WWE partnering with Ticketmaster

STAMFORD, Conn. & WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — World Wrestling Entertainment(R) /quotes/comstock/13*!wwe/quotes/nls/wwe (WWE 16.60, +0.17, +1.04%) today announced the creation of a new online ticket hub for all WWE live events, available at WWE.com. The comprehensive destination provides WWE fans with access to all WWE live event tickets in North America as well as premium seats to select events through Ticketmaster, a wholly owned subsidiary of Live Nation.

The Ticketmaster partnership provides fans convenient and safe access to tickets for the WWE’s premier events throughout North America as well as premium access to some of the most sought-after seats via the WWE’s Official Platinum Seats program. Additionally, the WWE has established a platform through TicketsNow, the “Official Resale Partner of the WWE,” which enables their fans the ability to purchase or resell their tickets from a convenient WWE-sanctioned resale marketplace.

“WWE’s new ticket hub offers one-stop shopping for all of our fans’ ticket needs. Our new relationship with Ticketmaster ensures that our fans have convenient and safe options to secure some of the best seats to WWE’s live events,” said Michelle Wilson, EVP, Marketing, WWE.

Fans can access the WWE ticket resale marketplace at www.TicketsNow.com/wwe or through direct links from WWE.com.

About WWE, Inc.

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company /quotes/comstock/13*!wwe/quotes/nls/wwe (WWE 16.60, +0.17, +1.04%) , 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, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. can be found at corporate.wwe.com.

About Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s premier live entertainment company, consisting of Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world’s first artist-to-fan vertically integrated live entertainment platform, the company is improving the fan experience and driving major innovations in ticketing technology, marketing and service. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing more than 22,000 concerts on behalf of 1,500 artists in 57 countries. In 2008, over 50 million fans attended Live Nation concerts, and the company drove more than 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com and other online properties. Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide in multiple event categories and sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.9 billion on behalf of its clients in 2008. Live Nation is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit www.livenation.com/investors.

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SOURCE: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.