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Rescheduled Due to Rain - Cranes Install New Signage at WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden

Catch the Sign Change in Action on FRIDAY Starting at 10 a.m.

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Washington Mutual (NYSE:WM):

WHAT:     The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden will install its
          official new signage since announcing the WaMu multi-year
          naming rights deal with MSG earlier this year.  The new
          signage is 40 feet long by 8 feet high and will take cranes
          and a team of people to install. The new sign will have
          white channel lettering with white LED lights, sitting in a
          blue cabinet display with a blue aluminum, backlit face.

WHEN:     FRIDAY, November 16th
          10 a.m. - NOON

WHERE:    WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
          8th Avenue (between W. 31st St. and W. 33rd St.) - New York

WHY:      WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden is the first naming
          rights deal for the property.  Previously, upon its opening
          in 1968, the theater had been known as the Felt Forum and
          was later named the Paramount Theater in the early 1990's.
          Most recently, in the mid 1990's, the theater was known as
          The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

NOTES:    The WaMu Theater at MSG is a versatile 5,600-seat venue that
          has served as host to major entertainment and sporting
          events in its 30 plus year history.  Some of the biggest
          names in the music world have played The Theater including
          Neil Young, Melissa Etheridge, Kanye West, Van Morrison,
          Elton John and Simon & Garfunkel.  The Theater has also
          hosted some of the hottest award shows including VH1 Divas
          Live, The Daytime Emmys and the Essence Awards.  The venue
          has also hosted a variety of sports events including the NBA
          and NFL drafts and numerous world championship boxing bouts.
          The most recent addition to the WaMu Theatre at Madison
          Square Garden is the new Cirque Du Soleil production Wintuk,
          which premiered with a ten-week run beginning November 1st.

MEDIA CONTACTS:  Dan Schoenberg, MSG, office 212-465-6367,
                 cell 917-902-7747
                 Missy Latham, WaMu, office 214-691-0513,
                 cell 713-594-9332

    CONTACT: Media Contacts:
             Dan Schoenberg, 212-465-6367
             Cell: 917-902-7747
             Missy Latham, 214-691-0513
             Cell: 713-594-9332

    SOURCE: Washington Mutual