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|Bruce Eskowitz Promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Venues and Alliances at Live Nation|
LOS ANGELES, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), a leading live event and venue management company, announced today the promotion of Bruce Eskowitz to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Venues and Alliances at the company. Mr. Eskowitz, who has held the title of President of Global Venues and Alliances since December of 2005, also assumes the title of Chief Executive Officer of the division. The Alliances division was formerly known as Sponsorship at the company.
Mr. Eskowitz will continue to oversee the 153 venues the company currently owns, operates and/or books around the world. He will also continue to direct Live Nation's Alliances division which markets the company's network of assets -- music venues and tours, motor sports, action sports, theatrical, online and digital properties -- to corporations seeking unique brand positioning, associations and positive business results.
"This promotion recognizes the important contributions Bruce has made to the company thus far," said Live Nation Chief Executive Officer Michael Rapino. "The promotion also signifies the importance of both the venue and alliance businesses to our overall growth strategy."
"Working with Michael and the talented group of people we have assembled here at Live Nation has been an exciting and rewarding experience," said Mr. Eskowitz. "I look forward to the challenges ahead as we continue to deliver improved entertainment experiences to our customers."
Prior to serving in his current capacity, Mr. Eskowitz was President of National Sales and Marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment. He also held the position of Executive Vice President of SFX and President of PACE Communications in Texas. Mr. Eskowitz has more than 20 years experience in the entertainment, sports, advertising and promotion arenas.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is a leading live event and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates and/or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV." For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company's website at www.livenation.com
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