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Dec 10, 2018

The Madison Square Garden Company Announces Financial Leadership Changes

Current Chief Financial Officer, Donna Coleman, to Retire; Victoria Mink to Be Named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) today announced that Victoria Mink, the Company’s current Executive Vice President of Finance, will succeed Donna Coleman as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Coleman will retire as Chief Financial Officer as of January 1 and remain with the Company through March to assist with the transition. Ms. Mink will report to MSG Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, James L. Dolan.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Donna for more than 20 years, first at Cablevision and most recently at MSG, where her leadership has played a critical role in our growth and success,” said Mr. Dolan. “We are extremely grateful for her contributions and wish her the very best in her well-deserved retirement.”

Mr. Dolan continued: “We are pleased to welcome Victoria, who I also had the honor of working with at Cablevision. In her two months at MSG, she has already become an indispensable member of our executive team and we are confident her wealth of financial and operating expertise makes her ideally suited to help lead the Company as we move forward with our ambitious strategy and growth plans.”

“Being a part of MSG has been a highlight of my career and I will miss the extraordinary passion and talent of the people who make the magic happen,” said Ms. Coleman. “I am extremely grateful to Jim, and wish him and the entire MSG family continued success.”

“MSG is such a special organization, and I am privileged to become part of its management team,” said Ms. Mink. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to help guide the Company during such an exciting and consequential period.”

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Mink will work closely with the executive management team to support the long-term direction and overall management of the company.  She will oversee all of MSG’s financial and accounting matters, including forecasting, budgeting and financial planning and analysis, as well as the company’s treasury, investor relations, tax and risk management functions. Additionally, she will provide strategic financial insight on all facets of the business, helping prioritize opportunities and drive value creation. 

Before her appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Mink served briefly as MSG’s Executive Vice President of Finance, where she worked closely with Ms. Coleman. Prior to this, Ms. Mink served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for seven years – first for Cablevision Systems Corporation, which was then bought by Altice USA in 2016, where Ms. Mink continued in her role until joining MSG in October 2018. During those seven years, Ms. Mink led all accounting and reporting activities through a significant period of change. She set the strategic direction, goals and initiatives for the accounting, financial reporting and accounts payable departments and ensured the management team had access to timely and robust performance measures, while leading all accounting activities for multiple acquisition and sale transactions, an initial public offering and spin-off transaction. Ms. Mink joined Cablevision in November 1997 and served in a variety of accounting and finance roles. Before joining Cablevision, Ms. Mink was an audit manager with KPMG LLP.

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

Contacts:
Kimberly Kerns / Communications / Kimberly.kerns@msg.com / 212-465-6442

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Source: The Madison Square Garden Company