Rick Lane to Step Down as 21st Century Fox’s Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

New York, NY – December 07, 2016 – 21st Century Fox today announced that Rick Lane, its Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, is stepping down effective January 1.  As one of the Company’s top lobbyists, Mr. Lane played an integral role in shaping Fox’s legislative and regulatory strategy in Washington, D.C. for fifteen years. He also served as the Vice Chairman of 21st Century Fox’s FOXPAC.

“We truly value Rick’s insight and deep understanding of the politics and policies that directly impact our business. We wish him the very best and continued success,” said James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox.

“Our team, and the company, have benefited enormously from Rick’s command of the business and the host of complex issues we face every day,” said Chip Smith, EVP, Global Public Affairs and Policy, 21st Century Fox.  “On a personal note, I want to thank Rick for his support as I’ve settled into my new role. We wish him all the best.” 

“Working for Fox has been an incredible experience. Over the last 15 years I have been at the center of every policy fight on content distribution in the digital age, from copyright to tax. I have not only been fortunate to work for a great company, but also to interact on a daily basis with the best and the brightest in the entertainment industry,” said Lane.  “As excited as I am about the future, I would be remiss if I did not thank all my Fox colleagues for a wonderful 15 years of support and friendship.”

Mr. Lane joined News Corporation in 2001 as Vice President of Government Affairs and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2004. Prior to joining News Corporation/21st Century Fox, Mr. Lane was the Director of E-Commerce and Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he worked as at the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges as the Director of Congressional Affairs and for the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee.  

About 21st Century Fox

21st Century Fox is the world’s premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in approximately 50 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FOX Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, STAR India, 28 local television stations in the U.S. and more than 300 international channels; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and a 50% ownership interest in Endemol Shine Group. The Company also holds a 39.1% ownership interest in Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company, which serves 21 million customers across five countries.  For more information about 21st Century Fox, please visit www.21CF.com.