ACCUWEATHER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF STEVEN HICKSON AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Hickson brings extensive global media and management experience to guide continued record growth at AccuWeather, the world’s largest source of life-saving weather forecasts and warnings reaching over 1.5 billion worldwide.

AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, has announced the appointment of Steven Hickson as Chief Financial Officer. Hickson is a proven finance leader with media and management experience in guiding organizational growth on a global scale, providing financial leadership for organizations around the world including significant expansions in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and more.

In his management role at AccuWeather, Hickson directs all financial responsibilities and stewardship and is a member of the company’s executive team, overseeing AccuWeather’s leadership and continued expansion as the largest source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world.

“We are pleased to welcome Steven to our team, with demonstrated financial leadership experience to support AccuWeather’s global growth trajectory,”  stated Barry Lee Myers, CEO of AccuWeather.  “Through his contributions with our executive team, we will continue to meet the significant demand for weather with Superior Accuracy™ exclusively from AccuWeather.”

“I am honored to join the leadership team of AccuWeather at this time of continued development and expansion,” said Hickson. “The company has an impressive history of sustained unprecedented growth, remaining innovative and entrepreneurial.  I look forward to contributing to the many strategic opportunities available to the Company around the world.”

Hickson’s track record of driving organizational growth through his financial leadership is well established.  As CFO for Latin American Pay Television Service (LAPTV), a pay television joint venture owned by 21st Century FOX, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, and MGM that operated leading pay television subscription networks in Latin America, Hickson helped to guide the company from a start-up to significant revenue and market position gains, in addition to transitioning to a major global media company.  During his tenure with LAPTV, Hickson effectively managed an executive assignment for FOX International Channels Asia.  Based in Hong Kong with pan-Asia responsibility, he led the development and launch of the company’s first TV Everywhere platform in Asia and development of a new growth strategy for the premium movie channels category.  Prior at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Hickson managed the establishment of two internal start-up service areas including the worldwide information technology services organization.  He began his career in finance as a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG.

AccuWeather has continued to expand its international presence with multiple new offices and additional resources including India, Korea, Japan, and China, in addition to expansion in the U.S. and Canada.  AccuWeather also signed a historic Joint Venture with the Chinese government’s commercial weather arm to expand the availability of weather information and forecasting operations throughout China.

Recognized as the largest and most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, AccuWeather saves lives and protects property through its Superior Accuracy™.  AccuWeather gathers the best and most comprehensive weather data to deliver forecasts with Superior Accuracy, pinpointed for every location on Earth and extending further ahead than any other source. With the most complete global real-time and historical data, most robust database of forecast models, most advanced forecast engine globally, proprietary patents, and comprehensive validation results, AccuWeather is the most accurate weather company worldwide.  With more than 50 years of experience, clients, partners, and users all over the world rely on the consistent, excellent service and the Superior Accuracy that AccuWeather exclusively provides.