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Blockbuster Inc. Names Nick Shepherd Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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2007-04-15 06:33:39     
Blockbuster Inc.

Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) announced today it has named company veteran Nick Shepherd Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new position Shepherd will be responsible for all aspects of the company's global store and online operations. He will continue reporting to John F. Antioco, Blockbuster Chairman and CEO.

"This appointment reinforces Blockbuster's ongoing efforts to maximize the synergies of its online and retail store operations so that we can continue to build on the success of BLOCKBUSTER Total Access(TM) and better serve our customers," said John Antioco, Blockbuster Chairman and CEO. "This move also recognizes the many valuable contributions Nick has made to Blockbuster in his 12 years with the company. His unique domestic and international experience, combined with his keen leadership skills, is a tremendous benefit to Blockbuster."

Prior to this announcement Shepherd was executive vice president and president, worldwide stores for Blockbuster. He now assumes responsibility for Blockbuster's online operations, and continues to be responsible for Blockbuster's global marketing, product, merchandising and distribution efforts, and studio relations.

Shepherd has been with Blockbuster since 1995 and has served in a variety of capacities including president worldwide stores; executive vice president and chief marketing and merchandising officer; chief concept officer; senior vice president of international; and vice president and managing director of the company's United Kingdom business.

Prior to joining Blockbuster, Shepherd worked in the retail consumer electronics industry, the restaurant and retail food store business, and food and drink manufacturing. He has held senior positions both in the UK and other foreign countries with a number of major corporations, including Grand Metropolitan Plc, Allied Lyons Plc and British retailer Kingfisher Plc.

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Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) is a leading global provider of in- home movie and game entertainment, with more than 8,000 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company may be accessed worldwide at http://www.blockbuster.com.

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