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WWE® Names Gerrit Meier EVP of International

  WWE® Names Gerrit Meier EVP of International

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. -- March 29, 2013

WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced the appointment of Gerrit Meier as Executive
Vice President (EVP) of International. Meier will report directly to WWE
Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.

Gerrit Meier, Executive Vice President of International, WWE will report
directly to WWE Chairman an ...

Gerrit Meier, Executive Vice President of International, WWE will report
directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. (Photo: Business Wire)

As the head of the International division, Meier will be a key member of WWE’s
senior management team. He will be responsible for growing WWE’s brand and
business outside of the U.S. with the primary focus on expanding the company’s
international television distribution agreements. Meier will also manage the
continued advancement of WWE’s international licensing, live events, digital
and publishing operations.

Meier brings nearly 20 years of experience helping content and distribution
companies grow on a global basis within the context of rapidly changing
consumer behavior and a quickly evolving technical/digital paradigm. As a
seasoned media executive, he has held senior leadership positions and expanded
the international footprint of several well-known companies, including
Spotify, Clear Channel and Bertelsmann.

Prior to joining WWE, Meier was Spotify’s Global General Manager for
Distribution and Partnerships where he successfully forged new partnerships
with blue chip brands like Coca-Cola, Yahoo, Deutsche Telekom and Target. He
also helped lead industry change for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
through the creation of the iHeartRadio brand, products and digital
ad-network.

Meier began his career within Accenture/Andersen Consulting’s Strategic
Services Practice, and subsequent to that, worked several years for EMI and
BMG. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, and his undergraduate
degree in International Business Administration from the European Business
School London, U.K.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media
organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company
consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content
52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly
entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and
publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries
and 30 languages and reaches more than 600 million homes worldwide. The
company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los
Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and
corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to
http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans,
wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property
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the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking
statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties.
These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to
maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television and pay-per-view
programming distribution agreements; the need for continually developing
creative and entertaining programming; the continued importance of key
performers and the services of Vincent McMahon; the conditions of the markets
in which we compete and acceptance of the Company's brands, media and
merchandise within those markets; our exposure to bad debt risk; uncertainties
relating to regulatory and litigation matters; risks resulting from the highly
competitive nature of our markets; uncertainties associated with international
markets; the importance of protecting our intellectual property and complying
with the intellectual property rights of others; risks associated with
producing and travelling to and from our large live events, both domestically
and internationally; the risk of accidents or injuries during our physically
demanding events; risks relating to our film business; risks relating to
increasing content production for distribution on various platforms, including
the potential creation of a WWE Network; risks relating to our computer
systems and online operations; risks relating to the large number of shares of
common stock controlled by members of the McMahon family and the possibility
of the sale of their stock by the McMahons or the perception of the
possibility of such sales; the relatively small public float of our stock; and
other risks and factors set forth from time to time in Company filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results could differ materially
from those currently expected or anticipated. In addition, our dividend is
dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity
and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative
uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal
restrictions on the payment of dividends, general economic and competitive
conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider
relevant.

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Contact:

WWE
Media:
Matthew Altman, 203-352-1177
Matthew.Altman@wwecorp.com
or
Investors:
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