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Viacom to Receive Leadership Award for Business Excellence from The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for Its 25 Years of Work on HIV/AIDS Education and Advocacy
Date:6/4/2008

Viacom Executive Chairman Sumner M. Redstone to Accept Award At June 9

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NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC) announced today that it will recognize Viacom (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) with its prestigious Leadership Award for Business Excellence at its June 9th annual celebration. The GBC, an organization of more than 220 companies united to keep the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria a global priority, is honoring Viacom for its more than twenty-five year history of helping to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Leveraging the power of its brands and the strength of its audience relationships, Viacom and its BET Networks, MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures units have continually found innovative and effective ways to educate audiences about how HIV/AIDS is transmitted and how it can be prevented. The award will be presented to Sumner M. Redstone, Viacom's Founder and Executive Chairman, at the GBC's annual dinner.

"We are proud to honor Viacom for its more than two decades of unwavering leadership against the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said John Tedstrom, Executive Director of GBC. "Over the years Viacom has utilized its unparalleled media platforms to reach millions of at-risk people with critical health education messages. Their initiatives set the standard for others to achieve. Global leaders like Viacom possess the skills, resources and influence to achieve otherwise inconceivable outcomes. We need many, many more to make their own contribution."

Mr. Redstone said, "Here in the U.S. and around the globe, we are all impacted by the continuing spread of HIV/AIDS. It is a truly worldwide disease with broad social and economic implications. The GBC has played an invaluable role in organizing the world's business, government and non-profit leaders to help fight this pandemic. Over the past quarter century, HIV/AIDS preven
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