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AMC NETWORKS APPOINTS CHRISTIAN WYMBS AS CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

NEW YORK, NY, August 1, 2016 –AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX) announced that Christian Wymbs has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective today.

In his role, Mr. Wymbs will be responsible for managing the Company’s corporate accounting, financial reporting and tax functions and will report to Sean Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for AMC Networks. Mr. Wymbs will take over the responsibilities of the Chief Accounting Officer from Mr. Sullivan.

“Chris is an experienced finance and accounting executive and we are confident that he will bring added insight and experience that will be of great benefit to our business,” said Mr. Sullivan.

Mr. Wymbs joins AMC Networks from the American Express Company where he has held a number of positions since 2006. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Global Commercial Services business. Previously, he served as SVP and CFO of its Enterprise Growth Group business, in addition to holding other various financial positions in its Global Consumer and World Services businesses.

Mr. Wymbs earned an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, and a BS in Public Accounting & Finance from Fordham University.

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The Company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the Company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. For more information, please visit www.www.amcnetworks.com.

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