employees around the world will allow us to select those prospects that best
enhance the Company’s
performance. Priority projects going forward include the development of Farmers Field adjacent to ourL.A. Live campus and the pursuit of our plan to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles, our recentlyannounced initiative to collaborate with MGM to build a new arena in Las Vegas, the acquisition of ownership stakes and the associated refurbishment of several major global arenas in Europe and ourongoing investment in AXS.com, our ticketing and e-commerce platform, as we expand its capabilitiesfor the benefit of our venues, partners, performers and consumer end-users.
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment companies in the world with a network of over 120owned, operated and programmed venues on five continents. AEG is a wholly owned subsidiary of theAnschutz Company. AEG owns or operates many of the world's preeminent entertainment venues suchas STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), The O2 (London, UK), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai,China), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), the Ericsson Globe Arena(Stockholm, Sweden), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), Ulker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey),BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Brisbane Entertainment Center (Brisbane, Australia), TheHome Depot Center (Carson, CA), Best Buy Theater (Times Square, New York), Sprint Center, (KansasCity), Rose Garden Arena (Portland, OR), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN) and the O2 World Hamburg(Hamburg, Germany). Developed by AEG, L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot downtown Los Angelessports, residential and entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Club Nokia, a 54-story, 1001-room convention "headquarters" destination anchored by The Ritz-Carlton & JW MarriottHotel at L.A., the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE
and Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant WP 24,
along with entertainment, restaurant and office space. In addition to overseeing a privately held interest inthe Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), assets of AEG Sports include franchises and properties such as theStanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings (NHL), MLS Cup Champion L.A. Galaxy, the BerlinEisbaren
, Germany’s championship hockey team, the Amgen Tour of California cycling race and Zazzle
Bay to Breakers foot race. AEG Live, the company's live-entertainment subsidiary, is the world's secondlargest concert promotion and touring company and is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition,broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions with fifteen regional offices. AEG GlobalPartnerships, a subsidiary responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships, naming rightsand other strategic partnerships, and AEG Merchandising, a multi-faceted merchandising company, are
also core business units of AEG. AXS.com is AEG’s t
icketing and e-commerce subsidiary, the first phase
of AEG’s new entertainment platform that will be the company's primary consu
mer brand and will alsofeature mobile services as well as video content services. For additional information, visitwww.AEGworldwide.com.Dan Beckerman, President and Chief Executive Officer, first joined AEG in 1997 as Chief FinancialOfficer of the Los Angeles Kings and, as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of AEG,
has played a key role in all phases of AEG’
s growth. Mr. Beckerman previously served as Vice President,Finance for the Los Angeles Clippers and prior to that was a senior accountant at Arthur Anderson. Mr.
Beckerman received his M.B.A. in Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA and his Bachelor’s
Degree in economics with honors from UCLA.