DISH Bolsters Senior Leadership Team

Thu Mar 7, 2013 12:30pm EST

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* Expands Role of Han as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
* Appoints Shull to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(Business Wire)--
To address its strategic imperative to enhance the overall customer experience,
DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) - one of the nation's leading pay-TV providers - today
announced two key executive changes.

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Bernie Han, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (Photo:
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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bernie Han has assumed
increased leadership responsibilities. Mr. Han will oversee all direct and
indirect sales and distribution, in addition to his current responsibilities
managing operations, information technologies, customer service, customer
retention and corporate initiatives. 

Dave Shull, who has overseen DISH`s programming and content acquisition group,
has been promoted to executive vice president and chief commercial officer. In
addition to programming, Mr. Shull will oversee all product management,
marketing and advertising sales. 

Both Mr. Han and Mr. Shull will continue reporting to DISH President and Chief
Executive Officer Joseph P. Clayton. The leadership changes are effective
immediately. 

"We are in a brand and cultural transformation at DISH and these two leaders
understand we must deliver the best possible customer experience with a
motivated and engaged workforce," said Clayton. "Dave, who has forged a
leadership role for DISH in the programming arena, will be responsible for
creating an unsurpassed customer experience. Bernie will be responsible for
delivering and maintaining a superior sales and service experience that builds
lasting customer relationships for DISH." 

Consolidating Sales and Operations for a More Cohesive Customer Experience

To streamline the company`s operations and ensure a seamless customer
experience, DISH consolidated its sales and operations functions under Mr. Han.
"Consolidating our sales and operations efforts will enable us to get even
closer to our customers and enhance the speed, agility and responsiveness of
every aspect of our business," said Clayton. 

"Bernie has been relentlessly focused on improving the company's operational
performance - helping us achieve some of our best operational results in years,"
Clayton said. "He`s a steadfast advocate for our customers and our employees,
and this move will allow us to leverage Bernie`s talents on the revenue side of
our business at a time when a new era of growth is opening a host of
opportunities for DISH." 

Mr. Han was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of
DISH in 2009. Previously, he served for three years as DISH`s chief financial
officer. 

Prior to joining DISH in 2006, Mr. Han held several positions of increasing
responsibility in the airline industry, including the role of chief financial
officer at Northwest Airlines, and chief financial officer and chief marketing
officer at America West Airlines. 

Reporting to Mr. Han will be Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of sales and
distribution, Brian Neylon, senior vice president, sales planning,
administration and direct sales, Erik Carlson, executive vice president of
operations, Mike McClaskey, senior vice president and chief information officer,
Kathy Schneider, senior vice president, customer service, Kevin Covell, vice
president, retention marketing and Rex Povenmire, vice president, corporate
initiatives. 

Integrating Key Product and Marketing Functions to Meet Growing Demand

To ensure continued development of superior entertainment experiences, DISH
integrated product development, content acquisition and packaging, marketing and
advertising sales under a single leader. 

"Dave has been a driving force at DISH, bringing innovation and transformation
to our business for almost a decade," said Clayton. "I`m confident his
leadership will enable us to become even more customer-focused, more
collaborative and better able to create new products and services that provide
the exceptional TV viewing experiences that our customers have come to expect
from DISH." 

Previously Mr. Shull was senior vice president of programming at DISH, where he
was responsible for the acquisition and renewal of programming content, which
includes national cable channels, Latino and international content, local
broadcast stations and premium services such as HBO, Showtime and Starz. He also
oversaw the DISH Cinema, DISHWorld and digital content businesses. 

Mr. Shull joined DISH in 2004 as director and assistant to Chairman Charlie
Ergen. He served numerous roles at DISH`s headquarters in the U.S., including
vice president of U.S. operations, and spent three years in Hong Kong as
managing director of EchoStar International. Before his time at DISH, Mr. Shull
held various leadership positions with venture capital funded high-tech
companies involved in the enterprise software industry and as a principal at
strategy consulting firm, the Parthenon Group. 

Reporting to Mr. Shull will be James Moorhead, senior vice president and chief
marketing officer, Warren Schlichting, senior vice president of media sales and
analytics and Vivek Khemka, senior vice president of product management. The
senior vice president of programming also will report to Mr. Shull, once a
successor is appointed to the role. 

About DISH

DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network
L.L.C., provides approximately 14.056 million satellite TV customers, as of Dec.
31, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most
choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the
largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the
most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH
Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family
entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.

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