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Live Nation Taps Qualcomm Exec Peggy Johnson For Board Of Directors

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Live Nation has added veteran Qualcomm executive Peggy Johnson to its Board of Directors as a new independent director, effective June 20, 2013. Ms. Johnson currently serves as Executive Vice President of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and President of Global Market Development.

At Qualcomm, Johnson ovesees the commercialization of new business and is tasked with developing strategic partnerships for the firm. She also serves as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Qualcomm Labs, Inc., an incubator organization that focuses on launching new businesses and products and expanding markets.

With a technology career that spans more than two decades, Ms. Johnson has held roles in nearly every facet of Qualcomm's operations. She began as a software engineer in the company's wireless solution group, and later held senior-level positions in technology, business development and sales. Most notably, under Ms. Johnson's leadership, Qualcomm developed and commercially launched BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless), the world's first large-scale mobile app store, which inspired the growth of a global ecosphere that has generated more than $3 billion in revenues to date.

"Peggy's impressive technology background and extensive experience in emerging regions will be invaluable to our team as we continue to upgrade our platforms and as we look to bring those technology-based enhancements to even more fans around the globe," said Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer of Live Nation. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers