Ilitch Holdings Creates Government Relations Position, Appoints McLauchlan as Vice President

May 27, 2008, 01:00 ET from Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

    DETROIT, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ilitch Holdings, Inc., today said
 Michael (Mike) McLauchlan has joined the company in the newly created
 position of vice president of government relations. President and Chief
 Executive Officer Christopher Ilitch made the announcement.
     "As Ilitch-owned businesses grow, the addition of a government
 relations position will help us to build stronger, more strategic
 relationships with this important stakeholder group," said Ilitch. "Mike is
 a recognized professional and his more than 20 years of experience will be
 an asset to our organization. He has built strong relationships at all
 levels of government and is therefore well suited to interact with key
 governmental officials and community representatives in addressing the
 various legislative and civic issues that impact Ilitch-owned businesses."
     Previously, McLauchlan was senior vice president and manager of
 government relations for Comerica Incorporated where he was responsible for
 the strategic planning and implementation of Comerica's local, state and
 federal government relations activities. His work at the bank earned him
 the high honor of Comerica's Chairman's Circle in 2004.
     A lawyer by trade, McLauchlan was associate counsel at Hayduk, Dawson,
 Andrews and Hypnar P.C. before working at Comerica.
     Prior to that, he was a legislative assistant to State Senator Gilbert
 J. DiNello of the Michigan State Senate.
     McLauchlan is an active member and has served on the boards and
 committees of numerous professional and nonprofit organizations including
 the American Bankers Association, Financial Services Roundtable, Michigan
 Bankers Association, California Bankers Association, and Automotive Alley.
 He is currently the treasurer and chairman of the finance committee for the
 Detroit Police Foundation, and is currently an advisory board member for
 the Michigan Children's Trust Fund. Additionally, Mike serves as the
 2007-2008 chairman of the Michigan Political Leadership Program.
     McLauchlan earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University
 and a Doctorate degree in law from Detroit College of Law. A Michigan
 native, he resides in Grosse Pointe Woods with his wife and three children.
     About Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
     Ilitch Holdings, Inc. provides technical and professional services to
 the companies owned by Michael and/or Marian Ilitch. The Ilitch companies
 in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: Little Caesars
 Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia
 Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kits Fundraising
 Program, Champion Foods and Uptown Entertainment. Michael Ilitch owns the
 Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of the MotorCity Casino

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