ARAMARK's Carl Mittleman Named a SportsBusiness Journal "Forty Under 40" Award Winner Hospitality executive recognized as one of the sports industry's next generation of leaders

PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Mittleman, Regional Vice President for ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment, a leading provider of hospitality services at over 150 premier sports and entertainment venues throughout North America, has been selected as a recipient of the SportsBusiness Journal "Forty Under 40" Award in the Class of 2013. This prestigious award recognizes the best and the brightest of the rising generation in sports business under the age of 40. Mittleman will formally receive the award at a ceremony on April 4, 2013 in Naples, Florida.

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"Carl's passion for and dedication to enhancing the fan experience have been instrumental in helping position ARAMARK as a leading hospitality partner in the sports and entertainment industry," said Marc Bruno, President of ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment and member of the "Forty Under 40" Class of 2010. "This well-deserved honor not only recognizes Carl's industry contributions, but celebrates ARAMARK's commitment to nurturing talent, promoting innovation and delivering meaningful client results."

Mittleman has spent his entire sports and entertainment career with ARAMARK. As a Regional Vice President for ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment, he is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and management at more than 60 sports venues, amphitheaters and convention centers spanning the Midwest from Colorado to Ohio. Over the course of his 15 years in the sports and entertainment industry, Mittleman's creativity and innovation have helped enhance the fan experience and drive revenue.

Mittleman's recent achievements include leading efforts to win the premium catering business at Cleveland Browns Stadium and overseeing ARAMARK's 2012 MLB All-Star Game food, beverage and retail operations at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. He has led premier events, such as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and NCAA Final Four, and been at the forefront of industry trends, such as fostering partnerships with celebrity chefs and local restaurateurs and introducing food trucks into the sports venue environment.

"Our Forty Under 40 program recognizes the very best young talent from the different segments of the sports industry, from teams and leagues, to agencies and media, to sponsors and partners," said SportsBusiness Daily/Global/Journal Publisher Richard Weiss.

The "Forty Under 40" Awards program was initiated in 1999 to identify and honor the most promising young executives in sports business under the age of 40. A committee of SportsBusiness Daily/Global/Journal editors and writers select the 40 executives from among hundreds of nominations received each year.

About ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment
ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment creates remarkable experiences for guests at over 150 premier sports facilities, convention centers and entertainment venues throughout North America. With industry-leading insight, ARAMARK designs innovative hospitality, dining and catering, retail merchandise, and facility service programs that deliver valuable business results. Learn more at www.aramarkentertainment.com or www.twitter.com/aramarksports.

About ARAMARK
ARAMARK delivers experiences that enrich and nourish people's lives through innovative food, facility, and uniform services. United by a passion to serve, our more than 250,000 employees make a meaningful difference each day for millions of people around the world. ARAMARK is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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David Freireich
215-238-4078
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Erin Noss
215-409-7403
noss-erin@aramark.com

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