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Ticketmaster and Meier & Frank Sign Exclusive Ticketing Retail Outlet Agreement

Monday, August 16, 2004 - 19:11

Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, today announced that consumers in Northern Utah will now have the ability to purchase event tickets while shopping at Meier & Frank department stores in Salt Lake City, Riverdale, and Sandy, Utah.

"As a retailer with more than 100 years experience in providing quality fashions and superior customer service, we feel our relationship with Ticketmaster is an additional bonus for Meier & Frank shoppers," said Michael Ellmann, regional vice president, Meier & Frank. "Ticketmaster offers us a chance to further serve our diverse customer base, offering great tickets to local productions and major events in our stores throughout Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and now, Utah."

"The Ticketmaster - Meier & Frank relationship is a perfect complement for both companies," said Nicole Hobby, senior general manager of Ticketmaster, Rocky Mountains. "Together we are bringing Greater Salt Lake City communities the ability to purchase best available seating to events at some of the most popular entertainment destinations in the West, more easily than ever before."

These Ticketmaster retail ticket centers will provide entertainment fans with convenient access for purchasing tickets as well as up-to-the-minute event information including seating charts, venue information and more. Meier & Frank will also be able to sell tickets to select events in Las Vegas, Denver and other cities west of the Rockies. Tickets will be available for purchase at Meier & Frank Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday (except the ZCMI Mall location), 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets will no longer be available at Graywhale C.D. Exchange.

The following Meier & Frank locations will now feature Ticketmaster retail ticket centers:

      CITY                             MEIER & FRANK ADDRESS
   Salt Lake City                Cottonwood Mall - 4835 Highland Drive
   Salt Lake City                ZCMI Mall - 15 South Main Street
   Riverdale                     1134 West Riverdale Road
   Sandy                         South Towne Center - 10600 South 110 West

Ticketmaster is the exclusive ticketing provider of some of the most popular venues and athletic teams in Utah, including the Delta Center, Thanksgiving Point, Red Butte Garden and the Utah Jazz. As part of its ongoing service, Ticketmaster:

   *  Maintains and operates a ticket outlet network through Meier & Frank
      department stores, dedicated to serving the ticketing needs of Utah
      visitors and residents
   *  Maintains a dedicated telesales number to service Salt Lake City at
   *  Offers Utah live event tickets on the World Wide Web through

  About Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, sold more than 95 million tickets valued at more than $4 billion in 2002, through, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet, more than 3,500 retail Ticket Center outlets and 19 worldwide telephone call centers. Ticketmaster serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide and acts as the exclusive ticketing service for hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters and is the official ticketing provider and supporter of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

About Meier & Frank

Robinsons-May/Meier & Frank, a division of May Department Stores, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The group operates 73 stores, including 57 Robinsons-May stores in California, Nevada, and Arizona, and 16 Meier & Frank stores in Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

   For More Information Contact:
   Jennifer Munoz
   Meier & Frank

   Ina Murdock

   Kandus Simpson

SOURCE: Ticketmaster; Meier & Frank

CONTACT: Jennifer Munoz of Meier & Frank, +1-818-509-4424; or Ina
Murdock, +1-310-360-2322,, or Kandus Simpson,
+1-310-360-2321,, both of Ticketmaster

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