The following was issued by WWE this week.
WWE OPENS MEXICO OFFICE AND NAMES GENERAL MANAGER
MIAMI, January 30, 2014 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the opening of its newest international office located in Mexico City and the appointment of Rodrigo Fernandez as General Manager, WWE Mexico. The opening of a Mexico City office is part of WWE’s strategic approach to localize its business in key international markets and to deepen its connection with fans and business partners.
As General Manager, Fernandez will be responsible for growing WWE’s brand and business in Mexico. He will focus on expanding the company’s content distribution through strategic partnerships and deepening fan engagement across WWE’s live events, digital offerings, community outreach initiatives and retail programs. Fernandez brings exceptional brand and entertainment management experience to WWE having held key positions at Fox and Disney.
“With a rich lucha libre history and a strong affinity for the WWE brand, Mexico has always been an important market for us,” said Gerrit Meier, EVP International, WWE. “The opening of this office, and appointment of a General Manager with Rodrigo’s talent, underscores WWE’s commitment to the country and its passionate fan base.”
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Miami, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Munich, Mexico City and Tokyo.
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