New CFO at Alliance Atlantis


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Michael MacMillan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David Lazzarato as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lazzarato will be replacing W. Judson Martin, who, as previously
announced, is leaving Alliance Atlantis for health reasons. Mr. Lazzarato will assume these responsibilities effective May 30th, 2005.

"David's extensive experience will be invaluable to us as we continue to grow our business," said Mr. MacMillan. "He is also recognized for his strategic vision and judgment and his addition to the Senior Management team builds on our efforts to take a disciplined approach when making and executing critical strategic decisions."

Mr. Lazzarato was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Allstream (previously AT&T; Canada). While with Allstream, David played a significant leadership role in the operational and financial restructuring of the Company and its subsequent sale to Manitoba Telecom. Previously, Mr. Lazzarato held executive management positions with BCE Mobile Communications (Bell Mobility) and CAE Electronics.

In addition, Mr. Lazzarato also serves as a Board member for the Trillium Health Centre Foundation and was the Telecom Chair for the United Way's 2004 Greater Toronto Area Campaign.

"I would like to thank Jud for his contributions over the past six years as an integral member of the Senior Management team at Alliance Atlantis," said Mr. MacMillan. "The Company has benefited greatly from Jud's expertise and I want to wish him all the best for an enjoyable and healthy future."

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