Ariel Emanuel Elected to Live Nation Board of Directors

“As Live Nation works to develop deeper relationships with artists and enter new businesses such as its Artist Nation division, Ari’s extensive experience as a talent agent and history of making bold moves based on innovative ideas will prove invaluable to us,” said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation.

Mr. Emanuel is a founding partner at Endeavor and a driving force in the direction and operation of the company. In the 12 years since its inception, Endeavor has become one of the top agencies in the entertainment industry and Mr. Emanuel has been an integral part of that success and in providing its vision.

Mr. Emanuel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute and is active in P.S. Arts, an industry supported non-profit agency working to bring arts education to public school students all over Southern California. An environmental and political activist, he also served as the co-chair of the Earth to L.A. biennial fund-raising event for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

About Live Nation

Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, The Police, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues(R) and Fillmore(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.”

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