Press Release

Nick Blackburn appointed new Chairman of EVENTIM UK

Long time Chairman and CEO of See Tickets joins EVENTIM management team /

focus on developing business in the UK and Irelan

London, 13 May 2011. European ticketing market leader CTS EVENTIM AG has today 
announced that Nick Blackburn has been appointed Chairman of EVENTIM UK Ltd. He 
will join the company in June.  
Nick Blackburn was previously Chairman and CEO of See Tickets in the UK. He joined 
Really Useful Theatres in 2001 with a remit to grow a new ticketing business. The 
business became See Tickets which after quickly growing into the number two position in 
the UK was successfully sold to Stage Entertainment in early 2008. Prior to his 
involvement with See Tickets, Nick had been a director of Ticketmaster for 13 years where 
he was largely responsible for their growth in the UK. Since leaving See in September 
2010, he has acted as a consultant to such companies as Last and Universal 
As the new Chairman of EVENTIM UK, Nick Blackburn will be responsible for EVENTIM’s 
business development in the UK and Ireland. Combining his extensive knowledge of 
ticketing and live entertainment in these markets with EVENTIM’s state of the art 
technology and pan-European resources will serve to expand the already substantial 
market share EVENTIM enjoys in the UK at an even faster pace.  
 “I am very excited to be joining such a successful company at a time when they are 
looking to develop their business in the UK”, Blackburn says, “EVENTIM has always been 
at the forefront of technological advance, and I believe the EVENTIM system really has an 
edge over the competition in terms of attractive features and impeccable performance.” 
Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, CEO of CTS EVENTIM, comments: “Nick Blackburn has been a 
driving force in ticketing in the UK for more than two decades, and we are happy he has 
accepted our offer to become Chairman of our UK operations. His appointment underpins 
EVENTIM’s claim to be one of the leading ticketing services providers in the UK.” 

CTS EVENTIM AG, listed in the SDAX index (ISIN DE 0005470306), is Europe’s market leader in the ticketing field and one of the leading providers of Live Entertainment. More than 100 million tickets for well over 140,000 events are sold annually using systems developed and marketed by the EVENTIM Group. In addition to more than 20,000 stationary box offices throughout Europe, sales via the Internet and especially via the and portals are gaining increasing importance. 


Marco Haeckermann
Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy
Frank Brandmaier
Head of Corporate Communications

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