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Published May 1, 1998
Bucs GM RICH MCKAY signed a five-year contract extension through 2002. Team execs "hinted" that McKay's salary is "slightly more than" $1M a year (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 5/1)....RICHARD BATTISTA has been named Exec VP of a new Fox TV division called Fox Channels Group. The new division will oversee all the studio's cable and satellite channels (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 5/1)....Pepsi-Cola Co. Exec VP/Chief Marketing Officer BRIAN SWEETE has resigned. No successor was named and the company said it has formed a marketing council, to be co-chaired by Chair & CEO CRAIG WEATHERUP, Pepsi North America President & CEO PHIL MARINEAU, and Pepsi Int'l President PETER THOMPSON. Pepsi said the moves "do not affect" its relationship with agency BBDO Worldwide (AD AGE DAILY, 4/30)....LEISA CATON has been named Dir of Ticket Operations at Gund Arena (CRAIN'S CLEVELAND BUSINESS, 4/27).