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UBS Launches Partnership With Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts, Inc. As Official Sponsor

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Sponsorship Expands UBS's Commitment to the Arts in the New York Community

NEW YORK CITY, May 3, 2004 - UBS will further its support of the arts in New York City and its surrounding areas by becoming an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., New York's pre-eminent cultural center for music, opera, theatre, and dance. The partnership was announced at Lincoln Center's annual spring Gala on April 29.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is delighted that UBS recognizes the tremendous value of the performing arts and we welcome them as one of our Official Sponsors," said Reynold Levy, President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The arts are the embodiment of imagination, creativity, and discipline - qualities that are shared by such forward-thinking businesses as UBS. UBS's support will help us further our mission of artistic excellence and community outreach."

UBS is pleased to officially launch our new partnership with Lincoln Center, Inc.," says Mark B. Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, UBS Wealth Management USA. "As an official sponsor of Lincoln Center, Inc., UBS is proud to partner with New York's pre-eminent performing arts center to bring top-quality programming to our clients, employees, and the New York community."

With its sponsorship of Lincoln Center, Inc., UBS builds upon its long-standing tradition of support for the performing arts worldwide. In the United States, UBS is the exclusive season sponsor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, lead sponsor of Ravinia's Centennial Music Festival and the 2004-2005 season sponsor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In Europe, UBS is the proud sponsor of the Zurich Opera; the Zurich Ballet; the London Symphony Orchestra; the multicultural Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland's largest open-air music festival; and the stunning theatrical Bregenz Festival. In addition, UBS has been a partner at the annual Verbier Festival & Academy in the Valais Alps since its creation in 1994. UBS also helps to nurture young talent with its support of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra.


In addition to the performing arts, UBS has a strong commitment to support the visual arts. One of the most visible components of this is the firm's internationally renowned collection of contemporary art, The UBS Art Collection. Additionally, the UBS headquarters building in New York City houses The UBS Art Gallery, which provides a midtown Manhattan exhibition space for non-profit New York-area arts and cultural organizations. UBS also has a long and distinguished record as a worldwide sponsor of important programs including Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, as well as partnering with leading museums to support major exhibitions.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. is responsible for over 400 events that bring music, opera, theater, dance, and cultural expression from around the globe to the stages of its campus. Lincoln Center also provides services and support to some of America's most famous artistic companies and organizations including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, The Julliard School, and the New York Philharmonic, among others.

UBS is one of the world's leading financial firms, combining financial strength with a reputation for innovation and a global culture that embraces change.
UBS is the world's largest wealth manager, a premier investment banking and securities firm, and one of the largest global asset managers. In Switzerland, UBS is the market leader in retail and commercial banking. UBS, headquartered in Zurich and Basel, employs around 66,000 people, and has operations in over 50 countries and in all major financial centers. In the United States, UBS is one of the leading investment banking and securities firms as well as one of the largest private client businesses with a client base of over 2 million. The New York metropolitan area is both a key market for UBS and home to more than 15,000 employees.

For more information:
Mark Arena
UBS
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