MATCH Hospitality AG

MATCH Hospitality AG appoints Top Service as its Exclusive Sales Agent for Brazil for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Hospitality Programme

Zurich (ots) - MATCH Hospitality AG, the worldwide exclusive rights holder of the FIFA Hospitality Programme until 2014, appointed Top Service as its exclusive agent for Brazil for the sales of the Official Hospitality Programme of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. The FIFA Hospitality Programme offers guests a wide range of services such as match tickets, facilities at the stadiums (including private suites and lounges, marquee tents, gourmet catering, preferential parking, transportation, entertainment and gifts) and, for the first time, optional Full Hospitality Packages including tourism activities, accommodation and transportation in South Africa and neighbouring countries. The full hospitality product portfolio will be offered worldwide to corporations, other entities and also to individuals. Jaime Byrom, Executive Chairman of MATCH Hospitality commented: "MATCH Hospitality is happy to have a partner on board in this special football market and the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, who has long established and successful business networks. Top Service's vast experience that goes as far back as the 1966 FIFA World Cup™ and their existing relationships will, no doubt, contribute to the overall success of the FIFA Hospitality Programme in Brazil." "We are happy to team up with one of the key players in the hospitality business for the sales of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Hospitality Programme", said Pascal Portes, Chief Operating Officer of MATCH Hospitality. "We are convinced that our sales alliance represents the best option for MATCH Hospitality due to Top Service's market knowledge and networks within the Brazilian market." "We are very happy to have been awarded this exclusive role for the Brazilian market. We look forward to enabling many clients and football lovers to visit South Africa for the FIFA World Cup™ where they will enjoy a fantastic experience" commented Luis Barros, Executive President of Top Service. MATCH Hospitality and the FIFA Hospitality Programme FIFA appointed MATCH Hospitality as the worldwide exclusive rights holder of the FIFA Hospitality Programme that includes the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, the FIFA Women"s World Cup Germany 2011™, the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. MATCH Hospitality AG is based in Zurich (Switzerland) with offices in Johannesburg and the company's shareholders are Byrom Holdings plc, Dentsu Inc., Infront Sports & Media AG and Bidvest Hospitality (Pty). MATCH Hospitality is the only company worldwide that is officially allowed by FIFA to offer and guarantee exclusive hospitality packages including tickets and services for every match of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2009 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ through its appointed sales agents. About Top Service Top Service is one of the largest incentive companies in Brazil with a wide range of experience gained over many years. They have specialised in travel and hospitality at major events all over the world and its principals are uniquely experienced in this specialised field having taken clients to every FIFA World Cup™ since 1966. Top Service enables sponsors, companies and corporations to fulfil their business objectives through sport and football in particular. ots Originaltext: MATCH Hospitality AG Internet: www.presseportal.ch/de Contact: Peter Csanadi Head of Marketing & PR MATCH Hospitality AG Phone: +41-43-222 68 22 Mobile: +41-79-665 30 78 E-Mail:peter.csanadi@match-hospitality.com Internet: http://www.FIFA.com/hospitality

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