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IBEW Members Ratify CBS Contract

August 5, 2011

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IBEW International President Edwin D. Hill and Leslie Moonves, CBS Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, issue the following joint statement about the recently negotiated contract effective through January 31, 2015:

We are pleased to announce that members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers employed by CBS have ratified the recently negotiated contract. We believe this is a good agreement that will enable us to move forward together as CBS and its workers navigate the constantly changing media landscape and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

The IBEW represents CBS workers in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami and Atlanta, in addition to supplying a skilled work force for all events televised on CBS Sports and CBS News.

For more information, contact Shannon Jacobs (CBS): 212-975-3161 or Jim Spellane (IBEW): 202-728-6014.

About IBEW: Founded in 1891, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers represents approximately 725,000 members primarily in the United States and Canada who work in a wide variety of fields, including construction, utilities, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.

About CBS Corporation: CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW – a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime Networks, Smithsonian Networks and CBS College Sports Network), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment), motion pictures (CBS Films) and sustainable media (EcoMedia). For more information, please visit www.cbscorporation.com.

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