Dave Howard Joins The Madison Square Garden Company as President, MSG Sports

Dave Howard Joins The Madison Square Garden Company as President, MSG Sports

NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hank Ratner, president and chief
executive officer of The Madison Square Garden Company, today announced that
distinguished sports executive, Dave Howard, has joined the company as
president, MSG Sports, effective April 9. In this role, Mr. Howard will be
responsible for running the business operations of the New York Knicks, New
York Rangers, New York Liberty and Hartford Whale, as well as the management
of the company's Sports Properties unit.

"Dave has been one of New York's premier sports executives for over two
decades, and we are pleased he will be joining our Company to lead our sports
business," said Mr. Ratner. "MSG Sports represents some of the most popular
and enduring brands in the world, and we're confident Dave's vision and
management skills will ensure we continue to earn the passionate loyalty of
generations of fans, while developing strategic growth opportunities that help
drive our business."

As president of MSG Sports, Mr. Howard will have a wide range of
responsibilities tied to the successful operations of the sports division,
including optimizing the core businesses, while creating and driving new
revenue streams, and enhancing the value of the MSG Sports brand. In addition
to managing the strategic plan, budgets and forecasting for the businesses, he
will oversee the marketing and game presentations of the Knicks, Rangers and
Liberty, as well as the sale of their season and individual game tickets,
suites and Madison Club memberships.He will help direct integrated sales,
including establishing strategic sponsorships through the development of new
inventory packages that drive increased marketing partnerships. Mr. Howard
will manage the Sports Properties division, including the presentation of
sporting events such as college and high school basketball, boxing and tennis,
along with the development of new growth opportunities.

"I am honored to be joining The Madison Square Garden Company, and
particularly thrilled to have the privilege of leading MSG Sports," said Mr.
Howard. "There are very few organizations anywhere with the strength of MSG's
sports brands, and I look forward to utilizing my experience to ensure we
build on MSG's position as one of the world's leading sports organizations. I
would also like to thank the Mets' ownership and organization for what has
been an amazing professional experience in Flushing."

Mr. Howard joins MSG Sports following more than two decades at the New York
Mets organization and Major League Baseball.Most recently, he served as
executive vice president of business operations for the Mets, where he oversaw
all business departments, including ticket sales & services, corporate sales &
partnerships, marketing & communications, broadcasting, media relations, venue
services, ballpark operations, guest experience and security. In addition, he
was responsible for the team's Florida training facility and the St. Lucie
Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones minor league business operations. During his 20
years with the Mets organization, Mr. Howard held a number of significant
roles, including as the team's general counsel, corporate secretary, vice
president of business affairs and senior vice president of business and legal
affairs.He played a key role in moving the Mets from Shea Stadium to Citi
Field, where he was also instrumental in attracting other premier events,
including top concerts and college lacrosse, as well as the first-ever major
soccer matches. Prior to joining the Mets, Mr. Howard was an associate counsel
in the office of the commissioner's office at Major League Baseball, and an
associate at the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell.He began his career as a law
clerk for the Honorable George C. Pratt at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Second Circuit.

Mr. Howard graduated cum laude from Fordham University of Law and received his
bachelor's degree in Economics from Dartmouth College, where he graduated
magna cum laude.He has served on a number of community and charitable boards,
including: The Bridge Church of the Nazarene, Rockville Centre Little League;
Baseball Chapel, Inc; Molly College Board of Trustees; CCFA-Long Island
Chapter Advisory Board; and Tufts University Athletics Board of Advisors.Mr.
Howard, his wife, Nancy, and their children make their home on Long Island.

About The Madison Square Garden Company

The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG) is a fully-integrated sports,
media and entertainment business comprised of three business segments: MSG
Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to
work together to drive the company's overall business. The Company is built on
a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates,
produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and
other media assets. MSG Sports consists of owning and operating sports
franchises, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL),
the New York Liberty (WNBA), and the Connecticut Whale (AHL). MSG Sports also
features other sports properties, including the presentation of a wide variety
of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball,
track and field and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content
development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating
from MSG's venues. MSG Media consists of the MSG Networks (MSG, MSG Plus, MSG
HD and MSG Plus HD) regional sports networks and the Fuse Networks (Fuse and
Fuse HD), a national television network dedicated to music. MSG Entertainment
is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment
creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the
Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes. MSG
Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as
concerts, family shows and special events in MSG's diverse collection of
venues.More information is available

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