Viacom Says Redstone `Mentally Capable,' Citing Physicians

Viacom Inc., responding to calls for more information about the mental condition of controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone, said its founder and executive chairman is “mentally capable.”

“As has been widely and publicly disclosed, Mr. Redstone’s physicians have publicly attested that he is mentally capable, and this information is consistent with other medical and other information available to me,” William Schwartz, chairman of Viacom’s governance and nominating committee, said Wednesday in an e-mailed statement.

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