eBay Inc. and AEG Announce Industry-Leading Global Partnership Across Multiple Platforms

  eBay Inc. and AEG Announce Industry-Leading Global Partnership Across
  Multiple Platforms

   eBay Companies, Including StubHub & PayPal, to Align with AEG Platforms;
   Through Official Partnership with AEG’s AXS Ticketing, StubHub to Become
Official Fan-to-Fan Ticket Marketplace for AEG Venues Worldwide, LA Kings, LA
                Galaxy Sports Franchises and Other Properties

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. & LOS ANGELES -- November 12, 2012

eBay Inc. and AEG announced that they have signed an unprecedented global
partnership to facilitate multiple venue sponsorships and technology
integrations, designed to create a constantly evolving showcase of world-class
digital technologies for the live event experience for fans across the world.
A variety of eBay companies and initiatives will be included in elements of
the multi-year partnership.

Beginning Q1 2013, StubHub will become the exclusive secondary ticketing
solution for AEG venues and AXS Ticketing, the innovative ticketing platform
launched by AEG in 2011. StubHub will also serve as the Official Secondary
Partner of STAPLES Center, the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings (NHL) and
the LA Galaxy starting with the 2013-14 seasons for each franchise. Globally,
the deal will look to integrate with a number of major venues across Europe as
StubHub continues to expand internationally. Global commerce leader, PayPal,
will become one of AXS Ticketing’s new methods of payment, providing to their
fans in the United States and United Kingdom access to tens of thousands of
events on any given day. AEG’s industry leading music merchandise company,
BandMerch, will also begin to extend its rosters of over 135 artists to the
eBay Marketplace. As the multi-year partnership continues, further
integrations will take place between eBay Inc.’s portfolio of businesses and
AEG’s collection of assets, which includes more than 100 of the world’s
preeminent facilities.

“Technology is revolutionizing commerce, and eBay Inc. is working with leading
companies around the world to use our platforms to bring innovative new
experiences to consumers,” said Devin Wenig, president of eBay marketplaces.
“Integrating our technology platforms with AEG is a natural fit for eBay Inc.,
and allows our companies to give fans nearly unprecedented access to the
events, performers and athletes they love.”

“eBay is one of the most complete and well-rounded ecommerce and technology
companies in the world and pairing our combined capabilities and global reach
is an exciting opportunity” said Tim Leiweke, president and CEO, AEG. “This
partnership will help bring even deeper digital resources and online marketing
reach to the AXS Ticketing platform and will allow us to continue to transform
the live event fan experience.”

As the exclusive secondary ticketing partner for AEG’s ticketing platform AXS
Ticketing, StubHub will provide a barcode cancel/re-issue solution for the
seamless transfer of tickets between buyers and sellers. Additionally, StubHub
will become the Official Fan-to-Fan Ticket Marketplace for more than 30 AEG
facilities worldwide, including such iconic venues as STAPLES Center (Los
Angeles), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston), The
Warfield (San Francisco), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Best Buy Theater (Times
Square), as well as additional AEG venues throughout the world, which will be
announced at a future date.

With activation beginning in January 2013, StubHub will be designated as one
of 11 “Founding Partners” of STAPLES Center, receiving a variety of customized
signage and activation components including prominent interior and outdoor
marquee signage, in- game/event branding elements and enhanced online
presence. It will also create the ability to offer StubHub Fan Rewards members
with opportunities to experience the venue in a whole new way – with seat
upgrades, behind-the-scenes tours and access to exclusive VIP hospitality
opportunities such as STAPLES Center’s Hyde Lounge and Lexus Club. The
agreement also provides StubHub with additional marketing assets at L.A. LIVE
as well as opportunities with the LA Kings.

AEG’s industry leading music merchandise company, BandMerch, will begin to
extend its online storefronts to the eBay marketplace, bringing seamless
payment options and integrated access to eBay’s tens of millions of customers
to its roster of 135 world-class bands and performers.

The companies will collectively explore additional, future opportunities for
innovative solutions to better serve fans for their entertainment needs.

About eBay Inc.

Founded in 1995 inSan Jose, Calif.,eBay Inc.(NASDAQ:EBAY) is a global
commerce platform and payments leader connecting millions of buyers and
sellers. We do so througheBay, the world's largest online marketplace, which
allows users to buy and sell in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal,
which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send
and receive digital payments; and through GSI, which facilitates ecommerce,
multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises.
X.commerce brings together the technology assets and developer communities
ofeBay, PayPal and Magento, an ecommerce platform, to supporteBay
Inc.'smission of enabling commerce. We also reach millions through
specialized marketplaces such asStubHub, the world's largest ticket
marketplace, andeBayclassifieds sites, which together have a presence in
more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the
company and its global portfolio of online brands, visitwww.ebayinc.com

About AEG

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world.
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated
with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world's preeminent
facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), The Home Depot Center
(Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Sprint Center,
(Kansas City), Rose Garden Arena (Portland, OR), Target Center (Minneapolis,
MN), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing,
China), O2 World Hamburg, Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe
arena (Stockholm, Sweden), O2 World arena (Berlin, Germany) and The O2 arena
and entertainment district (London, England) which are all part of the
portfolio of AEG Facilities. Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square
foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment
district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Club Nokia, a 54-story,
1001-room convention "headquarters" destination along with entertainment,
restaurant and office space that "officially" opened in 2010. In addition to
overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA),
assets of AEG Sports include franchises and properties such as the Stanley Cup
Champion Los Angeles Kings (NHL), MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy two
hockey franchises in Europe, the Amgen Tour of California cycling race and
Zazzle Bay to Breakers foot race. AEG Live, the company's live-entertainment
division, is the world's second largest concert promotion and touring company
and is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and
special event divisions with fifteen regional offices. AEG Global
Partnerships, a division responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of
sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships and AEG
Merchandising, a multi-faceted merchandising company are also core business
units of AEG. In 2010, AEG launched its AEG 1EARTH environmental program with
the announcement of 2020 environmental goals and the release of the industry's
first sustainability report while in 2011, AEG introduced axs Ticketing, the
first phase of its new entertainment platform serving as the company's primary
consumer brand which will also feature a mobile service as well as a video
content service now in development. For additional information, visit
www.aegworldwide.com.

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Contact:

StubHub
Glenn Lehrman, 917-533-5998
glehrman@stubhub.com
or
AEG
Michael Roth, 310-308-7684
mroth@aegworldwide.com
 
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