul Robertson, the late President of Shaw Media.

"Paul was an extraordinary leader and friend," said Brad Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, Shaw Communications Inc. "Nothing was more important to Paul than his family and it's fitting that this scholarship will help the families of our employees. He made a significant difference in this world and we hope that each scholarship will foster a love for learning in all the recipients."

In total, Shaw will distribute $1.28 million in scholarships through the Paul Robertson Family Educational Scholarship Program. Children of Shaw employees will be eligible to receive one $2,500 scholarship during their studies. Scholarships will be awarded annually to students in a full-time diploma, degree, or trade program who have a parent or guardian currently working at Shaw for at least two years.

About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, serving 3.2 million customers through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video products and services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services offers North American enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca.

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