U.K. Competition Commission Reaffirms Unconditional Clearance of Live Nation-Ticketmaster Merger

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"We applaud this decision by the U.K. Competition Commission and are pleased to have the matter resolved," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation Entertainment. "Our focus is on the future and continuing to execute on our goals of driving innovation across the live event experience and strengthening the artist-to-fan connection."

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Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show. In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

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