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09/14/2015     WME | IMG ACQUIRES THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION FROM DONALD J. TRUMP

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WME | IMG ACQUIRES THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION FROM DONALD J. TRUMP BEVERLY HILLS, CA (September 14, 2015) WME | IMG today announced the acquisition of The Miss Universe Organization, which includes MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA, and MISS TEEN USA, from Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump had acquired NBCUniversal's interest in The Miss Universe Organization as part of the settlement of his litigation against NBCUniversal. The Miss Universe Organization is an international organization that advances and supports opportunities for women. MISS UNIVERSE is distributed in more than 190 countries worldwide and seen by more than half a billion people annually. The MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA, and MISS TEEN USA pageants provide a global platform for more than 10,000 women annually through dedicated partnerships with charities, sponsors, brands, franchisees and television networks around the world. Additionally, the organization raises millions of dollars for charities annually, including nearly $4 million in 2014 alone. "Having worked closely with The Miss Universe Organization in the past, we understand the incredible potential of the events and the star-quality of the participants," said Mark Shapiro, Chief Content Officer, WME | IMG. "The global reach of The Miss Universe Organization and the content opportunities presented by the pageants make this a strong, strategic addition to our portfolio." "I have truly enjoyed owning the MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA, and MISS TEEN USA pageants," said Mr. Trump. "When I purchased the pageants many years ago, they were in serious trouble. It has been a great honor making them so successful and I have really enjoyed watching the pageants grow throughout the USA and worldwide. The pageants are now in the hands of a great company that will shepherd them to even greater levels of success." This acquisition expands WME | IMG's portfolio of global events and media properties across entertainment and fashion, including more than 20 fashion weeks per year in cities including New York, Berlin, and Sydney; original lifestyle productions including this year's "Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row" taking place at Madison Square Garden; and global lifestyle festivals including Taste Festivals and Lollapalooza. IMG has served as executive producers of both MISS UNIVERSE and MISS USA pageants in the past. The Raine Group and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as WME | IMG's financial and legal advisors, respectively. ### About WME | IMG WME | IMG is the global leader in entertainment, sports, events, media and fashion. Operating in more than 25 countries, the company specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production and distribution; and event management.

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WME | IMG ADQUIERE THE MISS UNIVERSE ORGANIZATION DE DONALD J. TRUMP BEVERLY HILLS, CA (Septiembre 14, 2015) WME | IMG anunci hoy la adquisicin de The Miss Universe Organization, la cual incluye MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA y MISS TEEN USA, de Donald J. Trump. El Sr. Trump haba adquirido acciones de NBCUniversal en The Miss Universe Organization como parte del arreglo de su litigio contra NBCUniversal. The Miss Universe Organization es una organizacin internacional que apoya y contribuye al progreso de las oportunidades para las mujeres. MISS UNIVERSE se distribuye en ms de 190 pases en todo el mundo y es visto por ms de quinientos millones de personas al ao. Los concursos de belleza de MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA y MISS TEEN USA proporcionan una plataforma global para ms de 10,000 mujeres al ao a travs de asociaciones dedicadas con sociedades de beneficencia, patrocinadores, marcas, franquicias y redes de televisin en todo el mundo. Adems, la organizacin recauda millones de dlares al ao para obras de beneficencia, lo cual solo en 2014 signific $4 millones. "Al haber colaborado estrechamente con The Miss Universe Organization en el pasado, podemos comprender el increble potencial de los eventos y la calidad estelar de las participantes", dijo Mark Shapiro, Jefe de Contenido de WME | IMG. "El alcance global de The Miss Universe Organization y las oportunidades de contenidos que presentan los concursos de belleza hacen de esto una fuerte adicin estratgica a nuestro portafolio". "Realmente he disfrutado haber sido el propietario de los concursos de MISS UNIVERSE, MISS USA y MISS TEEN USA", dijo el Sr. Trump. "Cuando compr los concursos de belleza hace muchos aos, se encontraban en serios problemas. Ha sido un gran honor volverlos tan exitosos y en verdad he disfrutado verlos crecer por todos los Estados Unidos y en el mundo. Los concursos quedan ahora en manos de una gran empresa que los llevar a niveles todava ms grandes de xito". Esta adquisicin expande el portafolio de eventos globales y propiedades de los medios de WME | IMG a travs de los mbitos del entretenimiento y la moda, lo que implica ms de 20 semanas de la moda por ao en ciudades como Nueva York, Berln y Sdney, entre otras; producciones originales para estilos de vida entre las que se incluye "Macy's Presents Fashion's Front Row" de este ao, que se llevar a cabo en Madison Square Garden; y festivales globales sobre estilos de vida tales como "Taste Festivals" y Lollapalooza. IMG se ha desempeado en el pasado como productor ejecutivo de los concursos de belleza MISS UNIVERSE y MISS USA. The Raine Group y Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP trabajaron respectivamente como asesores financieros y legales de WME | IMG. ### Acerca de WME | IMG WME | IMG es la empresa lder global en entretenimiento, deportes, eventos, medios y moda. Esta compaa que opera en ms de 25 pases se especializa en gestin y representacin de talentos; estrategias de posicionamiento, activacin y licencias de marcas; produccin y distribucin de medios, y gestin de eventos.

Author: Maura McGreevy Assistant

 

 

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