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September 19, 2011 11:18 ET

IMG Signs Jeff Zucker

Former President and CEO of NBC Will Be Exclusively Represented by IMG Speakers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - IMG Speakers, a division of the global sports, fashion and media company, IMG Worldwide, today announced that former NBC President and CEO Jeff Zucker has signed with IMG Speakers for exclusive representation for all professional speaking engagements and appearances.

Jeff Zucker served as President & CEO of NBC Universal from 2007-2011. Zucker spent his entire career at NBC Universal. During his almost 25 years there, he served as an award-winning news producer, entertainment executive, and business leader. Zucker joined NBC as part of its Olympic unit in 1986. In 1992, at age 26, he was appointed executive producer of "The Today Show," making him the youngest person ever to assume that role. Under his leadership at "Today," the program redefined morning television, becoming the nation's most-watched morning news show and the most profitable program of its time. He went on to lead NBC Entertainment, then all of the company's television assets and finally, at the age of 41, became the company's chief executive.

Zucker left NBC Universal earlier this year, when General Electric sold control of the company to Comcast. Today, among other things, he is returning to his production roots, shepherding Katie Couric's new television talk show to air in September 2012.

Sandy Montag, Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of IMG Clients, said, "I have known Jeff, both professionally and personally, for 20 years. It is a privilege for IMG Speakers to represent him in this area."

"I'm really looking forward to sharing my experiences from my career and life with others," said Zucker. "I have always enjoyed speaking with groups, large and small, and I couldn't be more excited to be in business with IMG."

A five-time Emmy Award winner, Zucker graduated from Harvard College in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in American history. He lives in New York with his wife and four children.

IMG Speakers is one of world's leading speakers bureaus with offices in New York City and London. IMG's client roster includes professional athletes, head coaches, sports broadcasters, motivational and inspirational keynote speakers, and other celebrities including world renowned chefs, business executives and television personalities. IMG Speakers secures celebrity talent for FORTUNE 500 companies, trade associations, healthcare organizations, corporate hospitality programs and special events. More information is available at www.imgspeakers.com.

About IMG
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, entertainment and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging: IMG College; IMG's Joint Ventures in China, Brazil and India; IMG Media; IMG Events and Federations; IMG Fashion; IMG Models; IMG Art+Commerce; IMG Clients, IMG Academies; IMG Consulting and IMG Licensing. More information is available at www.imgworld.com.

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