Comcast Honored as Top 10 Company for Its Work with Veteran-Owned Businesses

For the sixth consecutive year, Comcast Corporation, (Nasdaq: CMCSA,

CMCSK), one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment,

information and communications products and services, has been honored

as one of the top 10 U.S. corporations for doing business with companies

owned by military veterans. The National Veteran-Owned Business

Association (NaVOBA) recognizes large corporations that most

successfully engage the nation’s three million veteran-owned businesses

as suppliers.

“The Top 10 corporations that earn a spot on this exclusive list are the

best in the U.S. at recognizing how well the military prepares business

leaders through teaching leadership, teamwork, resolve, integrity and

ingenuity,” said NaVOBA President Chris Hale. “In a tough economy

corporate America is eager to partner with business leaders who embody

those intangibles along with exemplary skills and dedication. We’re

delighted to highlight and honor them.”

In addition to including veteran-owned businesses in their supplier

diversity initiatives, Comcast and NBCUniversal have been standing up

for veterans for years, including them in their hiring practices and

community investments, honoring them in their programming and valuing

them as consultants and advisors. The two companies spent a combined $60

million with veteran-owned businesses in 2011 and have trained countless

VOBs on how to do business with both companies over the past few years.

“We are once again proud to be recognized for our commitment to create

opportunities for the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our

country,” said Peter Kiriacoulacos, Chief Procurement Officer, Comcast

and NBCUniversal. “Our supplier diversity program is focused on creating

equal access for all potential vendors. And in the case of veterans and

their businesses, we believe it is our duty to help them be successful

in civilian life. Both Comcast and NBCUniversal remain committed to that


Last Month Comcast and NBCUniversal pledged to hire 1,000 U.S. veterans

over the next three years as part of NBC News’ “Hiring Our Heroes”

initiative, in which the network has partnered with United States

Chamber of Commerce to help get veterans back to work. The announcement

by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts coincided with a nationwide hiring fair,

“Hiring Our Heroes Today,” that connected thousands of veterans and

military family members with more than 100 prospective employers in

person and online. Other veterans initiatives at Comcast and

NBCUniversal include:

Other Top 10 companies featured in this month’s issue of NaVOBA’s

Vetrepreneur magazine include Booz Allen Hamilton; DynCorp

International; Johnson & Johnson; Life Technologies; Lockheed Martin;

Mack Trucks, Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Rockwell

Collins, Inc.; and SAIC. The full list can be accessed here:

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (

is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications

companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable

systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and

distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global

audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s

largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential

and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of

NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable

networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television

station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture

company and theme parks.

About The National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

NaVOBA unites the nation’s 3 million businesses owned by military

veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues.

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