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Partnership Names Groupon Official Daily Deals Site of MLB.com



  Partnership Names Groupon Official Daily Deals Site of MLB.com

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- November 29, 2012

Today Groupon (http://www.groupon.com) announced a multi-year agreement with
MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of
Major League Baseball, to become MLB.com’s official daily deals site. Under
the new arrangement, Groupon will host deals from a number of MLB’s 30 clubs
through its GrouponLive events platform.

Groupon and several MLB clubs debuted a variety of successful offers in
markets across the country during the 2012 regular season and postseason.

“Groupon is proud to partner with MLB Advanced Media and work with the teams
to create new, unique opportunities for our customers to appreciate America’s
favorite pastime,” said GrouponLive General Manager, Greg Rudin. “In addition
to great deals on tickets, fans will have a chance to enjoy unforgettable
ballpark experiences.”

“Groupon offers a cutting-edge marketing channel with an extensive customer
base to drive additional ticketing opportunities and incremental revenue for
our teams,” said Noah Garden, EVP, Revenue, MLBAM.

The partnership also will provide baseball fans with the opportunity to
purchase once-in-a-lifetime experiential packages from participating clubs,
including access to batting practices, luxury box seats and clubhouse and
ballpark tours.

About GrouponLive

GrouponLive launched in May 2011 as a joint venture between Groupon and Live
Nation Entertainment to offer some of the world’s best deals on local
entertainment. Events include: college or professional sports, family
entertainment, musicals and plays, concerts at smaller, intimate venues to
some of the top shows at arenas and stadiums. These offers are sold
exclusively through Groupon’s featured local daily deals channel at
www.groupon.com and via Groupon’s mobile app.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader in local commerce, making it easy
for people around the world to search and discover great businesses at
unbeatable prices. Groupon is reinventing the traditional small business world
by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including
customizable deal campaigns, credit card payments processing capabilities and
point-of-sale solutions to help them attract more customers and run their
operations more effectively. By leveraging the company’s global relationships
and scale, Groupon offers consumers incredible deals on the best stuff to eat,
see, do, and buy in 48 countries. With Groupon, shoppers discover the best a
city has to offer with Groupon Local, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways,
and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings and
more with Groupon Goods. To subscribe to Groupon emails, visit
www.Groupon.com. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how
to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.

About MLB Advanced Media

Established in June 2000 following a unanimous vote by the 30 Major League
Baseball club owners to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations, MLB
Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) is the interactive media and Internet company of
Major League Baseball. MLBAM manages the official league site, www.MLB.com,
and each of the 30 individual Club sites to create the most comprehensive
Major League Baseball resource on the Internet. MLB.com offers fans the most
complete baseball information and interactivity on the web, including
up-to-date statistics, game previews and summaries, extensive historical
information, online ticket sales, baseball merchandise, authenticated
memorabilia and collectibles, fantasy games, live full-game video streaming
and in-progress and on-demand highlights, live and archived audio broadcasts
of every game, Gameday pitch-by-pitch application, around-the-clock hosted and
specialty video programming, complete blogging capabilities and the
award-winning suite of At Bat mobile applications. MLBAM powers more live
events on the Internet than any other website in the world.

Contact:

Groupon
Nick Halliwell, 312.999.3806
nhalliwell@groupon.com
or
MLB Advanced Media
Matthew Gould, 212.485.8959
matthew.gould@mlb.com
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