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Oklahoma State University Announces Partnership With Ticketmaster

Sunday, August 7, 2005 - 22:04

Oklahoma State University announced today the signing of a multi-year agreement with Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, to provide comprehensive, integrated ticketing solutions for OSU athletics. OSU has selected Ticketmaster as its exclusive ticketing provider for all University athletic events at Gallagher- Iba Arena, Boone Pickens Stadium, Allie P Reynolds Stadium, Cowgirl Softball Stadium and Cowgirl Soccer Stadium.

Ticketmaster will provide OSU with new state of the art ticket services enabling new and renewing season ticket holders to manage their accounts, pay invoices, order and print event tickets and group tickets using the ticketFast online delivery system through OSU's official athletic website, www.okstate.com. Additionally, OSU will take advantage of Ticketmaster's integrated emailing solution featuring premiere consumer data management and enhanced marketing and reporting tools.

"Ticketmaster really gets it. After a very detailed and thorough evaluation, we determined that Ticketmaster is uniquely qualified to be our partner to deliver enhanced ticket services to our alumni and fans," said Joe Muller, Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs/Development, OSU Athletic Department. "Ticketmaster provides customer friendly, full-service ticketing solutions that are uniquely suited to streamline ticketing operations throughout the athletic department. We're determined to provide our donors, ticket purchasers (season and single game) and students with quality events and exemplary customer service and we're confident Ticketmaster will be a strong ally in taking OSU's athletic ticketing to a new level."

"OSU is clearly a leader among the nation's athletic departments, and Ticketmaster is thrilled to be partnering with this prestigious national institution," said Dennis Scanlon, Vice President Integrated Products Marketing, Ticketmaster. "OSU is the first Big 12 institution to select Ticketmaster as its ticketing solutions provider and our advanced suite of products and services will provide OSU and its patrons with tremendous value, flexibility and convenience."

Beginning this month, OSU will now be providing students and patrons throughout Oklahoma, the southwest, and beyond with easy and convenient access to event tickets and information online at www.okstate.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or by calling Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone in Oklahoma: Norman -- (405) 360-7776, Oklahoma City -- (405) 235-8288, and Tulsa -- (918) 587-2322; and in Texas: Dallas -- (214) 373-8000 and Metro -- (972) 647-5700; as well as at retail Ticket Center locations including: Foley's in Penn Square Mall in Oklahoma City and Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa and at all Ticket Center locations throughout the state of Texas.

"OSU is a respected leader among University athletic departments and Ticketmaster is honored to be chosen to join forces with OSU -- the first Big 12 institution to move its ticketing business to Ticketmaster," said Don Orris, Senior General Manager, Ticketmaster. OSU's athletic department is experiencing wonderful growth and is an important University business with recognized potential. Our integrated sales and marketing distribution programs will offer added value to the department's overall customer service and ticket sales strategy. OSU, its ticket holders, and supporters will be well-served by the first-rate products and service solutions we are implementing."

About Oklahoma State University

OSU is Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence and holds the state record for system enrollment with 33,000 students in Spring 2005. The OSU system is comprised of five campuses: OSU-Stillwater, OSU-Okmulgee, OSU- Oklahoma City, OSU-Tulsa, and the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, which includes the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Enrollment at OSU- Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa averages about 23,000, with approximately 4,500 faculty and staff. OSU operates Cowboys university athletic events at campus venues including Gallagher-Iba Arena, Boone Pickens Stadium, Allie P Reynolds Stadium, Cowgirl Softball Stadium and Cowgirl Soccer Stadium.

About Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing company, providing ticket sales and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 3,300 retail Ticket Center outlets; 19 worldwide telephone call centers; and a broad online and offline marketing network. Ticketmaster serves more than 9,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters, and sold 98 million tickets valued at $5 billion in 2004. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE: Ticketmaster

CONTACT: Joseph Biggs, Oklahoma State University Athletics,
+1-405-744-5608; or Bonnie Poindexter of Ticketmaster, +1-310-360-2321

Web site: http://www.okstate.com/

Web site: http://www.ticketmaster.com/

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