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The Madison Square Garden Company and Major Energy Announce Renewed and Expanded Marketing Partnership

Major Energy Will Be the Official Power Supplier for All Madison Square Garden Venues in New York: MSG, The Theater at MSG, Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theater; Major Energy Continues as the "Official Gas & Electricity Partner" of the New York Knicks and Becomes the First-Ever "Official Gas & Electricity Partner" of the New York Rangers

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - The Madison Square Garden Company and Major Energy today announced a renewed and expanded multi-year marketing partnership, naming the New York-based energy supply company the Official Gas and Electricity Partner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, as well as an Official Partner of Madison Square Garden. The agreement provides Major Energy with premier brand integration at The World's Most Famous Arena during Knicks and Rangers games. Major Energy is a licensed energy service company supplying natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

"The Madison Square Garden Company is like no other company in the world, and we're thrilled that Major Energy has seen the value of our partnership and decided to expand its affiliation with their Official Gas and Electricity Partner designation for the New York Rangers," said Ron Skotarczak, executive vice president, marketing partnerships, The Madison Square Garden Company. "We are committed to ensuring that the strength of our legendary brands and the unique reach of our assets benefit our partners in significant and measurable ways -- and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Major Energy on programs and promotions that benefit both of our businesses well into the future."

"We broke marketing barriers in the retail energy space back in 2013 by partnering with Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks, becoming one of the first energy companies to structure a deal of this nature and size," said Eliott Wolbrom, chief marketing officer of Major Energy. "Since then, Major Energy has enjoyed an outstanding relationship with Madison Square Garden and we are extremely pleased to be renewing and broadening our partnership. They are a remarkable, partner-oriented organization. The Madison Square Garden Company and the New York Knicks and New York Rangers are hugely iconic and powerful national brands with tremendously large and passionate fan bases. We look forward to continuing to utilize our marketing partnership to bring the Major Energy brand and value proposition to those fan bases. Supplying power to Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theater and the Theater at MSG, coupled with our newly added official and exclusive designations with the New York Rangers, serves as true testament of our commitment and hope of working with Madison Square Garden for years to come."

As part of the marketing partnership, Major Energy will enjoy significant brand exposure at The Garden during all Knicks and Rangers games. This will include courtside LED signage throughout the Arena for all Garden events, the "Knicks Noise Meter Presented by Major Energy" and "Rangers Celebrity Welcome" features on GardenVision (the center-hung scoreboard), and the Presenting Partner of the Knicks and Rangers "Moment of the Month," which will be featured on all digital platforms for each team. In addition, Major Energy will receive promotion on Knicks.com and NYRangers.com, as well as their branded webpage at Knicks.com/Major Energy and NYRangers.com/Major Energy. Major Energy will be the presenting partner of the Madison Square Garden "Bridge-to-Business Council," a council of select Madison Square Garden partners geared at facilitating business-to-business with one another, of which Major Energy is a founding partner. Major Energy also will be the presenting partner of the new "Small Business Council," a council focused on promoting business-to-business between Madison Square Garden partners and local small businesses.

Through their marketing partnership, Major Energy and its affiliates will offer new and loyal customers special offers on energy rates for their homes and businesses, Knicks and Rangers branded merchandise and opportunities to win tickets to sporting events, concerts and exclusive player meet-and-greets throughout the NHL and NBA season.

About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment with a portfolio of legendary sports teams, exclusive entertainment productions and celebrated venues. MSG Sports owns and operates some of the most widely recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL).  MSG Sports also presents a broad array of world-class sporting events, including: professional boxing, college basketball, tennis, bull riding and e-gaming events. MSG Entertainment features exclusive, original productions that include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the New York Spring Spectacular, both showcasing the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts a wide variety of live entertainment offerings, including concerts, family shows and special events, in the Company's diverse collection of iconic venues. These venues are: New York's Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, California; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

About Major Energy
Founded in 2005, Major Energy is an Energy Service Company (ESCO). Major Energy is a licensed energy service company supplying natural gas and electricity to hundreds of thousands of residential, commercial and industrial customers in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It is approved and fully licensed by the respective State Public Service and/or Public Utility Commissions where it services and with each local utility company in markets where it is licensed. Major Energy is proud to boast an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and prides itself on being a New York homegrown company. Major Energy's management team has over 50 years of experience in the energy retail marketplace and their passion to help residential and business customers reduce their energy costs are reflected in their year over year growth and company rating. Major Energy is a leader and innovator in the renewable and energy conservation space. In 2013 Major Energy constructed a 2.5 MW PV solar ground and currently supplies solar power to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Unlike other supply companies, Major Energy will not only supply your gas and electricity at the best available rates, but it also will give you tools to manage and monitor your energy consumption and control your costs. As Major Energy continues to grow, it remains committed to the core principles on which it was founded: providing superior customer service, promoting smarter energy consumption and lowering its customers' gas and electricity bills. To learn more, visit: www.MajorEnergy.com.

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MSG Contact:
Ryan Watson
212-465-5945

Major Energy Contact:
Eliott Wolbrom
845-480-7431

Barry Smith/BLSPR
818-621-0839
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Source: Marketwired (October 8, 2015 - 8:05 AM EDT)

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