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Status Quo for Entertainment Merchants Association

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) announced that it has re-appointed DISH Network, Giant Eagle, Rain City Video, Redbox, Rentrak and Target to serve on its Board of Directors for the next three years.

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Unedited press release follows:

ENTERTAINMENT MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION RE-APPOINTS SIX COMPANIES TO SERVE ON ITS BOARD

DISH Network, Giant Eagle, Rain City Video, Redbox, Rentrak, and Target To Be Represented

ENCINO, CA (July 18, 2012) … The Board of Directors of the Entertainment Merchants Association’s (EMA) has unanimously reappointed DISH Network, Giant Eagle, Rain City Video, Redbox Automated Retail, Rentrak Corporation, and Target Corporation to serve on its Board for the next three years, the trade association announced today. The six corporations join Amazon.com, Best Buy Co., Emerald City Video, GameFly, GameStop Corporation, Hastings Entertainment, Ingram Entertainment, Netflix, Toys “R” Us, Trans World Entertainment, Video Headquarters,  and Wal-Mart Stores on the trade association’s board.

In addition, Bob Geistman (Ingram Entertainment) has been re-elected to a eighth consecutive term as Chairman of EMA. The Board selected John Marmaduke (Hastings Entertainment, Inc.) to serve as Vice Chairman, Bruce Eisen (DISH Network) to serve as Secretary, Marty Graham (Rentrak Corporation) to serve as Treasurer, and Mike Gimlett (GameFly, Inc.) to serve as an at-large member of EMA’s Executive Committee. All the Executive Committee members were elected unanimously.

“We are grateful to our members who have volunteered to help steer the Association in this important time in our industry,” declared EMA President & CEO Bo Andersen. “We value their guidance and leadership and look forward to continuing to work with them.”

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $34 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 40,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 50,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).

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