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Company Overview of Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Company Overview

Cox Enterprises, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a communications, media, and automotive services company. It operates as a broadband communications and entertainment company that provides digital video, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications, cable television distribution, and cable spot and new media advertising solutions for residential and commercial clients; and provides vehicle remarketing services, as well as connects buyers and sellers to a wholesale marketplace for cars. The company also operates AutoTrader.com, an automotive marketplace and consumer information Website that aggregates new, used, and certified pre-owned cars from auto dealers and priva...

6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road

Atlanta, GA 30328

United States

Founded in 1898





Key Executives for Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 60
Executive Chairman and Chairman of Executive Committee
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
President of Manheim & Autotrader Group
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Cox Enterprises, Inc. Key Developments

Cox Enterprises Elects Alex Taylor and Jamie Kennedy to Board of Directors

Cox Enterprises elected Alex Taylor and Jamie Kennedy to its board of directors. Taylor serves as executive vice president of Cox Enterprises, where he oversees the company's long-term investment strategies. He also manages Cox's investments in the Cox Innovation Fund and True North Venture Partners. Prior to this role, Taylor was senior vice president of field operations for Cox Communications, the company's broadband and cable subsidiary, where he oversaw operations of cable systems. Prior to Cox Communications, he was the executive vice president of Cox Media Group where he oversaw its television, radio, newspaper and digital properties in Atlanta, Alabama, Ohio and Texas. His career with Cox includes serving as publisher of the Dayton Daily News, The Palm Beach Post and The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colo. and vice president and business manager at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Additionally, he served as an advertising executive, reporter and editor at various Cox properties. Jamie Kennedy serves as a board member for CIBT, Dynamic Signal, InSite Wireless Group and True North Venture Partners. He previously served as Cox Enterprises' vice president of corporate development where he oversaw the acquisition of Kelley Blue Book, Savings.com, vAuto and Vin Solutions. He also led investments in iHigh, InSite Wireless Group, Scoutmob and Skyword.

Investors Reportedly Eye Cars.com

Apax Partners LLP and Cox Enterprises, Inc. are interested in bidding for Cars.com of Classified Ventures, LLC, people with knowledge of the matter said. Classified Ventures is backed by five newspaper publishers: Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI); Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC); Tribune Company (OTCPK:TRBA.A); Belo Corp.; and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI). The group of newspaper publishers that’s working with Moelis & Co. to explore a sale of Cars.com hasn’t formally solicited bids for the business yet, said the people, asking not to be identified because the information is private. The site, visited by more than 11 million potential car buyers a month, may fetch $2.5 billion in a sale, one of the people said. According to Bloomberg, a spokesman for Apax declined to comment on its interest in Cars.com. Elizabeth Elmstead, a spokeswoman for Cox Enterprises, said the company doesn’t comment on speculation. She added that the reports about Cars.com’s owners weighing a sale “confirms that the automotive services industry is an attractive, growing segment.” According to Bloomberg, a spokeswoman for Classified Ventures, the entity that owns Cars.com, didn’t respond to e-mail and phone messages seeking comment on the sale.

Cox Enterprises Promotes Mary Vickers to Vice President of Tax

Cox Enterprises has promoted Mary Vickers to vice president of tax. She will continue reporting to Maria Friedman, senior vice president of tax and treasury services. In her new role, Vickers is responsible for managing the corporate income tax function for Cox Enterprises and its subsidiaries. She most recently served as Cox's assistant vice president of tax where she led the company's state tax and audit functions and was responsible for tax planning for acquisitions and divestitures. Vickers joined Cox Enterprises in 1998 as a senior tax specialist and has held the roles of assistant tax manager, tax manager, director of tax and assistant vice president of tax.

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