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FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC… LIVE NATION AND TD BANK GROUP TEAM UP TO CONNECT WITH LIVE MUSIC FANS ACROSS CANADA
TORONTO– (July 10, 2012) – Live Nation Entertainment Canada (NYSE:LYV), the largest live entertainment ecommerce company in the country, announced today a groundbreaking marketing alliance with TD Bank Group (TD), the sixth largest bank in North America with approximately 22 million customers worldwide. This union marks the first Canadian bank sponsorship relationship for Live Nation Canada and will enable TD to reach thousands of live music fans across the country.
“Music plays an important role in the lives of our customers, our employees and their communities,” says Dominic Mercuri, EVP, Community, Environment and Chief Marketing Officer. “By joining with Live Nation Canada, we now have the opportunity to connect with music-loving Canadians throughout the year.”
“For years TD has demonstrated its commitment to supporting music across the country, making this alliance with Live Nation, Canada's national concert promoter, a natural next step,” says Riley O’Connor, Chairman, Live Nation Canada. "Together, we will enable TD to reach, engage and connect with live music fans and their customers both in venues across the country and online through Ticketmaster.ca. We are proud to align ourselves with TD and their ongoing commitment to the Canadian music community."
The pairing encompasses exclusive sponsorship opportunities for TD at concert events held at the Air Canada Centre and the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, as well as the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. TD will also have onsite activities to engage and enhance the concert-going experience at select shows.
Since 2003, TD has helped bring the best in musical talent to Canadian communities through its support of major jazz and music festivals, as well as many music-based community and educational programs. TD was also a proud sponsor of the 2012 JUNO Awards.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
About TD Bank Group:
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (TD). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves approximately 22 million customers in four key businesses operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe: Canadian Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Canada Trust and TD Auto Finance Canada; Wealth and Insurance, including TD Waterhouse, an investment in TD Ameritrade, and TD Insurance; U.S. Personal and Commercial Banking, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, and TD Auto Finance U.S.; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world's leading online financial services firms, with approximately 8 million online customers. TD had CDN$773 billion in assets on April 30, 2012.The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol "TD" on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.
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