Rogers to Expand Data Centre Capabilities with Acquisitions of Pivot Data Centres and Granite Networks

Rogers to Expand Data Centre Capabilities with Acquisitions of Pivot Data 
Centres and Granite Networks 
TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today that it 
is acquiring Pivot Data Centres for cash consideration of $155 million, and 
Granite Networks for a cash consideration of $6.25 million. These two 
acquisitions, combined with the acquisition of BLACKIRON Data earlier this 
year, position Rogers Business Solutions (RBS) as a leader in data centre and 
hosting services. Together, these two businesses currently generate annualized 
revenues of approximately $30 million. Both Pivot Data Centres and Granite 
Networks provide Rogers Business Solutions with unique opportunities to 
acquire established data centre businesses with significant expansion capacity 
in prime markets for these services. 
"The addition of two high quality and growing data centre operations will 
enable Rogers Business Solutions to expand the availability of its reliable, 
and leading-edge data services," said AJ Byers, President, BLACKIRON Data. 
"Both organizations will enhance Rogers Business Solutions BLACKIRON Data 
offering as customers in key markets will now have access to expanded data 
capacity, managed and cloud service offerings." 
Data centres and associated services provided by Pivot Data Centres and 
Granite Networks will bring a high growth and complementary business to Rogers 
Business Solutions. With these acquisitions, BLACKIRON Data, part of Rogers 
Business Solutions, will own and operate data centres in Ottawa, Toronto, 
Edmonton and Calgary that will meet Uptime Institute's Tier III standards. 
Pivot Data Centres is a leading independent colocation data centre company in 
Western Canada that operates three colocation facilities in Calgary and 
Edmonton, with capacity of more than 130,000 square feet. In the coming 
months, Pivot Data Centres will open two additional state-of-the-art 
colocation data centres with over 110,000 square feet, expanding capacity by 
approximately 85 per cent. Today, over 100 enterprise customers and government 
agencies rely on Pivot's tailored and flexible data centre services. 
Definitive agreements for the Pivot Data Centres acquisition have been 
executed and closing is expected during October 2013, subject to customary 
closing conditions. 
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Granite Networks provides flexible collocation, 
managed services and cloud hosting services to business and government clients 
in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The acquisition of Granite Networks has 
been completed. 
Earlier this year, Rogers announced the acquisition of BLACKIRON Data to 
expand its data centre and cloud-based business solutions. As a division of 
Rogers Business Solutions (RBS), BLACKIRON is a pure-play provider of data 
centre, cloud computing and managed services in Canada. 
Rogers Business Solutions (RBS), a division of Rogers Communications, provides 
Canadian enterprises and partners with network connectivity using its fibre, 
cable and wireless assets to support a range of leading-edge voice, data and 
networking services solution. Rogers Business Solutions owns and operates a 
transcontinental network with a 100 percent digital fibre optic backbone and 
strategic interconnect points to the United States and overseas for seamless, 
cross-border and international coverage. With an extensive customer base 
including commercial, government and financial enterprises, RBS offers 
scalable business communications services backed by a team of industry leading 
technical experts. To learn more about Rogers Business Solutions, visit 
About Rogers 
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media 
company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data 
communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable 
television, high-speed Internet and telephony. Through Rogers Media we are 
engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines 
and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are 
publicly traded on theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on 
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). 
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Risks and Assumptions 
This release includes "forward-looking information" within the meaning of 
applicable securities laws and assumptions concerning the closing of an 
acquisition as detailed above. We caution that all forward-looking 
information is inherently subject to change and uncertainty and that actual 
results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the 
forward-looking information. A number of risks, uncertainties and other 
factors could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those 
expressed or implied in the forward-looking information or could cause our 
current objectives, strategies and intentions to change, including but not 
limited to various regulatory approvals. Many of these factors are beyond our 
control and current expectation or knowledge. Should one or more of these 
risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, our objectives, strategies 
or intentions change, or any other factors or assumptions underlying the 
forward-looking information prove incorrect, our actual results and our plans 
could vary significantly from what we currently foresee. Accordingly, we warn 
investors to exercise caution when considering statements containing 
forward-looking information and that it would be unreasonable to rely on such 
statements as creating legal rights regarding our future results or plans. We 
are under no obligation (and we expressly disclaim any such obligation) to 
update or alter any statements containing forward-looking information, the 
factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new 
information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. All of the 
forward-looking information in this earnings release is qualified by the 
cautionary statements herein.

SOURCE  Rogers Communications Inc. 
Media Allison Fitton, Rogers Communications 416-935-8860 
Investment Community Bruce M. Mann, Rogers Communications 416.935.3532 
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