NEW YORK/TORONTO (January 12, 2003) – The World Cup of Hockey 2004 Organizing Committee announced today that AEG will be the official worldwide in-venue merchandiser for the World Cup of Hockey 2004 tournament in both North America and Europe.

AEG will operate retail kiosks in arenas that will offer
officially licensed World Cup of Hockey 2004 merchandise, as well as other national hockey federation product.

‘AEG Merchandising is a welcome addition to the World Cup of Hockey tournament,’ said Brian Jennings, vice president, consumer products marketing, NHL Enterprises. ‘We recognized that this great event
will feature the highest level of hockey and that fans’ will want to demonstrate their passion and national allegiances by wearing product and AEG will exceptionally deliver on that demand.’

‘AEG Merchandising is uniquely qualified to handle the World Cup Of Hockey next summer,’ said Alan Fey, Vice President of Merchandising, AEG. ‘We appreciate our continued partnership with the NHL and the NHLPA,
and look forward to being a part of this world class event.’

‘This will be one of the greatest hockey tournaments ever
played, and we look forward to AEG making available to fans the types of products that they will want to keep as souvenirs and mementos of this great event’ said Ted Saskin, NHLPA Senior Director of Business Affairs and Licensing.

The World Cup of Hockey 2004 will feature eight teams in
competition taking place on two continents from Aug. 30 -Sept. 14, with the single-game championship being played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The U.S. venue, the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, will host round-robin, quarterfinal and semifinal games. World Cup of Hockey games will be played at four European and three North American venues. Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland will host games Aug. 30 and Sept. 4. Games will be played at Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; Cologne Arena in Cologne, Germany on Sept. 2; and Sazka Arena in Prague, Czech Republic on Sept. 3. European quarterfinal games will be played at
the home venue of the top two European finishers in round-robin play. Bell Centre in Montreal will play host to games Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Games will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 2, 3, 7 and
10.

Air Canada Centre in Toronto will host games Sept. 4, 5, 8 and 11, as well as the championship game on Sept. 14.

The North American Pool will include Canada, Russia, Slovakia and the United States, while the European Pool includes the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and Sweden. Teams will participate in round-robin
play within their pool. All teams then advance to the single game-elimination quarterfinal round, with winners advancing to the semifinals and then the championship game. ESPN and ESPN2 will telecast the World Cup of
Hockey 2004 tournament in the United States while in Canada CBC Sports and Société Radio-Canada will broadcast the games.

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation, owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as STAPLES Center, the Home Depot Center, the London Arena, The Forum (as
exclusive booking agent for sports and entertainment programming), HealthSouth Training Center and NextStage at Grand Prairie and Kodak Theaters (as operators); sports franchises including the Los Angeles Kings (NHL),
the Manchester Monarchs (AHL), Reading Royals (ECHL), Los Angeles Galaxy, Chicago Fire, Metrostars, San Jose Earthquakes and DC United (MLS), six hockey franchises operated in Europe and management of shares of the
Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) owned by Philip Anschutz; AEG Marketing, a sponsorship, sales, naming rights and consulting company; AEG Merchandising, a multi-faceted merchandising company; AEG Creative, a full-service marketing and advertising agency and AEG LIVE, a collection of companies devoted to all aspects of live entertainment.

NHL is a registered trademark of the National Hockey League. NHLPA, National Hockey League Players’ Association and the NHLPA logo are trademarks of the NHLPA.

For more information, please contact:

Jamey Horan, NHL
(212) 789-2785

Jonathan Weatherdon, NHLPA
(416) 313-2316