Leadership Change In Corporate Relations At Ilitch Holdings

Cullen to step down from VP role; Search for new vice president of Corporate Relations underway

Jun 29, 2012, 11:10 ET from Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

DETROIT, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Vice President of Corporate Relations Karen Cullen announced today she will step down from her position at the organization at the end of July.   The company will begin a search for Cullen's replacement.

"I have had a wonderful experience at Ilitch Holdings," said Cullen.  "This is very much a personal decision for me.  I'm proud of my professional accomplishments throughout my career, and I am grateful for the many wonderful opportunities I have had and the incredible people I've worked with over the years.  I have especially enjoyed the opportunity I've had the last seven years to work for Mike, Marian and Christopher Ilitch.  But now, the time is right for me to spend additional time with my family, especially as my three sons navigate middle school, high school and beyond, and I'm excited about having that opportunity."

Cullen joined Ilitch Holdings in September 2005 and held numerous communications and public relations positions with General Motors and Delphi during her career.  She has served as president of Ilitch Charities for the last five years and she will step down from that role as well.

"Karen has brought tremendous value to our organization by taking on a variety of roles and responsibilities and building a great team around her," said Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc.  "She is an extremely professional and well respected leader who will be greatly missed by our entire organization.  While we are disappointed to lose someone as talented as Karen, as a father of three small children, I appreciate and respect her desire to spend as much time as possible with her children. We wish Karen and her family the very best and thank her for all of her hard work and accomplishments during her time with us."

About Ilitch Holdings, Inc.

Ilitch Holdings, Inc. provides professional services to the companies owned by Michael and/or Marian Ilitch. The Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries collectively employ over 20,000 full-time and part-time colleagues nationwide and posted revenues of $2.4 billion in 2011.  The Ilitch companies 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 owns the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

SOURCE Ilitch Holdings, Inc.