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Board complete: Kai Ricke, COO of MyTicket AG

02-27-2015 07:19 PM CET | Arts & Culture

Press release from: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG

The longstanding head of distribution of STAGE Entertainment transfers as second member of the Board to the DEAG subsidiary myticket.de

Berlin, February 26, 2015 – DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (ISIN DE000A0Z23G6) continues to expand its direct distribution platform myticket.de:

Kai Ricke (49) becomes a new member of the Executive Board of Hamburg-based myticket.de. As an excellent distribution pro in the entertainment industry, he has been appointed by the Supervisory Board of Myticket AG, a subsidiary of DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Myticket AG. With his wealth of experience of almost 20 years, more particularly in the field of family entertainment, he will now accompany, together with CEO Moritz Schwenkow, the growth of DEAG’s new ticket distribution platform.

The platform myticket.de, which was only set up in November 2014, has already had an excellent start during the 2014 Christmas business and has continued its positive development during the past weeks. The ticket sales so far handled through myticket.de are significantly ahead of plan. Additional potential for the further development of myticket.de is offered by the planned integration of partners with strong media networks in the near future.

Kai Ricke worked in the past as authorized officer and Sales Director with Ticket Online, he was Managing Director of Ticket Online Austria and most recently longstanding Distribution Director of the musical group STAGE Entertainment. He knows both the potential of live entertainment and the subtleties of the ticketing business and is, moreover, excellently networked on the market.

For Professor Peter Schwenkow, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of MyTicket AG and CEO of DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, he is the ideal choice for the Executive Board position of the newly founded MyTicket AG: “Kai Ricke is the best person for one of the most exciting jobs. His multifaceted expert knowledge will impact, more particularly, but not only ticketing and family entertainment at DEAG, which is a strongly growing segment with successful shows such as Disney On Ice, Circus Roncalli, Riverdance, Classical Spectacular, Night of the Jumps and many others.”

myticket.de CEO Moritz Schwenkow: “I am very much looking forward to co-operating with this likable distribution pro. Together we will leverage and offer the opportunities of our state-of-the-art technology for all promoters!”
Kai Ricke: “I am very excited to create together with my future Executive Board colleague, Moritz Schwenkow, a strong new player on the German ticketing market. Together we will
consistently exploit the opportunities offered as a result of the dynamic development of the market.”

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
The Executive Board

About DEAG

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG is an integrated entertainment content company and a leading provider of live entertainment in Europe. With affiliated companies in the G/S/A (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) countries and the United Kingdom, DEAG currently promotes around 2,000 events per year in the fields of rock/pop, festivals, classical music, German hit songs and middle-of-the-road music as well as in the high-growth family entertainment segment, and sells more than 3.5 million tickets. As an integrated entertainment content company, DEAG covers the entire value chain in live entertainment comprehensively with its 360 degree approach: from concerts via records, rights exploitation, sponsorships, merchandizing to ticketing through the direct distribution platform of the DEAG subsidiary myticket.de.

The DEAG shares (ISIN code: DE000A0Z23G6) are listed in the Prime Standard segment on Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Detailed information on deag.de

For further information please contact:

Axel Mühlhaus
edicto GmbH
Eschersheimer Landstraße 42, 60322 Frankfurt
Tel: +49-69-90 550 552
Email: deag@edicto.de

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