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Air New Zealand

26.09.2016

Air New Zealand

LIVE NATION and AIR NEW ZEALAND

ANNOUNCE NEW ZEALAND PARTNERSHIP

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – (Sept. 26 2016) - Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) company, is pleased to announce its partnership with Air New Zealand, introducing the airline as the official airline partner for Live Nation New Zealand. The partnership marks a new addition to a limited number of exclusive partnerships in New Zealand, with Air New Zealand joining brand partners Spark, American Express, Flight Centre, Europcar, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts.

The Air New Zealand Group operates a global network facilitating more than 15 million passenger journeys a year to, from and within New Zealand. Air New Zealand is recognised as one of the world’s leading airlines with recent accolades including airlineratings.com Airline of the Year for the third year in a row, and Australasia’s Leading Airline for the seventh consecutive year at the 2015 World Travel Awards.

Air New Zealand’s Airpoints™ members will gain access to an extensive range of benefits including exclusive reserved seating, unique experiences, VIP hospitality and much more.

Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: “Live Nation is unparalleled in its ability to consistently connect the world's most prominent brands with their customers through one of the most powerful mediums available - live music. Utilizing Live Nation's network of concerts, ticketing and online assets will enable Air New Zealand to fully tap into the power of live music and its intimate connection with millions of fans. We are looking forward to a fantastic and mutually successful partnership."

Cam Wallace, Air New Zealand chief sales and commercial officer, said: “We are very pleased and excited to be partnering with Live Nation New Zealand. Our new partnership enables Air New Zealand to expand our domestic and international reach, as we fly more and more Live Nation artists, crew and their fans to perform at and witness incredible performances. It also means more benefits for Air New Zealand Airpoints customers with exclusive ticket access offers, unique money-can’t-buy experiences and engaging promotions through Live Nation presented tours and shows.”

The Air New Zealand partnership was brokered by Sydney-based entertainment partnerships agency, mixitup Australia, a Live Nation Australasia joint-venture company.

Greg Segal, managing director of mixitup, said: “We are excited to be working alongside such an iconic airline, with a commitment to drive innovation and be the world’s best. I love Air New Zealand’s no nonsense approach, they just get it and we look forward to connecting their customers with the best all-round entertainment experiences in NZ.”

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com. 

About mixitup:

Established in 2006, mixitup is a brand entertainment agency, working across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Music and entertainment is at the heart of the business. For additional information, visit: www.mixitup.com.au.

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For all Live Nation-related enquiries, please contact:

Live Nation Australasia

Fiona Lakin

Email: fiona.lakin@livenation.com.au

Phone: +61 3 8632 2500

For all mixitup Australia-related enquiries, please contact:

mixitup Australia

Greg Segal

Email: gregsegal@mixitup.com.au

Phone: +61 29332 2002

For all Air New Zealand-related enquiries, please contact:

Air New Zealand Group Communications

Phone: +64 21 747 320