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Tallent Leaving Comcast

Comcast Corp. executive vice president of finance and administration Michael Tallent will retire from the MSO at the end of the year and will be replaced by current Midwest-division president David Scott.

Tallent -- who joined Comcast in 1991 after its purchase of Storer Communications Inc. -- was named executive vice president of Comcast Cable Communications Inc. in 1998 and was appointed to his current position in 2004 after the successful integration of AT&T Broadband. He played an integral role in that integration.

According to a company press release, Tallent is retiring to join his family in Florida. His children are currently attending the Bradenton Academy in Sarasota, Fla.., for school and golf instruction, Comcast said in the statement.

Scott has served as president of Comcast’s Midwest division since 1999, in charge of systems with about 4 million subscribers. He joined Comcast in 1993 after nearly 20 years in finance roles with various communications companies. While at Comcast, he was instrumental in the integration of about 2.4 million former AT&T Broadband customers in Greater Chicago; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; and South Bend, Ind.

“Dave has a unique combination of field-management and financial expertise that makes him incredibly well-positioned to help lead Comcast’s continued growth,” Comcast chief operating officer Steve Burke said in a statement. “Mike will be a tough act to follow. We wish him the very best as he joins the rest of his family in Florida.”

Tallent has agreed to make himself available part-time to assist in the transition through 2006, Comcast said in the statement.