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Virgin Comics Recruits Seymour Miles for Sales & Publishing Group

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Virgin Comics Recruits Seymour Miles for Sales & Publishing Group

Official Press Release

New York, NY – March 1, 2006 — Virgin Comics LLC announced today that
they have recruited Seymour Miles as Senior Vice President Sales and
Publishing, responsible for the production, distribution, sales and
marketing of Virgin Comics titles throughout North America and the
United Kingdom. Miles will also oversee advertising sales for Virgin
Comics publications.

Virgin Comics will launch during 2006 with the publication of three
comic imprints: Shakti, a line of Indian-infused titles; Director’s
Cut featuring stories developed in conjunction with Shekhar Kapur,
John Woo and other filmmakers; and Maverick produced with leading
writers and other leading creators.

“Seymour brings a wealth of experience and a global perspective that
is vital to our vision. We look forward to his contribution to help us
establish a new voice in the character entertainment industry,” said
Virgin Comics CEO, Sharad Devarajan.

For the past ten years, Miles led the marketing department at Wizard
Entertainment, directing their public relations and advertising
efforts, building its ad sales team, and working closely with its
President and new business group to launch properties, products and
business extensions, including its WizardWorld convention events.

Seymour Miles began his comic book career in 1990 at the nascent
Valiant where he was part of the publishing team that exploded into
the marketplace, creating the third largest domestic publisher of
comic books in two years. He later moved to DC Comics as Associate
Publisher, where he oversaw the company’s advertising sales
initiatives and helped create the mass-market line, Paradox Press,
which included The Big Books series and acclaimed graphic novels such
as Road to Perdition.

About Virgin Comics LLC

Virgin Comics LLC (www.VirginComics.com) was founded in November 2005
by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group (www.virgin.com), alongside
author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and Gotham Entertainment
Group LLC (www.GothamComics.com), South Asia’s leading publisher of
comic magazines. The company has offices in New York City and
Bangalore, India.

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