SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 — Veteran media investor Gordon Crawford has joined Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) Board of Directors, the Company announced today. The appointment increases the size of Lionsgate’s Board from 12 to 13 members.
Mr. Crawford served in various senior positions at Capital Research and Management, a privately held investment management company with more than $1 trillion in assets under management, for more than 40 years before his retirement in December 2012. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Olympic Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Paley Center for Media.
Mr. Crawford also served on the Board of Directors of Southern California Public Radio from 2000 to 2012, including a nine-year tenure as Chairman of the Board (2003-2012), as well as serving on the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy from 2003 to 2012, including six years as Vice Chairman of the Board (2006-2012).
“Gordy is deeply familiar with our Company and our industry, and he will bring a resonant independent voice to our Board of Directors,” said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns. “His investment track record in the media space has few peers. We have benefited from his counsel and vision during the past 13 years of our growth, and we’re fortunate that he will contribute his wisdom and expertise to our corporate governance in the future.”
“I’m pleased to help Lionsgate continue to build its position as a preeminent producer and distributor of entertainment content worldwide,” said Crawford. “They remain one of the most exciting and innovative companies in the media space today.”