WWE® Partners with Hire Heroes USA

  WWE® Partners with Hire Heroes USA

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. & STAMFORD, Conn. -- December 17, 2012

WWE(NYSE: WWE) today announced a partnership with Hire Heroes USA, an
organization committed to serving our nation’s veterans through personalized
and customized job search training and assistance. To support Hire Heroes
USA’s mission, WWE will make a donation and utilize all its assets, including
TV broadcasts, live events, digital and social media to generate awareness and
raise funds. In addition, Hire Heroes USA will partner with WWE to implement a
veterans hiring initiative and enhance WWE’s military hiring practices.

The partnership, which will expand WWE’s commitment to the military through
the support of programs that create job opportunities for U.S. military
veterans and their spouses, will be featured during the 10^th anniversary of
WWE Tribute to the Troops. This annual holiday special airs on USA Network
this Wednesday, December 19 at 9 p.m. and on NBC this Saturday, December 22 at
9 p.m.

With a narrowly tailored mission and a personal approach to each unemployed or
transitioning veteran and spouse, Hire Heroes USA has helped more than 600
veterans find employment in the past two years. In 2012 almost 2,000 new
veterans registered for Hire Heroes USA assistance and nearly 400 more were
helped at two-day workshops focused on providing assistance to wounded, ill,
or injured service members.

“WWE has a clear commitment to supporting the US military and the top
organizations that help military veterans and their families,” said Brian
Stann, President and CEO of Hire Heroes USA. “Like us, WWE follows verbal
support with action, making a tangible difference in the lives of those who
have sacrificed so much in defense of this nation. We are proud to partner
with WWE so that together we can help reduce veteran unemployment.”

“WWE has a long history of supporting our armed forces because we are
extremely grateful for the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes,” said Vince
McMahon, Chairman and CEO, WWE. “It is an honor for us to partner with Hire
Heroes USA and support programs that will help our veterans.”

WWE’s longstanding commitment to the military in the U.S. and abroad includes
its annual Tribute to the Troops events, Tickets for the Troops program and
regular visits to military bases, hospitals and fundraisers that support
military personnel and their families.

The United States Department of Labor estimates that the military discharges
160,000 active service members and 110,000 Reserve and National Guard members
annually. Statistically, about 32,000 of those veterans will join the ranks of
nearly 1 million veterans already unemployed.

For more information about Hire Heroes USA, please visit
www.hireheroesusa.org.

About WWE’S Corporate Social Responsibility

WWE’s global community outreach programs address important social issues,
including education, diversity and inclusion, military support and fulfilling
wishes and dreams. WWE and its Superstars and Divas support a wide range of
programs, partners and initiatives that strive to positively impact children
and families worldwide, including the “Be a STAR” anti-bullying campaign,
WrestleMania Reading Challenge, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Make-A-Wish, WWE
Tribute to the Troops and many more. For more information log onto
http://www.wwe.com/inside/overtheropes/wweinyourcorner.

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About Hire Heroes USA

Founded in 2007, Hire Heroes USA is a national, nonprofit organization
headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job
opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized
employment training and corporate engagement. Hire Heroes USA has gained
national-recognition for its comprehensive “recruitment to placement”
continuum of veteran assistance and corporate engagement, resulting in one
veteran hired every business day. For more information visit
www.hireheroesusa.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contact:

Media:
WWE
Matthew Altman, 203-352-1177
Matthew.Altman@wwecorp.com
or
Hire Heroes USA
Megan Whitson, 678-248-8126
mwhitson@hireheroesusa.org
or
Investors:
WWE
Michael Weitz, 203-352-8642
Michael.Weitz@wwecorp.com
 
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