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ITV Contract Rights Renewal

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Disclosures of interest

ITV Contract Rights Renewal

Members
Diana Guy was a member on the Carlton Communications Plc/ Granada Plc inquiry group in 2003. Diana Guy has investments in a portfolio managed on a discretionary basis, which may themselves invest in companies related to this inquiry, but she has no influence over such investment decisions.

Neither Diana Guy, nor the CC, believes that these matters will prejudice the ability of the group to discharge its functions in an independent and impartial manner.
Tony Stoller is a partner in Porters House Consulting which may occasionally accept work in this sector; however, there are no current relevant projects at Porters House Consulting.
Tony Stoller is finishing a book on the history of independent radio in the UK, for which the research and publication has been supported by grants from Ofcom. The launch of that book is planned for 12 October 2009 at Ofcom’s London offices. Tony Stoller’s wife is a partner in the consultancy through which the affairs relating to the new book are handled.

Tony Stoller is also a pension trustee for the Ofcom Pension Fund, elected by members of that fund (rather than appointed by the employer), and may from time to time exchange hospitality with former colleagues.

Tony Stoller has investments in investment trusts, which may themselves invest in companies related to this inquiry, but he has no influence over such investment decisions.

Neither Tony Stoller, nor the CC, believes that these matters will prejudice the ability of the group to discharge its functions in an independent and impartial manner
Robin Aaronson has a small shareholding in LECG Corporation, which provides consultancy services worldwide to any sector of the economy, including, in the past, the media sector. He does not know if LECG is currently active in this particular sector, as he is no longer affiliated to LECG. His shareholding represents about 0.05% of the issued share capital.

During the 1990s, Robin Aaronson acted as an expert witness for the BBC. In 2000, he advised Granada on the investigation, by the Competition Commission, of three prospective mergers between ITV companies. The inquiry on which he advised Granada was the bundle of possible mergers among Carlton, United and Granada. This was investigated in 2000, so it is nine years since Robin Aaronson has been involved with companies in the commercial broadcasting sector.

Neither Robin Aaronson, nor the CC, believes that these matters will prejudice the ability of the group to discharge its functions in an independent and impartial manner.