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Ticketmaster Acquires VIP Ticketing Services Company SLO Limited

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Ticketmaster has announced it has acquired the assets of SLO Limited, Inc., a leading provider of VIP ticketing services to major touring artists and special events. The acquisition strengthens Ticketmaster's services to the touring community and enhances Ticketmaster's ability to offer fans access to unique concert-going experiences.

SLO's services include concierge delivery of premium seats on behalf of its touring and event clients, creation and fulfillment of unique consumer ticket packages, production and hosting of on-site fan experiences, and concert travel packaging for fans. Ticketmaster will integrate its advanced ticketing products into SLO's operations to enable SLO to provide even greater service to its clients. In addition, Ticketmaster will expand SLO's fan- focused offerings, which will provide Ticketmaster consumers greater choice when buying tickets.

"I am thrilled that, by joining forces with Ticketmaster, we will be able to offer VIP ticketing services and special access opportunities to greater numbers of passionate music fans," said Shelley Lazar, CEO of SLO Limited. "We are going to utilize our deep ties and long history in the concert industry to deliver concert-going experiences that surpass all fan expectations."

"Artists today are searching for more and better opportunities to interact directly with their most passionate fans," said David Goldberg, Ticketmaster EVP Music Services. "Bringing SLO into the Ticketmaster family will allow Ticketmaster to provide fans with more opportunities to engage with their favorite artists and more access to the premium seats that historically have not always been made available to the general public."

Ms. Lazar has worked in the music and concert industries for over 30 years, heading backstage management, ticketing and credentials for world concert tours by the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Police, Barbra Streisand, The Who, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Josh Groban, Bette Midler, Coldplay, and many others. SLO is currently providing VIP ticketing services for artists and events including The Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, George Michael, Dolly Parton, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, Linkin Park, Rod Stewart, the MTV Video Music Awards and the Summer X- Games. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers