Featured Post

Thank You, Axl Rotten (And R.I.P.)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Consumer Products Manager Joins WWE® Roster

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment:

LONDON, October 27, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment® (WWE) has appointed Najmie Allette to the position of Manager, International Licensing to work across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC).

Based out of WWE’s London office, Allette will be responsible for managing and developing relationships with agents and direct licensees across both regions.

Under the leadership of Ross Walker, Senior Director, International Consumer Products, Allette will build on the company’s strong licensing relationships, work closely with agents to cultivate closer retail alliances and secure promotional programmes.

Ross Walker said: “The revenue generated through WWE’s consumer products group has nearly doubled over the last two years. Thanks to her grounding at The Football Association in England, Najmie’s appointment will ensure that WWE continues to deliver strong results internationally.”

Before joining WWE, Allette was responsible for developing and delivering the licensing programme for The FA Cup, as well as managing over 25 licensees for The Football Association during her tenure.

Additional information on World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (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, copyrights and logos are the exclusive property of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for live events, broadcast television, cable television, pay-per-view, Internet, feature films, entertainment, professional sports, and licensed merchandise; acceptance of the Company's brands, media and merchandise within those markets; uncertainties relating to litigation; risks associated with producing live events both domestically and internationally; uncertainties associated with international markets; risks relating to maintaining and renewing key agreements, including television distribution agreements; 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 to these risks and uncertainties, our dividend is based on a number of factors, including our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan, our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends and such other factors as our board of directors may consider relevant.