April 17, 2008 15:08 ET

IMG Signs Justin Timberlake for Worldwide Endorsement Representation

Will Develop Charity Golf Tournament and Consult on the Design of Eco-Friendly Golf Course in Tennessee for Timberlake

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Global sports and entertainment company IMG today announced that Justin Timberlake has signed with IMG for worldwide endorsement representation.

In addition, IMG will represent Timberlake's interests across a wide array of golf endeavors, including the development of the 'Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open.' The charity golf tournament will be held October 13-20 in Las Vegas.

IMG will also serve as a consultant on the future design and construction of Timberlake's eco-friendly golf course in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

Sandy Montag, Senior Corporate Vice President, IMG Sports & Entertainment, added, "IMG is proud to work with the world's best athletes and most creative artists. Nobody fits that bill like Justin Timberlake. We look forward to partnering with a superstar of his caliber and global appeal to further build his brand and expand his relationships with sponsors through endorsement partnerships."

About Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is a singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. He came to fame as a member of *NSYNC and has won six Grammy Awards as well as an Emmy Award.

In 2002, he released his debut solo album, "Justified," which sold more than seven million copies worldwide. Timberlake's second solo release, "FutureSex/LoveSounds," was released in 2006 with the U.S. No. 1 hit singles "SexyBack," "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows," "My Love," "What Goes Around... Comes Around" and "Until The End Of Time." Timberlake has sold nearly 17 million records worldwide alone, and more than 50 million records as a member of *NSYNC.

Timberlake has appeared in the feature films "Alpha Dog" (2007), "Black Snake Moan" (2007) and "Shrek the Third" (2007). He will appear in the upcoming film "The Love Guru" (2008), co-starring Mike Myers and Jessica Alba, in theatres June 20. In 2005, he established a fashion label, William Rast.

About IMG

IMG is the world's premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise.

Operating in 30 countries, IMG's diverse businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. IMG Academies are the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and educational facilities, delivering world-class sports training experiences to more than 12,000 junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

IMG's media and entertainment operations include content production subsidiaries Darlow Smithson Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions. Globally, IMG produces and distributes more than 11,000 hours of sports, documentary, drama, comedy, entertainment, popular factual and children's content annually. IMG also represents the broadcast rights to many of the world's premier sporting events and has the world's largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.

Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004.

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