Live Nation Entertainment Appoints John Malone as Interim Chairman of the Board

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) announced today that its Board of Directors has named Dr. John C. Malone as Interim Chairman of the Board effective immediately.  Barry Diller made his resignation official at a Board meeting yesterday afternoon, and Dr. Malone agreed to serve in an interim capacity to permit the Board adequate time to select a new Chairman.

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