“Ticketmaster Appoints Marla Ostroff Executive Vice President of National Accounts”
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Ticketmaster) June 11, 2009 — Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:TKTM) operating business, has appointed Marla Ostroff to the newly created position of executive vice president, National Accounts for Ticketmaster. She will be based in Ticketmaster’s New York office. The announcement was made today by Irving Azoff, CEO of Ticketmaster Entertainment.
“Marla is a proven leader in this company and the industry,” said Azoff. “It’s with great delight that we welcome her back to Ticketmaster.”
“Marla brings a passion and commitment for building life long client relationships where both Ticketmaster and our clients enjoy a win-win partnership that benefits both parties, and a love for Ticketmaster as a business and family that we all share,” said Dave Butler, President of North American Operations, Ticketmaster.
“As a long time client we are thrilled to see Marla return to Ticketmaster and look forward to partnering with her for many years to come,” said Nick Scandalios, Executive Vice President, Nederlander Organization.
Ostroff will lead a team dedicated to strengthening and supporting key business relationships with some of Ticketmaster’s largest clients and partners including Madison Square Garden, Nederlander, the NBA, the NHL and more. In addition, she will work to drive strategic new growth opportunities for the company. As a 19-year Ticketmaster veteran, most recently as executive vice president for the Eastern Region, Ostoff returns uniquely prepared for her new role. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as many key relationships at an executive level within the live entertainment industry, that will support Ticketmaster’s continued path of innovation.
About Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.
Ticketmaster Entertainment consists of Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 7,100 retail outlets; and 17 worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2008, the Company sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.9 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster Entertainment acquired a controlling interest in Front Line Management Group in October 2008. Founded by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman in 2004, Front Line Management Group is the world’s leading artist management company. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in West Hollywood, California (NASDAQ:TKTM).
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