Live Nation And National Australia Bank Announce Major Australian Partnership

09/15/2015

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation Australia, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) company, is pleased to announce an official partnership with the National Australia Bank (NAB), one of Australia's largest financial institutions.

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The new multi-year association will provide customers of the NAB Group, including its Wealth Management Division, MLC with an exciting suite of Live Nation benefits, including exclusive access to concert ticketing, VIP packages, 'Money Can't Buy' experiences and specialised content. 

The partnership positions NAB as an official brand partner of Live Nation Australia and offers NAB nationwide category exclusivity across the financial services sector. MLC is also named as a superannuation partner.

Michael Coppel, president and CEO of Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, said: "Live Nation continues to offer brands an innovative sponsorship property to develop a deeper level of customer and staff engagement. Being able to tailor our benefits to suit an organisation the size of NAB has validated the scale we can provide. We have admired their long-term partnerships with the likes of the AFL and how they have developed over time to include various grass roots programs that have assisted the league to grow and broaden its reach."

NAB Acting Chief Marketing Officer Michael Nearhos said the bank was delighted to enter into this new partnership with Live Nation.

"We look forward to bringing these exciting benefits from the partnership to our customers. It will enable us to even further reward and recognize our customers with exclusive ticketing offers and VIP experiences. We're continually looking for ways we can show our customers how much we value and appreciate them — live entertainment is the ideal platform for us to do so," he said.

Live Nation's partnership with NAB is one of a limited number of exclusive brand partnerships Live Nation Australia and New Zealand has entered into and sees NAB join current brand partners Qantas, Europcar, NSW Health, Spark (NZ), American Express, and Hilton Hotels and Resorts.

The NAB 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: "Live Nation continues to partner with industry leaders and companies who genuinely wish to reward and thank their customers. NAB has a proven track record of expertly leveraging their partnerships, particularly in sport, and this partnership is their first foray into music. We look forward to working with NAB on various campaigns to leverage the ever-growing live music space and are excited about what we can create together."

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 mixitup
mixitup is Australia's leading  brand entertainment agency, working across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Established in 2006, mixitup creates and exclusively represents cultural assets, connecting customer centric brands to game changing content and experiences. For additional information, visit www.mixitup.com.au.

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For all Live Nation-related enquiries, please contact: Live Nation Australia and New Zealand, 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 2 9332 2002, For all NAB-related enquiries, please contact: NAB Corporate Affairs, Mark Alexander, Email: Mark.Alexander@nab.com.au, Phone: 61 412 171 447
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