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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

WWE® Tags Jared Bartie As New General Counsel

Courtesy of World Wrestling Entertainment®, Inc.

STAMFORD, Conn., October 7, 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment®, Inc. announced today that Jared Bartie has been named its new Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective November 17, 2008.

In his new role, Bartie will be a key member of WWE's management team and will be primarily responsible for the Legal and Business Affairs for the Company. “Jared already has a proven track record with WWE, and we are confident that with his leadership our organization will be able to meet the global challenges ahead” said WWE COO, Michael Sileck.

Bartie has held legal and business positions with several sports and entertainment companies including: the Charlotte Bobcats, National Basketball Association, United States Tennis Association, WWE and Black Entertainment Television. Bartie holds a Bachelor of Arts from American University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.

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