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OEG and Live Nation Canada Announce Strategic Partnership

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EDMONTON, AB and VANCOUVER, BC --(Marketwired - February 23, 2016) - Live Nation Canada, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) company, and Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) today announced Live Nation Canada as the Preferred Promoter for Rogers Place and the Winter Garden, with plans to build a broader, strategic partnership between the two companies aimed at expanded content and live entertainment opportunities in the region. Ticketmaster will become the ticketing solution provider, helping OEG attract more fans and sell more tickets.

The multi-year partnership establishes Rogers Place as a premiere destination for top-tier talent and places OEG at the centre of live entertainment in Edmonton and Northern Alberta accessing Live Nation Canada's vast platform of artists, concerts, festivals and events. Under the Preferred Promoter agreement for Rogers Place and the Winter Garden, Live Nation Canada will provide world-class content as well as strategic planning towards the Facility's Entertainment strategy.

The partnership also lays the foundation for OEG to expand its footprint in the region by aligning with Live Nation Canada's industry-leading experience and expertise.

OEG will also access Live Nation Canada's expertise and talent in the Rogers Place Grand Opening plan.

"Our partnership with Live Nation Canada is transformational for Oilers Entertainment Group. It places Rogers Place in the upper echelon of venues in North America and lays the foundation for future growth," said Oilers Entertainment Group CEO and Vice Chair Bob Nicholson. "We want Rogers Place to be an amazing venue for live entertainment and Live Nation Canada will help us achieve that goal. This is an important step in OEG's vision to become a global sports and entertainment leader and we are thrilled to have Live Nation as a partner."

"As we continue to expand our growth in the region, I am delighted that we have established this partnership with Oilers Entertainment Group," commented Paul Haagenson, President, Live Nation Canada. "Aligning our strengths with those of OEG was a natural fit, and we are excited to work with the group to bring an even greater array of performances to the area."

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 Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About Oilers Entertainment Group

Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) delivers leading sports, entertainment and other special event programming to fans and patrons in Canada and the United States. OEG owns the 5-time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers, the WHL's Edmonton Oil Kings, the AHL's Bakersfield Condors, and will operate Rogers Place, the new home of the Oilers and Oil Kings in downtown Edmonton. OEG also owns and operates one of Canada's most accomplished television, event, and brand-promotion companies and has recently added Silver Pictures Entertainment to its growing sports & entertainment business. For additional information, visit www.rogersplace.com.

For more information, contact:

Tim Shipton
Vice President Corporate Communications
Oilers Entertainment Group

Sandra Merz
Media Relations/Western Canada
Live Nation Canada