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Moore Named CEO of Tennis Garden and BNP Paribas Open

Moore takes top spot at local tennis venue and the so-called "5th Major" tennis event

Raymond Moore has become the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, one of the premier tennis venues in the world, and the BNP Paribas Open.  

The BNP Paribas Open, held in Indian Wells, is the most-attended ATP World Tour and WTA tennis tournament in the world.  It returns to the desert March 4-17, 2013.

Moore has been involved with the event for 25 years as a former
owner and managing partner  and will continue to be directly involved
overseeing the operations of the tennis tournament and the Indian
Wells Tennis Garden.  Moore will report to Larry Ellison, the owner of
both assets through Tennis Ventures LLC.

“I’m excited about continuing my role in serving the BNP Paribas Open
and its staff, sponsors, players, affiliates and fans,” said Moore.
“The tournament built an exceptional foundation over more than three
and a half decades, but has also experienced explosive growth since
Larry Ellison took over the event and facility a few years ago. I look
forward to working directly with Tournament Director Steve Simon and
the opportunity and challenge of taking this event to new heights as
we strive to continue being one of the premier sporting events in the
world.”

Simon will continue in his current role as Chief Operating Officer
(COO) of the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and Tournament Director of the
BNP Paribas Open.

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