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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 14A
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LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
TO BE HELD ON JUNE 14, 2016
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TO THE STOCKHOLDERS OF LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT, INC.:
The 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., a Delaware corporation, will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. local time at 9350 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, for the following purposes:
  
 
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to elect the twelve director nominees identified in the accompanying proxy statement to hold office until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders;
 
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to hold an advisory vote on the company’s executive compensation;
 
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to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the 2016 fiscal year; and
 
4.
to transact such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
The board of directors has fixed the close of business on April 18, 2016 as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and at any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Thank you for your ongoing support and continued interest in Live Nation Entertainment.
 
By Order of the Board of Directors,
 
Michael Rapino
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Beverly Hills, California
April 26, 2016



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9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
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PROXY STATEMENT
FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
June 14, 2016
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The board of directors of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., referred to herein sometimes as Live Nation, our, us, we or the company, solicits the enclosed proxy for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. local time at 9350 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, and for any adjournment or postponement thereof. This proxy statement is being made available to stockholders on or about April 26, 2016.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE PROXY MATERIALS AND THE ANNUAL MEETING
1.
Q:    Purpose—What is the purpose of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders?
A:
At the annual meeting, stockholders will act upon the matters outlined in this proxy statement, including:
election of the twelve members of our board of directors, the director nominees being Mark Carleton, Jonathan Dolgen, Ariel Emanuel, Robert Ted Enloe, III, Jeffrey T. Hinson, Margaret “Peggy” Johnson, James Iovine, James S. Kahan, Gregory B. Maffei, Randall T. Mays, Michael Rapino and Mark S. Shapiro;
an advisory vote on the company’s executive compensation; and
ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2016 fiscal year.
2.
Q:    Board’s Recommendations—How does the board of directors recommend that I vote?
A:
The board of directors recommends that you vote your shares:
FOR each of the director nominees named in this proxy statement;
FOR the advisory resolution approving the company’s executive compensation; and
FOR the ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2016 fiscal year.
If you are an employee or former employee who holds company stock through our 401(k) Savings Plan, the proxy that you submit will provide your voting instructions for this stock to the plan trustee. If you do not submit a proxy, the plan trustee will vote your plan shares in the same proportion as the shares for which the trustee receives voting instructions from other participants in the plan, except as may otherwise be required by law.


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Q:     Vote Requirement—How many votes are required to approve each item?
A:
Election of directors (Proposal 1)Our bylaws require that a director nominee will be elected only if he or she receives a majority of the votes cast with respect to his or her election in an uncontested election (that is, the number of shares voted “for” a director nominee must exceed the number of votes cast “against” that nominee). For purposes of electing directors, not voting or withholding your vote by voting “abstain” (or a direction to your broker, bank or other nominee to withhold your vote, called a “broker non-vote”) is not counted as a vote cast, and therefore will have no effect on the outcome of the election of directors.
Each of our director nominees is currently serving on the board of directors. If a nominee who is currently serving as a director is not re-elected, Delaware law provides that the director would continue to serve on the board of directors as a “holdover director.” Under our Board Policy Regarding Majority Voting, the board of directors expects each incumbent director who is nominated for re-election to the board to tender his or her resignation from the board if he or she fails to receive the required number of votes for re-election in accordance with our bylaws. The resignation shall become effective only if and when the board of directors or a duly authorized committee of the board determines to accept such resignation. The board of directors or the duly authorized committee of the board, as the case may be, may consider any factors it deems relevant in deciding whether to accept a director’s resignation. Each of the director nominees has affirmatively agreed to tender a resignation under the circumstances described above.
All other proposals (Proposals 2 and 3 and any other items properly brought before the annual meeting)—The affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the total voting power of our common stock present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on these matters is required to approve each of the other proposals set forth in this proxy statement, and any other item properly brought before the annual meeting (except as explained below for amendments to our bylaws). For purpose of these votes, abstentions or not voting on a matter will be counted as present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on the respective matter, and therefore will have the effect of a negative vote. Broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of these proposals, as they are not “entitled to vote.” Amendments to our bylaws require the affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the total voting power of our common stock, or at least 80% of the total voting power for certain amendments. For purposes of a vote on an amendment to our bylaws, not voting, abstentions and broker non-votes will all have the effect of a negative vote.
4.
Q:     Record Date—Which of my shares may I vote?
A:
All shares owned by you as of the close of business on April 18, 2016, referred to as the Record Date, may be voted by you. These shares include shares that are (i) held directly in your name as the stockholder of record and (ii) held for you as the beneficial owner through a broker, bank or other nominee.
5.
Q:    Quorum—What constitutes a quorum?
A:
Presence at the annual meeting, in person or by proxy, of the holders of a majority of our common stock outstanding on the Record Date will constitute a quorum, permitting the annual meeting to proceed and business to be conducted. Abstentions and broker non-votes are included in the calculation of the number of shares considered to be present at the annual meeting.
At the close of business on the Record Date, we had 202,926,816 shares of common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. 
6.
Q:     Record Holders and Beneficial Owners—What is the difference between holding shares as a “record holder” versus a “beneficial owner”?
A:
Most of our stockholders hold their shares through a broker, bank or other nominee rather than directly in their own name. As summarized below, there are some distinctions between shares held of record and those owned beneficially:
Record holders—If your shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent, Computershare Shareowner Services LLC, you are, with respect to those shares, the stockholder of record or “record holder.” As the record holder, you have the right to grant your voting proxy directly to us or to vote in person

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at the annual meeting. We have enclosed or sent a proxy card for you to use. You may also vote by mail, over the Internet or by telephone, as described below under the heading “Voting—How can I vote?”
Beneficial owners—If your shares are held in a brokerage account or bank or by another nominee, you are, with respect to those shares, the “beneficial owner” of shares held in “street name.” As the beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your nominee on how to vote or to vote in person at the annual meeting. However, since you are not a record holder, you may not vote these shares in person at the meeting unless you obtain a “legal proxy” from your nominee (who is the record holder), giving you the right to vote the shares. If you do not wish to vote in person, you may vote by mail, over the Internet or by telephone, as described below under the heading “Voting—How can I vote?” 
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Q:     Voting—How can I vote?
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Each share of our common stock is entitled to one vote on all matters submitted for a vote at the annual meeting. To ensure that your vote is recorded promptly, please vote as soon as possible, even if you plan to attend the annual meeting in person. Most stockholders have four options for submitting their votes:
By Mail—Record holders may submit proxies by completing, signing and dating the accompanying proxy card and mailing it in the accompanying pre-addressed envelope. Beneficial owners may also vote by mail by completing, signing and dating the voting instruction card provided by their nominee and mailing it in the accompanying pre-addressed envelope.
In Person—Record holders may vote in person at the annual meeting. Beneficial owners may also vote in person at the annual meeting if they obtain a legal proxy from their nominee giving them the right to vote the shares.
By Internet—Record holders may vote via the Internet by following the instructions set forth on the proxy card. Most beneficial owners may vote via the Internet by accessing the website specified on the voting instruction card provided by their nominees. Please check the voting instruction card provided by your nominee for Internet voting availability.
By Telephone—Record holders may vote via telephone by following the instructions set forth on the proxy card. Most beneficial owners who live in the United States or Canada may vote via telephone by calling the toll-free number specified on the voting instruction card provided by their nominees. Please check the voting instruction card provided by your nominee for telephone voting availability.
8.    Q:     Broker Non-Votes—What is a broker non-vote?
A:
Generally, a broker non-vote occurs when shares held by a nominee for a beneficial owner are not voted with respect to a particular proposal because (i) the nominee has not received voting instructions from the beneficial owner and (ii) the nominee lacks discretionary voting power to vote such shares. Under New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, rules, a nominee does not have discretionary voting power with respect to “non-routine” matters or the election of directors. The ratification of the appointment of our independent registered public accounting firm is a routine matter and the other proposals are non-routine matters.
If you are the beneficial owner of our common stock, your nominee will send you directions on how you can instruct them to vote.
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Q:     Revocation of Proxy—May I change my vote after I return my proxy?
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Yes. You may revoke your proxy and change your vote at any time before the proxy is exercised.
Record holders may change their vote by:
a timely, valid, later-dated proxy;
a timely written notice of revocation submitted to our General Counsel at our principal executive offices at 9348 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210; or
attending the annual meeting and voting in person.
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You should be aware that simply attending the annual meeting will not in and of itself constitute a revocation of your proxy. 
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Q:     Voting Results—Where can I find the voting results of the annual meeting?
A:
We will publish the final voting results of the annual meeting in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, within four business days after the annual meeting.
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Q:     Multiple Sets of Proxy Materials—What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials?
A:
You may receive more than one set of voting materials, including multiple copies of this proxy statement and multiple proxy cards or voting instruction cards. For example, if you hold your shares in more than one brokerage account, you may receive a separate voting instruction card for each brokerage account. If you are a record holder and your shares are registered in more than one name, you will receive more than one proxy card. Please vote each proxy card and voting instruction card that you receive.
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Q:     Householding—What is householding? 
A:
The SEC has adopted rules that permit companies and intermediaries, such as brokers, banks and other nominees, to satisfy the delivery requirements for proxy materials with respect to two or more stockholders sharing the same address by delivering a single copy of these materials, other than the proxy card, to those stockholders. This process is commonly referred to as “householding.” Your nominee may engage in householding. Through householding, beneficial owners who have the same address and last name will receive only one copy of the proxy materials unless one or more of these owners notifies us or their nominee that they wish to continue receiving individual copies. Beneficial owners who participate in householding will receive separate proxy cards. This procedure will reduce printing costs and postage fees.
To commence or discontinue householding, please notify your broker, bank or other nominee. Alternatively, you may direct such requests in writing to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., 9348 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210, Attention: General Counsel, or by phone at (310) 867-7000. Individual copies of the proxy materials also may be requested at any time at this same address and telephone number.
13.
Q:     Solicitation—Who will pay the costs of soliciting these proxies?
A:
Proxies will be solicited initially by mail. Further solicitation may be made in person or by telephone, electronic mail or facsimile by members of management. We will bear the expense of preparing, printing and mailing this proxy statement and accompanying materials to our stockholders. Upon request, we will reimburse brokers, banks or similar entities acting as nominees for reasonable expenses incurred in forwarding copies of the proxy materials relating to the annual meeting to the beneficial owners of our common stock.
14.
Q:    Additional Matters at the Annual Meeting—What happens if additional matters are presented at the annual meeting?
A:
Other than the three proposals described in this proxy statement, and the potential stockholder proposal described below under “Other Annual Meeting Matters,” we are not aware of any other business to be acted upon at the annual meeting. If you grant a proxy, the persons named as proxy holders, Michael Rapino, our President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, and Kathy Willard, our Chief Financial Officer, will have the discretion to vote your shares on any additional matters properly presented for a vote at the meeting.
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Q:    Stockholder Proposals—What is the deadline to propose business for consideration at next year’s annual meeting of stockholders?
 A:
You may submit proposals for consideration at future stockholder meetings.
For a stockholder proposal to be considered for inclusion in our proxy materials for our 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the proposal must (i) be delivered to us on or before December 27, 2016 and (ii) comply with all applicable SEC rules and regulations, including Rule 14a-8 of the Securities

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Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. Any proposals not received by this deadline will be untimely and not included in our 2017 proxy materials. Alternatively, under our bylaws, a stockholder may bring a proposal before our 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, without including the proposal in our proxy materials, if (i) the stockholder provides us notice of the proposal no earlier than February 14, 2017 and no later than March 16, 2017 and (ii) the proposal concerns a matter that may be properly considered and acted upon at the annual meeting in accordance with our bylaws and corporate governance policies. Any such proposal not received by this deadline will be untimely and not considered at our 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Stockholders are advised to review our bylaws, which contain additional requirements with respect to advance notice of stockholder proposals. Our bylaws are publicly available in the Corporate Governance section of our website at investors.livenationentertainment.com.
Proposals should be addressed to:
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Attention: General Counsel
16.
Q:    Nomination of Directors—How do I submit a proposed director nominee to the board of directors for consideration at next year’s annual meeting of stockholders?
A:
You may propose a director nominee for consideration at the annual meeting by complying with our bylaws, which provide for a notice that must (i) be delivered to us at our principal executive offices set forth immediately above no earlier than February 14, 2017 and no later than March 16, 2017, (ii) provide all information relating to the director nominee that is required to be disclosed in a solicitation of proxies for the election of directors in an election contest, or that is otherwise required, in each case pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Exchange Act and (iii) provide the director nominee’s written consent to serve as a director if elected. Stockholders are advised to review our bylaws and Board of Directors Governance Guidelines with respect to director nominations. These documents are publicly available in the Corporate Governance section of our website at investors.livenationentertainment.com.
17.
Q:     Further Questions—Who can help answer my questions? 
A:
If you have any questions about our proxy materials or the annual meeting, you can contact our General Counsel at:
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Attention: General Counsel
(310) 867-7000

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE STOCKHOLDER MEETING TO BE HELD ON JUNE 14, 2016:
Our Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and Proxy Statement, 2015 Annual Report and Form 10-K are available free of charge in the Reports section of our website at investors.livenationentertainment.com.
 


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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
We have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for directors, officers and employees, as well as Board of Directors Governance Guidelines, which, in conjunction with our certificate of incorporation, bylaws and board committee charters, form our framework for governance. All of these documents are publicly available in the Corporate Governance section of our website at investors.livenationentertainment.com or may be obtained upon written request to:
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Attention: General Counsel
Governance Highlights
We are committed to maintaining high standards of business conduct and corporate governance, which we believe are essential to running our business efficiently, serving our stockholders well and maintaining our integrity in the marketplace. Some of the highlights of our corporate governance include:
 
Ÿ    Chairman of the Board who is not a member of management
Ÿ    10 of 12 directors are independent (and only one, our Chief Executive Officer, is a member of management)
Ÿ    Annual election of all members of our board of directors (see Proposal 1)
Ÿ    Majority voting standard for uncontested director elections
Ÿ    Director resignation policy for directors who fail to receive a majority of votes for re-election
Ÿ    Annual advisory vote to approve executive compensation (see Proposal 2)
Ÿ    Annual advisory vote to ratify independent auditor (see Proposal 3)
Ÿ    No repricing of underwater stock options without stockholder approval
Ÿ    Policy prohibiting hedging of company securities
Ÿ    Preapproval policy for pledging of company securities
Ÿ    Robust stock ownership guidelines
Ÿ    No former employees serve as directors
Ÿ    Regular board self-assessments at both individual and group levels
Ÿ    Committee members (other than Executive Committee) are all independent
 
Independence
Our board of directors currently consists of twelve directors, ten of whom are independent (as defined by our Board of Directors Governance Guidelines), one of whom serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer and one of whom is an executive officer of our largest stockholder. For a director to be independent, the board of directors must determine, among other things, that a director does not have any direct or indirect material relationship with us or any of our subsidiaries. The board of directors has established guidelines to assist it in determining director independence, which conform to, or are more exacting than, the independence requirements of the NYSE corporate governance standards. The independence guidelines are set forth in Appendix A of our Board of Directors Governance Guidelines.
Applying these independence standards, the board of directors has determined that Mark Carleton, Jonathan Dolgen, Ari Emanuel, Ted Enloe, Jeff Hinson, Peggy Johnson, Jimmy Iovine, Jim Kahan, Randall Mays and Mark Shapiro are all independent directors.

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Board Composition and Director Qualifications
Our Nominating and Governance Committee periodically assesses the appropriate size and composition of the board of directors, taking into account our specific needs. The committee utilizes various methods for identifying and evaluating candidates for director. Candidates may come to the attention of the committee through recommendations of directors, management, stockholders and professional search firms. Generally, the committee seeks members with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints which contribute to the board of directors’ broad spectrum of experience and expertise, and who have a reputation of integrity. While the Nominating and Governance Committee carefully considers diversity when considering director candidates, it has not established a formal policy regarding diversity.
At a minimum, directors should:
have experience in positions with a high degree of responsibility;
demonstrate strong leadership skills;
have the time, energy, interest and willingness to serve as a director; and
contribute to the mix of skills, core competencies and qualifications of the board of directors and management.
In addition to recommendations from directors, management and professional search firms, the Nominating and Governance Committee will consider director candidates properly submitted by stockholders. Stockholder recommendations should be sent to the General Counsel at our principal executive offices. The Nominating and Governance Committee will review all potential director nominees in the same manner, regardless of the source of the recommendation, in accordance with its charter.
Board Leadership Structure
Our board of directors is currently led by a Chairman who does not act as Chief Executive Officer and is not an employee. Under our bylaws and Board of Directors Governance Guidelines, the Chairman of the Board is responsible for coordinating the board of directors’ activities, including the scheduling of meetings and the determination of relevant agenda items.
Risk Oversight and Compensation Risk Assessment
The Audit Committee periodically reviews our policies and practices with respect to risk assessment and risk management, including discussing with management our major risk exposures and the steps that have been taken to monitor and control such exposures. The Audit Committee reports the results of its review to the board of directors.
Matters of risk management are brought to the attention of the Audit Committee by our Chief Financial Officer, our General Counsel, our Chief Accounting Officer, our external auditors and our Senior Vice President of Internal Audit, who regularly reviews and assesses internal processes and controls for ongoing compliance with internal policies, as well as for potential weaknesses that could result in a failure of an internal control process. Management reviews and reports on potential areas of risk at the request of the Audit Committee or other members of the board of directors.
We believe that our compensation policies and practices do not create inappropriate or unintended significant risk to the company as a whole. We also believe that our incentive compensation arrangements provide incentives that do not encourage risk-taking beyond the company’s ability to effectively identify and manage significant risks, are compatible with effective internal controls and our risk management practices and are supported by the oversight and administration of the Compensation Committee with regard to executive compensation programs.

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Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
We have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics applicable to all of our directors, officers and employees, including our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, which is a “code of ethics” as defined by applicable SEC rules. The purpose and role of this code is to, among other things, focus our directors, officers and employees on areas of ethical risk, provide guidance to help them recognize and deal with ethical issues, provide mechanisms to report unethical or unlawful conduct and to help enhance and formalize our culture of integrity, honesty and accountability. If we make any amendments to this code, other than technical, administrative or other non-substantive amendments, or grant any waivers, including implicit waivers, from any provision of this code that applies to our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer or Controller, or persons performing similar functions, and that relates to an element of the SEC’s “code of ethics” definition, then we will disclose the nature of the amendment or waiver in the Corporate Governance section of our website at investors.livenationentertainment.com.
Officer and Director Stock Ownership Guidelines
It is the board of directors’ policy that all directors and executive officers, consistent with their responsibilities to our stockholders as a whole, hold a significant equity interest in our company. Toward this end, the board expects that all directors own, or acquire within three years of first becoming a director, equity securities having a market value of at least $225,000. In addition, the Board expects that (i) the Chief Executive Officer own, or acquire within three years of first becoming Chief Executive Officer, equity securities having a market value at least equal to five times (5x) the Chief Executive Officer’s then-current annual base salary, and (ii) other executive officers own, or acquire within three years of first becoming an executive officer, equity securities having a market value at least equal to two and one-half times (2.5x) such executive officer’s then-current annual base salary.
The board of directors recognizes that exceptions to this policy may be necessary or appropriate in individual cases and may approve such exceptions from time to time as it deems appropriate in the interest of our stockholders.
Stockholder Communications
Stockholders and other interested parties may communicate with the board of directors, any committee thereof, the independent or non-management directors as a group or any individual director in writing. All such written communications must identify the recipient and be forwarded by mail to:
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Attention: General Counsel
The General Counsel will act as agent for the directors in facilitating such communications. In that capacity, the General Counsel may review, sort and summarize the communications.
Complaints about accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters may be made by calling our toll-free Business Integrity Hotline at (888) 497-2555, or via a web-reporting tool at www.livenation.alertline.com for those in North America and www.livenationinternational.alertline.com for those in international locations.
Certain Relationships and Transactions
Our Audit Committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing, approving and overseeing all related-person transactions, as defined in SEC regulations. This responsibility is set forth, in part, in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics under the heading “Policy on Related-Person Transactions” and in the Audit Committee Charter.
Generally, the policy covers any transaction in which we were or will be a participant, the amount involved exceeds $120,000 and any “related person” had, or will have, a direct or indirect material interest in the transaction. “Related person” includes, generally, any (i) director or executive officer, (ii) nominee for director, (iii) stockholder

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who beneficially owns more than 5% of any class of our voting securities and (iv) family members of any of the persons set forth in (i) through (iii) above.
Agreements with Liberty
In connection with the merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., or Ticketmaster, which is referred to as the merger, we entered into governance and other arrangements with predecessors of Liberty Media Corporation, which we refer to as Liberty Media, and certain successors and affiliates of Liberty Media, which collectively, together with Liberty Media, are referred to as Liberty. As described in the section entitled “Security Ownership Table” beginning on page 20, as of April 18, 2016, Liberty beneficially owned 69,645,033 shares of our common stock.
We provide ticketing services to a sports franchise owned by Liberty Media and pay royalty fees and non-recoupable ticketing contract advances to the sports franchise. We also receive transaction fees from the sports franchise for tickets the sports franchise sells using our ticketing software. From time to time, we purchase advertising from Sirius XM Holdings Inc., an affiliate of Liberty Media. These transactions are entered into in the ordinary course of business on an arms-length basis. During 2015, we recognized approximately $2.5 million in revenue and incurred approximately $0.6 million in expenses in connection with these transactions.
Liberty Stockholder Agreement
On February 10, 2009, Liberty, Live Nation and Ticketmaster entered into a stockholder agreement, or the Liberty Stockholder Agreement. The following summary is qualified by reference to the full Liberty Stockholder Agreement, a copy of which was included as Exhibit 10.2 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.
Board Representation.  Pursuant to the Liberty Stockholder Agreement, Liberty is entitled to nominate up to two Liberty directors for election to our board of directors until the earlier of (i) the date on which Liberty ceases to beneficially own at least 12,269,699 shares of Live Nation common stock, and (ii) the date on which Liberty ceases to own shares of Live Nation equity securities representing at least 5% of the total voting power of all Live Nation equity securities.
The directors nominated by Liberty must be reasonably acceptable to a majority of the board of directors who are not Liberty directors. In addition, one Liberty director must at all times qualify as “independent” within the meaning of applicable stock exchange rules. Live Nation has agreed to include each Liberty director in the slate of nominees recommended by the board of directors to the stockholders for election at each annual meeting and to use commercially reasonable efforts to cause the election of each Liberty director, including soliciting proxies in favor of the election of each such Liberty director. In the event a vacancy is created by the death, disability, retirement, resignation or removal (for any reason) of any Liberty director, Liberty has the right to designate a replacement or additional Liberty director. The Liberty Stockholder Agreement also addresses Liberty’s rights to representation on certain of the standing committees of the board of directors. Liberty’s current designees to our board are Messrs. Carleton and Maffei.
Acquisition Restrictions.  Pursuant to the Liberty Stockholder Agreement, Liberty will not directly or indirectly acquire (subject to certain exceptions), by means of a purchase, tender or exchange offer, business combination or otherwise, beneficial ownership of Live Nation equity securities in excess of 35% of the total voting power of all Live Nation equity securities. Such percentage is subject to adjustment, as described below, and is referred to as Liberty’s applicable percentage. In the event that Liberty’s beneficial ownership of Live Nation equity securities exceeds Liberty’s applicable percentage, no Live Nation equity securities beneficially owned by Liberty in excess of Liberty’s applicable percentage will be voted on any matter submitted to Live Nation stockholders and Live Nation will not recognize any votes cast by Liberty in excess of Liberty’s applicable percentage.
In connection therewith, we (i) amended our stockholder rights plan to permit Liberty to acquire Live Nation equity securities up to Liberty’s applicable percentage, (ii) agreed upon notice of certain permitted transfers of Live Nation equity securities described below, to amend our stockholder rights plan to permit such permitted transferee to acquire Live Nation equity securities up to the applicable percentage in effect with respect to such transferee and (iii) agreed not to take certain actions that would materially adversely affect Liberty’s ability to acquire Live Nation equity securities up to Liberty’s applicable percentage or would otherwise impose material economic burdens on Liberty’s ability to do so. We have approved Liberty Media and its affiliates and agreed to approve any of their

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permitted transferees as an “interested stockholder” of ours within the meaning of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, or the DGCL, and to exempt such persons’ acquisition of Live Nation equity securities from the restrictions on “business combinations” set forth in Section 203 of the DGCL.
Transfer of Rights Under the Liberty Stockholder Agreement; Adjustment of Liberty’s Applicable Percentage.  Under certain circumstances, if a transferee of Liberty’s Live Nation equity securities agrees to be bound by the Liberty Stockholder Agreement, certain rights and obligations under the Liberty Stockholder Agreement may be transferred by Liberty to such transferee.
If Liberty transfers Live Nation equity securities to one of Liberty’s affiliates and such entity thereafter ceases to be a Liberty affiliate as a result of a spin-off transaction, all of the rights and obligations of Liberty under the Liberty Stockholder Agreement will apply to such entity, including the rights to board representation described above. In that event, Liberty’s applicable percentage then in effect will apply to the spun-off Liberty affiliate and thereafter the applicable percentage attributable to Liberty will be 5%. If, however, Liberty transfers Live Nation equity securities to one of Liberty’s affiliates and no spin-off transaction occurs, then Liberty will retain all of the rights to board representation provided by the Liberty Stockholder Agreement.
If Liberty transfers all of its Live Nation equity securities to a third party who, after such transfer, does not own Live Nation equity securities in excess of Liberty’s applicable percentage, then all of the rights and obligations of Liberty under the Liberty Stockholder Agreement, other than the rights to board representation described above, will apply to such transferee. In that event, Liberty’s applicable percentage prior to such transfer will apply to such third-party transferee and thereafter the applicable percentage attributable to Liberty will be 0%. Live Nation will thereafter have the opportunity to amend its stockholder rights plan to remove Liberty’s ability to acquire Live Nation common stock in excess of the threshold permitted by the stockholder rights plan.
The rights and obligations of Liberty under the Liberty Stockholder Agreement may only be transferred to a third party twice, which transfers are in addition to the transfer of Live Nation equity securities in connection with the spin-off of a Liberty affiliate as described above.
The Liberty Stockholder Agreement provides that in the event that Liberty transfers Live Nation equity securities other than as described above (subject to certain permitted hedging transactions), Liberty’s applicable percentage will be reduced by the amount of Live Nation equity securities transferred.
Registration Rights Agreement
On January 25, 2010, we entered into a registration rights agreement, or the Registration Rights Agreement, with Liberty. The following summary is qualified by reference to the full Registration Rights Agreement, a copy of which was included as Exhibit 10.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.
Under the Registration Rights Agreement, Liberty is entitled to three demand registrations (and unlimited piggyback registrations) with respect to Liberty’s shares of Live Nation common stock, provided that any such demand involves Live Nation common stock with an aggregate offering price of at least $75 million on the date of such demand. Liberty will also be permitted to exercise its registration rights in connection with certain hedging transactions that it may enter into in respect of its shares of Live Nation common stock.
In addition, we will indemnify Liberty, and Liberty will indemnify us, against specified liabilities in connection with misstatements or omissions in any registration statement. We will be responsible for expenses related to any registration, other than certain specified expenses, including, but not limited to, (i) costs of printing and mailing the registration statement or other documents related to the offering, (ii) brokers’ commissions or underwriters’ discounts and (iii) costs of ours relating to analyst or investor presentations.

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PROPOSAL NO. 1—ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Director Nominees
The board of directors is soliciting approval of the following director nominees:
Mark Carleton
Jonathan Dolgen
Ariel Emanuel
Robert Ted Enloe, III
Jeffrey T. Hinson
James Iovine
Margaret “Peggy” Johnson
James S. Kahan
Gregory B. Maffei
Randall T. Mays
Michael Rapino
Mark S. Shapiro
As we elect all members of our board of directors annually, the twelve nominees will serve for a one-year term expiring on the date of our Annual Meeting of Stockholders held in 2017 or until their successors are elected or their earlier resignation or removal. All of the director nominees are current members of the board of directors and are standing for re-election.
A director nominee will be elected only if he or she receives a majority of the votes cast with respect to his or her election in an uncontested election (that is, the number of shares voted “for” a director nominee must exceed the number of votes cast “against” that nominee). For purposes of electing directors, not voting, withholding your vote by voting “abstain” or a broker non-vote is not counted as a vote cast, and therefore will have no effect on the outcome of the election of directors.
Each of the director nominees has indicated a willingness to continue service as a director if elected. If any director nominee becomes unable to serve, the board of directors may designate a substitute nominee, in which case the designated proxy holders, Mr. Rapino and Ms. Willard, will vote for such substitute nominee.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR 
EACH NAMED DIRECTOR NOMINEE.

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General Information About the Board of Directors
Our bylaws provide that our business and affairs will be managed by, or under the direction of, our board of directors. Set forth below is biographical information for the director nominees, each of whom is a current member of our board of directors, as of the date of this proxy statement.
Name
 
Age
 
Position
Mark Carleton
 
55
 
Director
Jonathan Dolgen
 
70
 
Director
Ari Emanuel
 
55
 
Director
Ted Enloe
 
77
 
Director
Jeff Hinson
 
61
 
Director
Jimmy Iovine
 
63
 
Director
Peggy Johnson
 
54
 
Director
Jim Kahan
 
68
 
Director
Greg Maffei
 
55
 
Chairman of the Board
Randall Mays
 
50
 
Director
Michael Rapino
 
50
 
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mark Shapiro
 
46
 
Director
Mark Carleton has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2010 and served as a member of Ticketmaster’s board of directors from August 2008 until the merger. Since January 2016, he has served as Chief Development Officer of each of Liberty Media, Liberty Interactive Corporation (“Liberty Interactive”), Liberty Broadband Corporation (“Liberty Broadband”) and Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (“Liberty TripAdvisor”). Prior to that, he served as a Senior Vice President of Liberty Media (from January 2013 to December 2015), Liberty Interactive (from November 2014 to December 2014) and Liberty Broadband (from October 2014 to December 2015), and as a Senior Vice President of predecessors of Liberty Media from December 2003 to January 2013. Prior to that, he was employed by KPMG LLP from 1982 to 2003, most recently as a Partner and National Industry Director—Communications Segment and also served on KPMG’s board. Mr. Carleton was a practicing CPA during his time at KPMG. Mr. Carleton has served as a director of Mobile Streams, Inc. since January 2006, Air Methods Corp. since August 2008, Barnes & Noble, Inc. since September 2011 and Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (“Sirius XM”) since December 2014 (having previously served as a director from January 2013 to September 2013), and also serves as a director of a number of private companies.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Carleton should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, his current and previously held senior-executive level positions, his service on other public and private company boards and his specialized expertise in public company accounting. Mr. Carleton was nominated as a director by Liberty Media pursuant to the terms of the Liberty Stockholder Agreement.
Jonathan Dolgen has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2010 and served as a member of Ticketmaster’s board of directors from August 2008 until the merger. From July 2004 through April 2010, Mr. Dolgen had also been a Senior Advisor to Viacom, Inc., which is referred to as Old Viacom, a worldwide entertainment and media company, where he provided advisory services to the Chief Executive Officer of Old Viacom, or others designated by him, on an as-requested basis. Effective December 31, 2005, Old Viacom was separated into two publicly traded companies, Viacom Inc., which is referred to as New Viacom, and CBS Corporation. From the separation of Old Viacom until April 2010, Mr. Dolgen provided advisory services to the Chief Executive Officer of New Viacom, or others designated by him, on an as-requested basis. Since July 2004, Mr. Dolgen has been a private investor, and since September 2004, Mr. Dolgen has been a principal of Wood River Ventures, LLC, or Wood River, a private investment company. From October 2006 through March 2008, Mr. Dolgen served as Senior Consultant for ArtistDirect, Inc. From April 1994 to July 2004, Mr. Dolgen served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Viacom Entertainment Group, a unit of Old Viacom, where he oversaw various operations of Old Viacom’s businesses, which primarily included the operations engaged in motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, regional theme parks, theatrical exhibition and publishing. Mr. Dolgen began his career in the entertainment industry in 1976 and, until joining the Viacom

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Entertainment Group, served in executive positions at Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox and Fox, Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Since August 2005, Mr. Dolgen has been a director of Expedia, Inc. and from October 2004 until September 2008, Mr. Dolgen was a director of Charter Communications, Inc.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Dolgen should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, his service on other public company boards, his extensive experience with companies in the media sector and expertise in both traditional and new media.
Ari Emanuel has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Emanuel was a founding partner of Endeavor, a leading talent agency that merged with the William Morris Agency in 2009, creating WME Entertainment. Mr. Emanuel was an integral part of Endeavor’s success and provided its vision. Mr. Emanuel is now Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of WME Entertainment, which acquired IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, in 2013. Mr. Emanuel is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Film Institute.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Emanuel should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, his leadership skills acquired while building Endeavor and guiding WME Entertainment, his extensive knowledge and understanding of, and reputation in, the entertainment industry and his expertise in artist representation.
Ted Enloe has served as a member of our board of directors since 2006. Mr. Enloe has been Managing General Partner of Balquita Partners, Ltd., a family securities and real estate investment partnership, since 1996, and he currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Leggett & Platt Inc. and as a director of Silicon Laboratories Inc. Mr. Enloe’s former positions include Vice Chairman of the Board and member of the Office of the Chief Executive for Compaq Computer Corporation and president of Lomas Financial Corporation and Liberte Investors.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Enloe should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, his service on other public and private company boards, his extensive experience with technology companies and his financial expertise.
Jeff Hinson has served as a member of our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Hinson has been President of YouPlus Media, LLC since June 2009. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Border Media Partners, LLC from 2007 to 2009, was a private financial consultant from 2005 to 2007 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) from 2004 to 2005. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Radio, the radio division of Univision, from 2003 to 2004. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Hinson served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, which was acquired by Univision in 2003 and became the radio division of Univision. Mr. Hinson also serves as Chairman of the Board of Windstream Holdings, Inc. and as a director of TiVo Inc., and previously served as a director of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation from 2012 to 2014.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Hinson should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, his service on other public company boards, his extensive experience with companies in the media sector and his financial expertise.
Jimmy Iovine has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2014. Mr. Iovine currently serves as a creative consultant to Apple Inc. Previously, he co-founded Interscope Records in 1990, which subsequently became Interscope Geffen A&M in 1999. In 2006, he co-founded Beats Electronics and Beats Music, companies which produce audio products and operate a music streaming service, and which were sold to Apple Inc. in May 2014.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Iovine should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, his extensive knowledge and understanding of, and reputation in, the music industry and his experience as an entrepreneur in the music industry.

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Peggy Johnson was elected to our board of directors in June 2013. She currently serves as Executive Vice President of Business Development at Microsoft Corporation, a position she has held since September 2014. As a member of Microsoft’s senior leadership team, Ms. Johnson is responsible for driving strategic business deals and partnerships across various industries with key customers, strategic innovation partners, OEMs, key accounts, third-party publishers and industry influencers. Previously, she worked at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. for 24 years, most recently as Executive Vice President and President of Global Market Development, where she was responsible for commercializing new business and developing strategic relationships. She also led Qualcomm Labs, Inc., an incubator organization that focused on launching new products and businesses.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Ms. Johnson should serve as a director: her professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions and her extensive expertise and experience in technology, business development and sales.
Jim Kahan has served as a member of our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Kahan is a former executive of AT&T where he spent nearly 38 years. During his tenure at AT&T and its predecessors, he oversaw approximately $300 billion of acquisitions and divestitures, including the acquisitions of Pacific Telesis (1997), Southern New England Telecommunications (1998), Ameritech (1999) and the former AT&T Corp. (2005), as well as Cingular Wireless’ acquisition of AT&T Wireless (2004). He was also responsible for AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth Corp. in 2006. Mr. Kahan serves as a director of Amdocs Ltd., which provides software products and services to the communications industry worldwide, Catch Media, a private B2B company, and Media Rights Capital, a private company in the film and television business.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Kahan should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, his service on other public and private company boards and his financial and mergers and acquisitions expertise.
Greg Maffei has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2011 and as our Chairman of the Board since March 2013. Mr. Maffei has served as a director of Liberty Interactive since November 2005, and as its President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2006, and has served as a director and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since May 2007. He also served as Liberty Interactive’s CEO-Elect from November 2005 through February 2006. Additionally, he has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Broadband since June 2014 and Liberty TripAdvisor since July 2013, which were spun off from Liberty Media and Liberty Interactive, respectively, in 2014. Mr. Maffei serves as Chairman of the Board of Sirius XM (since April 2013; director since March 2009), Starz (since January 2013), Liberty TripAdvisor (since June 2015; director since July 2013) and TripAdvisor, Inc. (since February 2013), and as a director of Charter Communications, Inc. (since May 2013), Liberty Broadband (since June 2014) and Zillow Group, Inc. (including its predecessor, since May 2005). Mr. Maffei served as a director of DIRECTV and its predecessors from February 2008 to June 2010, as a director of Electronic Arts, Inc. from June 2003 to July 2013 and as a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2011 to April 2014. Prior to joining Liberty Interactive, Mr. Maffei served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of 360networks Corporation and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Maffei should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, his leadership and reputation in the technology, media and communications sectors, previously held senior-executive level positions and his service on other public and private company boards. Mr. Maffei was nominated as a director by Liberty Media pursuant to the terms of the Liberty Stockholder Agreement.
Randall Mays has served as a member of our board of directors since our formation in 2005. He currently serves as President of Running M Capital, a private investment company, and formerly served as Vice Chairman, President and Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. He also serves as a director of Digital Defense, Inc., Spinal Stabilizations Inc. and N12, Inc., which are all privately-held companies.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Mays should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, his service on other public and private company boards and his financial, media and advertising expertise.

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Michael Rapino is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has served in this capacity since 2005. He has also served on our board of directors since 2005. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Rapino was Chief Executive Officer and President of our predecessor’s Global Music division.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Rapino should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, his leadership skills acquired prior to and while serving as Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation, his extensive knowledge and understanding of, and reputation in, the music industry and his understanding of Live Nation’s business, operations, products and services.
Mark Shapiro was elected to our board of directors in 2008. Since September 2014 he has served as Chief Content Officer at IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media. Previously, he served as an Executive Producer at Dick Clark Productions, an independent producer of television programming, from September 2012 to September 2014, and was its Chief Executive Officer from May 2010 to September 2012. Mr. Shapiro was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Six Flags, Inc., the world’s largest regional theme park company, from December 2005 through May 2010. Prior to joining Six Flags, Inc., Mr. Shapiro spent 12 years at ESPN, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President, Programming and Production and in various other capacities. At ESPN, he had significant responsibility in building the strength of the network’s brand, and was responsible for the development, acquisition and scheduling of all ESPN programming; oversaw all remote and studio production for ESPN’s domestic and international entities, including ESPN Radio; and developed original films, dramatic television and reality programming for the ESPN family of networks. During his tenure at ESPN, Mr. Shapiro garnered 16 Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Mr. Shapiro also currently serves as a director of Frontier Communications Corporation and Papa John’s International, Inc., both public companies, and as a Trustee of Equity Residential, a publicly-traded REIT. Mr. Shapiro served as a director of the Tribune Company, a private media conglomerate, until December 2012. He is also Chairman of the board for Captivate Network, a privately-held company.
The following experience, qualifications, attributes and/or skills led the board of directors to conclude that Mr. Shapiro should serve as a director: his professional background and experience, previously held senior-executive level positions, his service on other public and private company boards and his extensive experience with companies in the entertainment sector.
Board Meetings
Our board of directors met four times during 2015. All incumbent directors attended at least 75% of the aggregate meetings of the board of directors and of board committees on which they served during the time they were serving as a director or committee member, as applicable. We have adopted a formal policy on director attendance at annual meetings of stockholders, which states that each director is strongly encouraged to attend such meetings, unless attendance is precluded by health or other significant personal matters. Six of our twelve directors attended our 2015 annual meeting of stockholders.
The board of directors has appointed Mr. Maffei, as the non-executive chairman of the board, to preside over executive sessions of the non-management directors.
Board Committees
The board of directors has four standing committees: the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Executive Committee, each of which is described below. Each committee, other than the Executive Committee, operates under a written charter adopted by the board of directors. All of the committee charters are publicly available in the Corporate Governance section of our website at investors.livenationentertainment.com or may be obtained upon written request to our General Counsel at our principal executive offices.
Committee members are elected by the board of directors, upon the Nominating and Governance Committee’s recommendations, and serve until their successors are elected or their earlier resignation or removal.



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The current composition of the board committees is as follows:
Name
 
Audit
Committee
 
Nominating and
Governance
Committee
 
Compensation
Committee
 
Executive
Committee
Mark Carleton
 
 
 
ü
 
ü
 
 
Jonathan Dolgen
 
ü
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ari Emanuel
 
 
 
ü
 
 
 
 
Ted Enloe
 
 
 
 
 
ü (Chair)
 
 
Jeff Hinson
 
ü (Chair)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jimmy Iovine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peggy Johnson
 
ü
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Kahan
 
ü
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greg Maffei
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ü (Chair)
Randall Mays
 
 
 
ü (Chair)
 
 
 
ü
Michael Rapino
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ü
Mark Shapiro
 
 
 
 
 
ü
 
 
Audit Committee
During 2015, the Audit Committee consisted of Messrs. Dolgen, Hinson and Kahan and Ms. Johnson. The board of directors has determined that all four members of the Audit Committee are independent, as defined by the NYSE corporate governance standards, Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act and our independence standards. The board of directors has also determined that each Audit Committee member is financially literate and that both Messrs. Hinson and Kahan have the attributes of an audit committee financial expert as defined in the applicable SEC regulations. During 2015, the Audit Committee met five times.
As set forth in more detail in the Audit Committee Charter, the Audit Committee’s purpose is to assist the board of directors in its general oversight of the quality and integrity of our accounting, auditing and financial reporting and internal control practices. The specific responsibilities of the Audit Committee include:
appointing, compensating, overseeing and terminating the independent registered public accounting firm;
approving all audit and non-audit services (other than those non-audit services prohibited by law) to be provided by the independent registered public accounting firm;
reviewing and discussing the annual and quarterly financial statements and related notes and the specific disclosures under “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations”;
reviewing with the independent registered public accounting firm any audit problems or difficulties and management’s responses thereto;
discussing earnings press releases, as well as financial information and earnings guidance provided to analysts and rating agencies, if any;
reporting regularly to the full board of directors regarding, among other things, the quality and integrity of our financial statements, compliance with legal or regulatory requirements, the performance and independence of the independent registered public accounting firm and the performance of the internal audit function;
maintaining free and open communications with, and periodically meeting with, management, the internal auditors and the independent registered public accounting firm;
discussing guidelines and policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management;
overseeing our Policy on Related-Person Transactions, as amended and supplemented from time to time;
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complying with all other responsibilities and duties set forth in the Audit Committee Charter.
For additional information concerning the Audit Committee, see “Report of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors” included in this proxy statement.
Nominating and Governance Committee
The Nominating and Governance Committee currently consists of Messrs. Carleton, Emanuel and Mays.
The board of directors has determined that all three members of the Nominating and Governance Committee are independent, as defined by the NYSE corporate governance standards and our independence standards. The Nominating and Governance Committee met once during 2015.
The specific responsibilities of the Nominating and Governance Committee include:
identifying, screening and recruiting qualified individuals to become board members;
proposing nominations for the board of directors and board committee membership;
assessing the composition of the board of directors and board committees;
overseeing the performance of the board of directors; and
complying with all other responsibilities and duties set forth in the Nominating and Governance Committee Charter.
Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee currently consists of Messrs. Carleton, Enloe and Shapiro.
The board of directors has determined that all three members of the Compensation Committee are independent, as defined by the heightened NYSE corporate governance standards under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, referred to as the Dodd-Frank Act, and our independence standards. During 2015, the Compensation Committee met twice and acted by unanimous written consent one time.
The specific responsibilities of the Compensation Committee include:
reviewing and approving, and/or recommending modifications to, the base salary, incentive compensation and all other compensation of our Chief Executive Officer and other executive officers;
overseeing the administration of our equity-based plans;
reviewing and approving the Report of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors included in our proxy statements;
reviewing and discussing with management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis included in our proxy statements;
reviewing, from time to time, the compensation and benefits of directors who are not employees of the company and recommending any changes to the board that the committee deems appropriate;
overseeing the company’s submissions to stockholders on executive compensation matters, including advisory votes on executive compensation and the frequency of such votes, incentive and other executive compensation plans and amendments to such plans;
consulting on the appropriate engagement with shareholder groups and proxy advisory firms on executive compensation matters;
overseeing and periodically assessing material risks associated with the company’s compensation structure, policies and programs for executive officers; and
complying with all other responsibilities and duties set forth in the Compensation Committee Charter.
Compensation Committee meetings are regularly attended by the Chief Executive Officer and, from time to time, other members of management, as requested by the committee.

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Executive Committee
The Executive Committee currently consists of Messrs. Maffei, Mays and Rapino. The Executive Committee did not take any formal actions during the 2015 fiscal year, although the members did meet informally from time to time to discuss the affairs of the company.
The specific responsibilities of the Executive Committee are to:
be available to the company’s executive management to discuss significant operational and strategic issues from time to time;
serve as a conduit between executive management and the board of directors, including helping to facilitate board processes and communications; and
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DIRECTOR COMPENSATION
Pursuant to our non-employee director compensation plan, we currently pay (i) each of our non-employee directors an annual cash retainer of $90,000, (ii) each member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee an additional annual cash retainer of $21,000, $15,000 and $9,000, respectively, (iii) the Chairpersons of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee a further annual cash retainer of $18,000, $15,000 and $9,000, respectively, and (iv) the non-executive Chairman of the Board an additional annual cash retainer of $54,000, which he or she may elect to receive in either cash or shares of restricted stock. No additional per-meeting fees apply under the plan.
Under the plan, each non-employee director also receives a grant of $150,000 in shares of restricted stock based on the average closing price of our stock during the 20 trading days prior to the date of the grant (i) upon such non-employee director’s appointment to the board of directors (prorated for the period from the director’s appointment through the anticipated date of our next annual meeting of stockholders), and (ii) on an annual basis thereafter. The non-executive Chairman of the Board receives an additional annual grant of $90,000 in shares of restricted stock based on the average closing price of our stock during the 20 trading days prior to the date of the grant. We may also grant additional discretionary stock-based awards to our non-employee directors, and these directors may elect to receive their cash fees in the form of shares of our common stock.
Only non-employee directors are eligible to receive compensation for their services as a director. Accordingly, Mr. Rapino, our President and Chief Executive Officer, did not receive any separate director compensation during 2015.
2015 Director Compensation Table

The following table shows compensation paid to the members of our board of directors for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. As discussed above, any board member who is also an employee of the company does not receive separate compensation for service on the board.
Name
 
Fees Earned or Paid
in Cash
($)
 
Stock Awards
($)
(1)
 
Total
($)
Mark Carleton
 
114,000

 
155,152

 
269,152

Jonathan Dolgen
 
111,000

 
155,152

 
266,152

Ari Emanuel
 
99,000

 
155,152

 
254,152

Ted Enloe
 
120,000

 
155,152

 
275,152

Jeff Hinson
 
129,000

 
155,152

 
284,152

Jimmy Iovine
 
90,000

 
155,152

 
245,152

Peggy Johnson
 
111,000

 
155,152

 
266,152

Jim Kahan
 
111,000

 
155,152

 
266,152

Greg Maffei
 
90,000

 
244,069

 
334,069

Randall Mays
 
108,000

 
155,152

 
263,152

Michael Rapino
 

 

 

Mark Shapiro
 
105,000

 
155,152

 
260,152

 
(1)
The amounts set forth in this column reflect shares of restricted stock granted under our stock incentive plans. The amounts listed are equal to the aggregate grant date fair value computed in accordance with ASC topic 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation, or ASC 718 (which will generally lead to a reported value that differs from the amount set forth in the director compensation policy outlined above under “Director Compensation” due to the different methodologies), and no forfeitures were assumed for restricted stock awards. A discussion of the assumptions used in calculating the grant date fair value is set forth in Note 10 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. The restricted stock awards vest in full on the first anniversary of the grant or, for off-cycle grants, on the first anniversary of the on-cycle grants. The ownership of company securities as of the record date for each director is set forth below in the “Security Ownership Table.”

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS
Security Ownership Table
The following table sets forth certain information regarding beneficial ownership of our common stock as of the Record Date (April 18, 2016), by:
each person known by us to beneficially own 5% or more of our common stock;
each current director and director nominee;
each of our current executive officers named in the 2015 Summary Compensation Table; and
all of our executive officers, directors and director nominees as a group.
Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with SEC rules and regulations. Unless otherwise indicated in the footnotes to this table, and subject to community property laws where applicable, we believe that each of the stockholders named in this table has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares indicated as beneficially owned. Beneficial ownership also includes shares of common stock subject to options exercisable on or before June 17, 2016 (60 days after April 18, 2016); provided, however, that these shares are not deemed outstanding for computing the percentage ownership of each other person. The percentage of beneficial ownership is based on 202,926,816 shares of our common stock outstanding (or deemed to be outstanding under SEC rules and regulations) as of April 18, 2016. Unless otherwise indicated, the address of each of the stockholders listed below is c/o Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., 9348 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210.
 
 
Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Restricted Stock Unvested
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name of Beneficial Owner
 
Common Stock
 
Exercisable Options
 
 
Other
 
Total
 
Percent
Mark Carleton
 
27,334

 

 
5,363

 

 
32,697
 
*
Jonathan Dolgen (1)
 
84,999

 

 
5,363

 

 
90,362
 
*
Ari Emanuel
 
59,648

 
10,000

 
5,363

 

 
75,011
 
*
Ted Enloe
 
19,061

 
20,000

 
5,363

 

 
44,424
 
*
Jeff Hinson (2)
 
51,330

 
10,000

 
5,363

 

 
66,693
 
*
Jimmy Iovine
 
2,999

 

 
5,363

 

 
8,362
 
*
Peggy Johnson
 
14,789

 

 
5,363

 

 
20,152
 
*
Jim Kahan
 
60,905

 
10,000

 
5,363

 

 
76,268
 
*
Greg Maffei
 
47,711

 

 
8,934

 

 
56,645
 
*
Randall Mays (3)
 
100,458

 
50,000

 
5,363

 
38,198

 
194,019
 
*
Michael Rapino
 
703,564

 
6,057,600

 
92,200

 

 
6,853,364
 
3.28%
Mark Shapiro
 
47,871

 

 
5,363

 

 
53,234
 
*
Joe Berchtold
 
61,226

 
654,502

 
91,955

 

 
807,683
 
*
Michael Rowles (4)
 
210,756

 
337,153

 
28,612

 

 
576,521
 
*
Kathy Willard
 
240,097

 
558,986

 
25,601

 

 
824,684
 
*
Brian Capo
 
2,018

 
8,750

 
1,500

 

 
12,268
 
*
All directors and executive officers as a group (16 persons) (5)
 
1,734,766

 
7,716,991

 
302,432

 
38,198

 
9,792,387
 
4.65%
Liberty Media Corporation (6)
 

 

 

 
69,645,033

 
69,645,033
 
34.32%
Blackrock, Inc. (7)
 

 

 

 
10,962,721

 
10,962,721
 
5.40%
* Percentage of common stock beneficially owned by the named stockholder does not exceed one percent of Live Nation Entertainment common stock.                                    

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(1) 
Includes 137 shares of common stock held by a family charitable foundation with which Mr. Dolgen is affiliated. Mr. Dolgen disclaims beneficial ownership of these shares.    
(2) 
Includes 20,415 shares of common stock that are subject to a pledge arrangement.
(3) 
“Other” consists of 32,568 shares held by trusts of which Mr. Mays is the trustee, but not the beneficiary and 5,630 shares held by a trust of which Mr. Mays is a 25% beneficiary and a co-trustee. “Common Stock” includes 29,900 shares of common stock that are subject to a pledge arrangement.
(4) 
Includes 210,756 shares of common stock that are subject to a pledge arrangement.
(5) 
See footnotes 1 through 4.
(6) 
Address: 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, Colorado 80112. Information is based solely on a Form 4 and a Schedule 13D/A (Amendment No. 4) filed by Liberty Media Corporation with the SEC on December 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015, respectively. Such forms state that the reporting person has sole voting and dispositive power with respect to 12,385,828 shares that are held indirectly through wholly-owned subsidiaries, which shares are included in the total beneficial ownership amount.
(7) 
Address: 55 East 52nd Street, New York, New York 10055. Information is based solely on a Schedule 13G filed by Blackrock, Inc. with the SEC on February 10, 2016. Such form states that the reporting persons aggregately have sole voting power with respect to 10,484,383 shares, shared voting power with respect to no shares, and sole dispositive power with respect to 10,962,721 shares.
Equity Compensation Plan Information
The table below provides information relating to shares of our common stock that may be issued under our existing equity compensation plans as of December 31, 2015:
Plan Category
 
Number of securities to be issued upon exercise of outstanding options, warrants and rights
(a)
 
Weighted-average exercise price of outstanding options, warrants and rights
(b)
 
Number of securities remaining available for future issuance under equity compensation plans (excluding the securities reflected in column (a))
(c)
Equity compensation plans approved by security holders
 
 16,308,739(1)
 
$13.54
 
13,450,234
Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders
 
 
 
Total
 
16,308,739
 
$13.54
 
13,450,234
(1)
In addition, there were 860,646 shares of restricted stock granted under the plans outstanding. Since these shares do not have an exercise price, they are not included in the calculation of the weighted-average exercise price in column (b). These shares of restricted stock are considered outstanding shares and thus are included in the number of shares outstanding as of the Record Date. The table reflects awards outstanding under both the Live Nation and Ticketmaster Plans; as of December 31, 2015, there remained 12,938,582 shares available for issuance under the Live Nation plan and 511,652 shares under the Ticketmaster plan (which will not be renewed and is limited in its availability).
SECTION 16(a) BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REPORTING COMPLIANCE
Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our directors and executive officers and holders of 10% or more of our common stock to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC. These reporting persons are required by SEC regulations to furnish us with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.
Based solely on our review of the Section 16(a) forms received by us, or written representations from reporting persons that no such forms were required to be filed, as applicable, we believe that the reporting persons complied with all of the Section 16(a) filing requirements during the 2015 fiscal year.

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PROPOSAL NO. 2—ADVISORY VOTE ON THE COMPENSATION PAID TO OUR NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
In accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act, we are providing the company’s stockholders the opportunity to vote at this annual meeting to approve the compensation paid to the company’s named executive officers, as disclosed in this proxy statement pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and the Exchange Act. Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, the stockholder vote on executive compensation is an advisory vote only, and it is not binding on the company or our board of directors.
Although the vote is nonbinding, the Compensation Committee and the board of directors value the opinions of our stockholders and will consider the outcome of the vote when making future compensation decisions. This proposal, commonly known as a “say-on-pay” proposal, gives our stockholders an opportunity to endorse or not endorse our executive officer pay program and policies through the following resolution:
“RESOLVED, that the stockholders approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to the named executive officers, as disclosed in the company’s proxy statement for the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the 2015 Summary Compensation Table and the other related tables and disclosure.”
As described more fully in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of this proxy statement beginning on page 28, we believe that our executive compensation program is reasonable, competitive and strongly focused on pay for performance principles. We emphasize compensation opportunities that reward our executives when they deliver targeted financial results. The compensation paid to our named executive officers varies depending upon the achievement of pre-established performance goals, which may be both individual and corporate. Through stock ownership requirements and equity incentives, we also align the interests of our executives with those of our stockholders and the long-term interests of Live Nation. Our executive compensation policies have enabled Live Nation to attract and retain talented and experienced senior executives and have benefited the company over time. We believe that the fiscal year 2015 compensation paid to our named executive officers was appropriate and aligned with Live Nation’s fiscal year 2015 results, and that it positions the company for growth in future years.
The affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the total voting power of our common stock present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on this proposal is required to approve the advisory resolution on the company’s executive compensation described in this Proposal No. 2. For purposes of this vote, abstentions will be counted as present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on this proposal, and therefore will have the effect of a negative vote. Broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of this proposal. The results of this vote are not binding on our board of directors.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR THE ADVISORY RESOLUTION APPROVING THE COMPENSATION PAID TO THE COMPANY’S NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.


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PROPOSAL NO. 3—RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
The Audit Committee of the board of directors has appointed Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm to audit our consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016. Ernst & Young LLP served as our independent registered public accounting firm during the 2015 fiscal year. Representatives of Ernst & Young LLP are expected to be present at the annual meeting to respond to appropriate questions and will have the opportunity to make a statement if they so desire.
Stockholder ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP is not required by our bylaws or otherwise. However, our board of directors is submitting the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP to the stockholders for ratification as a matter of good corporate governance practice. If the stockholders fail to ratify the appointment, the Audit Committee will reconsider whether to retain Ernst & Young LLP. Even if the appointment is ratified, the Audit Committee, in its discretion, may direct the appointment of a different independent registered public accounting firm at any time during the 2016 fiscal year if it determines that such a change would be in the best interests of us and our stockholders.
The affirmative vote of the holders of at least a majority of the total voting power of our common stock present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on this matter is required to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm. For purposes of this vote, abstentions will be counted as present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on this matter, and therefore will have the effect of a negative vote. Broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of this proposal.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR THE RATIFICATION OF ERNST & YOUNG LLP AS OUR INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM.
Audit and Non-Audit Fees
The following table shows the fees paid or accrued (in thousands) by Live Nation for audit and other services provided by Ernst & Young LLP for the 2015 and 2014 fiscal years, respectively:
 
 
2015
 
2014
Audit Fees
 
$
7,845

 
$
7,722

Audit-Related Fees
 
1,345

 
1,010

Tax Fees
 
471

 
746

All Other Fees
 
3

 
3

Total
 
$
9,664

 
$
9,481

Audit fees consist of fees for the audit of our annual financial statements, the audit of our internal controls over financial reporting, reviews of our financial statements included in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, reviews of our other SEC filings and other professional services provided in connection with statutory and regulatory filings.
Audit-related fees consist of fees for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit and review of our financial statements and which are not reported above under “Audit Fees.” These services primarily related to attest services in connection with ticketing system audits for purposes of reporting on control design and operating effectiveness, gross receipts audits as required by leases and acquisition-related due diligence services.
Tax fees consist of fees for tax advice and tax return preparation.
All other fees consist of fees for Ernst & Young’s online research tool.

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The Audit Committee has established procedures for the approval of all audit and non-audit services provided by our independent registered public accounting firm. Pursuant to this policy, the Audit Committee approves all audit and non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm, including the fees and other terms of the engagements. Before the independent registered public accounting firm is engaged to perform any non-audit services, the Audit Committee must review and pre-approve such services. The Audit Committee may delegate its approval authority to its Chairperson, provided that any services approved by the Chairperson are reported to the Audit Committee at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
The Audit Committee approved all of the audit and permissible non-audit services performed by Ernst & Young LLP during the 2015 fiscal year.

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REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The material in this report is not soliciting material, is not deemed filed with the SEC and is not incorporated by reference in any filing of the company under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act whether made on, before or after the date of this amended report and irrespective of any general incorporation language in such filing.
The Audit Committee’s purpose is to assist the board of directors in its general oversight of Live Nation’s accounting, auditing and financial reporting practices. Management is primarily responsible for Live Nation’s financial statements, systems of internal controls and compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements. Ernst & Young LLP, Live Nation’s independent registered public accounting firm, is responsible for performing an independent audit of the consolidated financial statements and expressing an opinion on the conformity of those financial statements with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, as well as expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.
The Audit Committee members are not professional accountants or auditors, and their functions are not intended to duplicate or to certify the activities of management and the independent registered public accounting firm, nor can the committee certify that Live Nation’s registered public accounting firm is “independent” under applicable rules. The Audit Committee serves a board-level oversight role, in which it provides advice, counsel and direction to management and the independent registered public accounting firm on the basis of the information it receives, discussions with management and the independent registered public accounting firm and the experience of the committee’s members in business, financial and accounting matters.
During the 2015 fiscal year, management completed the documentation, testing and evaluation of Live Nation’s internal control over financial reporting in response to the requirements set forth in Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and related regulations. The Audit Committee was kept apprised of the progress of the evaluation and provided oversight and advice to management during the process. In connection with this oversight, the Audit Committee received periodic updates provided by management and Ernst & Young LLP. At the conclusion of the process, management provided the Audit Committee with a report on the effectiveness of Live Nation’s internal control over financial reporting. The Audit Committee also reviewed the report of management contained in Live Nation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC, as well as Ernst & Young LLP’s Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm included in Live Nation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K related to its audit of (i) the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule and (ii) the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting.
In overseeing the preparation of Live Nation’s financial statements, the Audit Committee met with both management and Live Nation’s independent registered public accounting firm to review and discuss all financial statements prior to their issuance and to discuss significant accounting issues. Management advised the Audit Committee that all financial statements were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The Audit Committee’s review included discussion with the outside auditors of matters required to be discussed pursuant to Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) Auditing Standard Number 16 (Communication With Audit Committees).
With respect to Live Nation’s independent registered public accounting firm, the Audit Committee, among other things, discussed with Ernst & Young LLP matters relating to its independence, including its letter and the written disclosures made to the committee as required by Rule 3526 of the PCAOB (Communication With Audit Committees Concerning Independence).
On the basis of these reviews and discussions, the undersigned members of the Audit Committee recommended to the board of directors that Live Nation’s audited financial statements be included in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, for filing with the SEC.
Respectfully submitted,
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
Jonathan Dolgen
Jeff Hinson (Chair)
Peggy Johnson
Jim Kahan

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OTHER ANNUAL MEETING MATTERS 
Potential Stockholder Proposal
We have been informed by a stockholder, Neil Gluckman, that he intends to solicit proxies in support of a proposal that he will bring at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Gluckman owns 300 shares of the company’s common stock, representing approximately 0.0001% of our shares outstanding as of the Record Date. The potential proposal, which didn’t qualify for inclusion in the company’s proxy materials, seeks to amend the company’s bylaws to require stockholder approval within 90 days of the implementation of a stockholder rights plan and would require the board of directors to redeem and rescind the company’s currently in-effect stockholder rights plan or, alternatively, if such amendment is not permissible by law, would serve as a recommendation to our board of directors that it adopt a similar policy with respect to stockholder rights plans.
Mr. Gluckman is a representative of organized labor, and is involved in an ongoing dispute with one of the company’s contractors.
While the company will not be soliciting proxies in respect of Mr. Gluckman’s proposal, our board of directors unanimously urges you to not vote any proxies you may receive from Mr. Gluckman and instead vote the white proxy card or voting instruction card accompanying this proxy statement (or, alternatively, to vote AGAINST Mr. Gluckman’s proposal on his proxy card and register your votes on the other proposals outlined in this proxy statement by voting the white proxy card or voting instruction card accompanying this proxy statement) because our board believes that a stockholder rights plan is an important protection against takeover bids or threats that do not fairly value the company, and that adoption and maintenance of a stockholder rights plan is appropriately within the scope of our board’s responsibility. The company’s stockholder rights plan is designed, in part, to enable the board to adequately evaluate and potentially negotiate an acquisition proposal, consistent with its duties and current laws and regulations. Our board believes that Mr. Gluckman’s proposal, which seeks to weaken an integral part of our corporate governance system and undermine management’s and our board’s responsibility, is not in the best interests of the company and all of its stockholders.
Our board of directors believes that the company’s stockholder rights plan is one of the most effective tools available to the board to protect stockholders against takeover abuses and to assure all of its stockholders of a fair price and fair treatment in the context of an unsolicited takeover of the company, whether through open market purchases or a hostile tender offer. The company’s stockholder rights plan, which has been in place since the company first became publicly-traded, was set to expire in December 2015. After careful consideration of its fiduciary duties and the interests of stockholders, the board determined to renew the stockholder rights plan, in part because the plan is part of a delicate balance of governance features that were heavily negotiated at the time of the company’s merger with Ticketmaster in 2010. In renewing the plan, the board made several stockholder-friendly changes, including shortening the term to five years from the previous ten years so the board can evaluate its continuing usefulness in the near term, and instituting a “qualifying offer” provision that allows stockholders to call a meeting to suspend the stockholder rights plan in circumstances where the board has rejected an offer that meets certain minimum criteria, and thereby gives stockholders control over approving or rejecting the offer.
If Mr. Gluckman does bring his proposal before the annual meeting, the designated proxy holders under this proxy statement, Mr. Rapino and Ms. Willard, do not intend to vote on such matter pursuant to the power conferred by such proxies, though they do intend to vote shares of common stock personally held by them AGAINST Mr. Gluckman’s proposal. In addition, Mr. Gluckman and his affiliates have indicated that they intend to solicit proxies in opposition to the company’s advisory vote on executive compensation (see Proposal 2 above; the company’s board of directors recommends that you vote FOR Proposal 2).
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU NOT VOTE ANY PROXIES YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM NEIL GLUCKMAN, HOLDER OF 0.0001% OF THE COMPANY’S OUTSTANDING SHARES, AND INSTEAD VOTE MANAGEMENT’S WHITE PROXY CARD OR VOTING INSTRUCTION CARD ACCOMPANYING THIS PROXY STATEMENT.

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Other Matters
Other than as set forth above, the board of directors is not aware of any other business that may be brought before the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. If any other matters are properly brought before the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, it is the intention of the designated proxy holders, Mr. Rapino and Ms. Willard, to vote on such matters in accordance with their best judgment.
An electronic copy of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 25, 2016, is available free of charge in the Reports section of our website at investors.livenationentertainment.com. A paper copy of the Form 10-K may be obtained upon written request to:
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
9348 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Attention: General Counsel
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. Accordingly, you are urged to sign and return the accompanying proxy card or voting instruction card, as the case may be, whether or not you plan to attend the annual meeting.

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COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
The following Compensation Discussion and Analysis may contain statements regarding historical and/or future individual and company performance measures, targets and other goals. These goals are disclosed in the limited context of our executive compensation program and should not be understood to be statements of management’s or the board of directors’ expectations or estimates of results or other guidance. We specifically caution investors not to apply these statements to other contexts. As used in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the term “executives” refers generally to members of our management team, the term “executive officers” refers to our executive officers as determined in accordance with Rule 3b-7 of the Exchange Act (and is a subset of “executives”) and the term “named executive officers” refers to our named executive officers determined in accordance with Item 402(a)(3) of Regulation S-K (and is a subset of “executive officers”). References to “we,” “us,” “our” or the “company” refer to Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Executive Overview
Since our first “Say on Pay” vote was held in 2011, we have listened to our stockholders and instituted a number of key changes to our compensation program as it relates to our named executive officers.
 
Key Characteristics of Our Executive Compensation Program
Ÿ    No guaranteed bonuses for named executive officers; all bonus opportunities are based on achievement of aggressive performance targets
Ÿ    No annual minimum or automatic increases to base salary for CEO and other named executive officers
Ÿ    No automatic annual restricted stock grants to CEO and other named executive officers
Ÿ    No “single trigger” change of control severance provisions; CEO and other named executive officers all have a “double trigger” provision
Ÿ    No excise tax gross-up payments for any named executive officer
Ÿ    No cash severance payments in excess of two times annual base salary plus bonus for any named executive officer
Ÿ    Performance criteria in place with aggressive targets for the vesting of all restricted stock grants to the CEO
Ÿ    Strong Hedging Policy that prohibits directors and executive officers from engaging in all hedging transactions in company securities
Ÿ    Strong Pledging Preapproval Policy that requires prior approval for all pledging activities in company securities by directors and executive officers
Ÿ    Robust CEO and named executive officer stock ownership guidelines: Stock ownership guidelines of 5x base salary for the CEO and 2.5x base salary for other named executive officers
 
Strong 2015 Results Support Our Compensation Program
2015 closed as a record year for Live Nation, driving financial and operating results. Revenue and Adjusted Operating Income (as defined below under “—Compensation Philosophy and Objectives”) each grew 11% for the year, at constant currency. We continue to see the tremendous power of live events, with strong global consumer demand. Live is a truly unique entertainment form—it cannot be duplicated. It is elevated, not threatened by technology and is borderless. Fans around the world can now discover, follow, share and embrace artists more easily via social media, creating greater demand for live shows. We believe the live business sector will continue to have strong growth for years to come as fans globally drive demand, artists are motivated to tour, and technology drives conversion.

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Our Concerts business continued to grow, with more fans in both North America and internationally and across our full portfolio of arenas, amphitheaters, festivals, theaters and clubs. In Sponsorship and Advertising, we continued leveraging video content from our concerts, generating over 300 million views in 2015 on Live Nation web and mobile apps and through our distribution partners. Ticketmaster continues to be one of the top global e-commerce sites, with operations in 22 countries. In 2015, secondary ticketing growth continued to be a major focus, now operating in 13 countries. Overall, we believe that we are well positioned for continued growth in 2016. Additional 2015 highlights include (full-year comparisons versus 2014):
Revenue up 11% to $7.6 billion at constant currency;
Adjusted Operating Income up 11% to $616 million at constant currency;
Operating income of $156 million at constant currency;
Reported revenue of $7.2 billion, and operating income of $131 million;
We processed a record 530 million tickets globally;
Live Nation concerts added five million fans globally, for a total of over 63 million fans, while promoting 25,000 concerts, up 12% from last year;
13 of our top 20 selling artists in Live Nation Concerts were new from the previous year;
Our high-margin advertising business grew 17% in 2015 at constant currency, increasing both onsite and online advertising as we built our global sponsor base by 20% to almost 900 brands;
We delivered strong onsite advertising growth, as we increased advertising per fan by 8%;
For the fifth straight year, Ticketmaster grew its primary ticketing volume and gross transaction value, or GTV, with GTV up 12% at constant currency to $25 billion;
Secondary ticketing delivered 34% growth in GTV for the year to $1.2 billion, at constant currency;
Integrated ticketing inventory conversion was 38% higher than primary-only offerings;
As of the end of 2015, over 21 million fans have downloaded one of our apps, a 37% increase over 2015, driving a 20% increase in mobile ticket sales for the year to 21% of total tickets.
Overall, we believe that our 2015 results demonstrate the effectiveness of our business model and underlie the key compensation decisions made by the Compensation Committee with respect to our executive officers.
2015 Compensation Decisions
Our key executive compensation decisions in 2015 related to setting appropriate performance targets and bonus levels for our executive officers in order to incentivize them to reach targeted goals during the year, as well as determining the form and amount of stock-based awards for our executive officers that will provide optimal long-term incentives to align their interests with those of our stockholders and encourage growth over the long term.
Overall, we achieved 101% of our targeted company Adjusted Operating Income (as defined below) for the year on a constant-currency and pro-forma basis. All of our named executive officers had their cash performance bonuses tied to that target, and as a result, all of them received at least 100% of that portion of their targeted cash performance bonuses.
We believe that having employment agreements with our executive officers is critical to our success due to the importance of long-term artist, venue and client relationships in the live entertainment business, as well as the impact of an individual’s reputation and relationships on our ability to identify, obtain and retain business opportunities. While the concept that reputation and relationships are important to success is certainly not unique to the live entertainment business, we believe that the live entertainment business itself is unique and that these factors have heightened importance in our business when compared to many other industries. Simply put, people are not fungible in our business and we try to keep our best performers. For this same reason, we are confident that our overall compensation levels for our executive officers are appropriate and necessary in order to attract and retain the best executive talent to lead and grow our company.
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individuals for our business. This manifests itself in the pay-for-performance culture we seek to maintain. To that end, in 2015 the Compensation Committee set aggressive performance targets for the vesting of the discretionary annual grant of restricted stock made to our chief executive officer as part of our long-term equity incentive award component, as opposed to having the vesting of those awards be 100% time-based. For awards made in the first quarter of 2016, the Compensation Committee continued this practice, with aggressive targets set for the discretionary annual restricted stock awards made to our named executive officers.
Prior Say on Pay Results and Stockholder Communication
In its compensation review process, the Compensation Committee considers whether our compensation program serves the best interests of our stockholders. At the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, over 88% of the votes cast (excluding abstentions and broker non-votes) were in favor of the advisory vote to approve executive compensation, an improvement of over 27 percentage points versus the prior year. The Compensation Committee considered this outcome and believes that it conveyed our stockholders’ strong support of the Compensation Committee’s decisions and the existing executive compensation programs at a macro level. One of the members of our Compensation Committee, which approves all named executive officer compensation decisions, has been nominated to the board by our largest stockholder, which holds approximately 34.3% of our outstanding shares. Additionally, this stockholder has voted in favor of our say on pay proposal each year that a vote has been held. In each of the years from 2012 through 2015 we have had discussions with as many of our institutional investors as possible in order to better understand their views on our compensation practices and structure. The Compensation Committee carefully considers this feedback, which was a significant factor in prompting the key characteristics of our executive compensation program outlined in the box above at the beginning of this Compensation Discussion and Analysis.
Following the 2015 advisory vote and discussions with stockholders in 2015, the Compensation Committee decided to retain the core design of our executive compensation programs for the remainder of 2015 and in 2016, as it believes the programs continue to attract, retain and appropriately incentivize senior management, and have the strong support of our stockholders based on the most recent advisory vote. At the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, we will again hold an annual advisory vote to approve executive compensation (see page 22). The Compensation Committee will continue to consider the results from this year’s and future advisory votes on executive compensation, as well as feedback from stockholders throughout the course of each year. Based on the foregoing, we believe our programs are effectively designed and continue to be aligned with the interests of our stockholders.
Roles and Responsibilities
This Compensation Discussion and Analysis describes our executive compensation program as it relates to the following “named executive officers” for 2015: 
Name
 
Position
Michael Rapino
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joe Berchtold
 
Chief Operating Officer
Brian Capo
 
Chief Accounting Officer
Michael Rowles
 
General Counsel
Kathy Willard
 
Chief Financial Officer
The Compensation Committee has primary responsibility for establishing the compensation paid to our named executive officers. The Compensation Committee is appointed by the board of directors, and consists entirely of directors who are “outside directors” for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Code, “non-employee” directors for purposes of Rule 16b-3 of the Exchange Act and “independent” for purposes of the NYSE’s rules governing compensation committees. The Compensation Committee consists of Messrs. Carleton, Enloe and Shapiro, with Mr. Enloe serving as the committee’s Chairman. The Compensation Committee is responsible for, among other things, (i) administering and overseeing our executive compensation program, including matters related to salary, bonus plans and stock compensation plans, and (ii) approving all grants of equity awards.

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Compensation Philosophy and Objectives
Our executive compensation program is designed to attract, motivate, reward and retain talented individuals who are essential to our continued success. In determining the form and amount of compensation payable to our named executive officers, we are guided by the following objectives and principles:
Compensation should tie to performance. We aim to foster a pay-for-performance culture, with a substantial amount of executive compensation “at risk.” Accordingly, a significant portion of total compensation is tied to and varies with our financial, operational and strategic performance and the value of our common stock, as well as individual performance. The following chart shows the percentage of our CEO’s 2015 compensation that was performance-based:
Compensation should encourage and reward the achievement of specific corporate and departmental goals and initiatives. From time to time, we set specific corporate and/or departmental goals and initiatives pertaining to, among other things, growth, productivity and people. Currently, we are primarily emphasizing, and the executive compensation program is designed primarily to reward, achievement of targeted Adjusted Operating Income, evaluated on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis and adjusted for certain legal settlements and judgments. “Adjusted Operating Income” is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as operating income before certain unusual and/or non-cash charges, acquisition expenses, depreciation and amortization (including goodwill impairments), loss or gain on sale of operating assets and non-cash and certain stock-based compensation expense. For a reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Income to operating income, as well as a complete definition and other information, see pages 39-40 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.
Compensation should establish common goals for executives and their key reports. We endeavor to set consistent performance targets for multiple layers of executives. By establishing common goals, we encourage a coordinated approach to managing the company that we believe will be most likely to increase stockholder value in the long term.
Compensation should align executives’ interests with those of our stockholders. Equity-based compensation encourages executives to focus on our long-term growth and prospects and to manage the company from the perspective of our stockholders. Executive officers are expected to have a meaningful ownership interest in the company and the Compensation Committee regularly reviews their grant history when assessing the appropriate mix of compensation elements. For a further discussion of our recently-increased share ownership guidelines applicable to our executive officers, see “Corporate Governance—Officer and Director Stock Ownership Guidelines” above.
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the live entertainment business, as well as the impact that an established individual’s reputation and relationships can have on the efficacy of that person within the industry.
Within this framework, we strive to maintain executive compensation levels that are fair, reasonable and competitive.
Compensation Setting Process
Compensation determinations made during 2015 affecting our named executive officers were based primarily on the Compensation Committee’s assessments of the appropriate levels of compensation required to recruit and retain top-level executive talent, based on industry standards and input from our Chief Executive Officer with respect to our other named executive officers, as well as the Compensation Committee’s review of what we had paid executives in such roles historically. In certain prior years, the Compensation Committee has engaged an independent outside compensation consultant to advise the committee regarding our executive compensation program and our equity and long-term incentive plan strategies; however, as the committee determined that no major changes to such programs or strategies were warranted in 2015, no such consultant was utilized this year.
The Compensation Committee approves all material compensation decisions for the named executive officers, including the grant of all equity awards. Michael Rapino, our President and Chief Executive Officer, annually reviews the named executive officers’ performance, other than his own performance, which is reviewed solely by the Compensation Committee. The results of these evaluations, including recommendations on any salary adjustments, cash bonus amounts, performance targets and/or equity awards, are presented by Mr. Rapino to the Compensation Committee for consideration and approval. Mr. Rapino regularly attends meetings of the Compensation Committee and, upon the committee’s request, provides various compensation and performance information to the committee. Mr. Rapino regularly engages the input of other executives in performing these functions and compiling such information for the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee also meets in executive session without Mr. Rapino to discuss compensation matters pertaining to Mr. Rapino and the other named executive officers. On occasion, other named executive officers and members of management meet with the Compensation Committee to provide performance and other relevant data to the committee.
Pursuant to the terms of our 2005 Stock Incentive Plan, and the form award agreements thereunder, our named executive officers (and all other recipients of awards thereunder) are entitled to accelerated vesting of their equity awards upon the occurrence of a change of control, which is referred to as a single trigger, to ensure that these executives receive the full benefit of their long-term compensation in a manner consistent with benefits realized by our stockholders. However, none of our named executive officers is eligible to receive severance or comparable cash payments upon the occurrence of a change of control absent a qualifying termination, which is referred to as a double trigger, because the severance benefits contained in the employment agreements are intended to provide protection in connection with the loss of employment (including a loss of employment related to a corporate transaction) rather than merely incentivize the closing of a transaction. The terms of employment for our executive officers, including those elements discussed above, generally are set forth in a written employment agreement. See “Use of Employment Agreements” below, and for a further discussion of the employment agreements of our named executive officers, see “Named Executive Officer Employment Agreements” beginning on page 45.
Use of Employment Agreements
As discussed above under “Executive Overview,” we believe that having employment agreements with our executive officers is critical to our success due to the importance of long-term artist, venue and client relationships in the live entertainment business, as well as the impact of an individual’s reputation and relationships on our ability to identify, obtain and retain business opportunities. We believe that, under normal circumstances in our industry and in the broader entertainment industry where we compete for employee talent, it is customary and appropriate to enter into written compensatory agreements with key executives to provide greater stability and certainty that permits the executives to remain focused on their duties and responsibilities and better promote the interests of our stockholders.
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employment agreements with our executive officers. The employment agreements generally set forth information regarding base salary, cash performance awards, equity incentive awards, severance benefits and change-in-control vesting, as well as other employee benefits. For a further discussion of the employment agreements of our named executive officers, see “Named Executive Officer Employment Agreements” beginning on page 45.
Compensation Program Components
Our executive compensation program consists of the following components:
base salary;
cash performance bonuses;
long-term equity incentive awards; and
employee benefits and other perquisites.
We believe that these components function together to provide a strong compensation program that enables us to attract and retain top talent while simultaneously aligning the interests of our executive officers with those of our stockholders. The Compensation Committee has not adopted a formal policy or practice for the allocation of (i) base salary versus incentive compensation, (ii) cash bonuses versus equity compensation or (iii) equity grants amongst various award types. Rather, the committee seeks to flexibly tailor each executive’s total compensation package to include these various components in a manner designed to motivate and retain most effectively that particular executive officer, while still aligning the executive officer’s interests with those of our stockholders. For these reasons, the Compensation Committee takes into consideration industry standards and informal reviews of compensation paid to executive officers of our competitors or others in similar industries, but it does not currently rely on formal benchmarking or peer group analysis in determining our compensation programs.
Base Salary
We believe that competitive levels of cash compensation, together with equity and other long-term incentive programs, are necessary for the motivation and retention of executive officers. Base salaries provide executives with a predictable level of monthly income and help achieve the compensation program’s objectives by attracting and retaining strong talent. The employment agreements set the base salaries of the named executive officers, with annual adjustments, if any, being made upon the approval of the Compensation Committee in its discretion. No named executive officer has an employment agreement providing for automatic or minimum annual salary increases.
Base salaries for executive officers are typically established at the time the employment agreements are entered into or amended and are based on negotiations with the executives and on the Compensation Committee’s assessments of the salaries necessary and appropriate to recruit and/or retain the individual executives for their particular positions. These assessments include informal reviews of compensation paid to executives of comparable companies and competitors of ours. In establishing the base salaries of our executive officers, the members of the Compensation Committee also bring to bear their own judgment of appropriate compensation based on their individual professional experiences.
For further discussion of the base salaries of the named executive officers, see “Named Executive Officer Employment Agreements” beginning on page 45.
Cash Performance Bonuses
Annual cash bonus eligibility is provided to each of the named executive officers to reward the achievement of corporate, departmental and/or individual accomplishments and to tie compensation to performance, each in keeping with our compensation philosophy. In February 2016, the Compensation Committee reviewed the named executive officers’ performance during 2015 and in March 2016, awarded cash performance bonuses to each of the named executive officers based on the achievement of pre-established targets, which were based on our achievement of Adjusted Operating Income targets on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis. In general, annual cash bonus eligibility for the named executive officers’ key reports was also based on Adjusted Operating Income in order to encourage a coordinated approach to managing the company consistent with our compensation philosophy.

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We believe that Adjusted Operating Income is one of the primary metrics on which the company’s performance is evaluated by financial analysts and the investment community generally. Internally, we review Adjusted Operating Income on a pro-forma and constant-currency basis to evaluate the performance of our operating segments, and believe that this metric assists investors by allowing them to evaluate changes in the operating results of our businesses separate from non-operational factors that affect net income, thus providing insights into both operations and the other factors that affect reported results.
In March 2016, each named executive officer was awarded a cash performance bonus in respect of performance in 2015 as follows:
Michael Rapino. Under the terms of his employment agreement, Mr. Rapino is eligible to receive (a) an annual cash performance bonus with a target amount equal to 100% of his highest base salary paid during the calendar year in which the bonus was earned (with a range to be established for achievement above or below such target) and (b) an annual cash exceptional performance bonus with a target amount equal to an additional 100% of his highest base salary paid during the calendar year in which the bonus was earned. Mr. Rapino’s performance bonus eligibility and exceptional performance bonus eligibility for 2015 were each based on the achievement of company Adjusted Operating Income. In January 2015, the Compensation Committee set for Mr. Rapino (a) a target cash performance bonus of $2.3 million, based on the achievement of $605 million of company Adjusted Operating Income for the year, with the actual bonus to range (i) between $1.725 million and $2.3 million for achievement of between 90% and 100% of such performance target and (ii) between $2.3 million and $4.6 million for achievement of between 100% and 110% of such performance target, in each case scaled based on straight-line interpolation, and (b) a target cash exceptional performance bonus of an additional $2.3 million, based on the achievement of $605 million of company Adjusted Operating Income for the year, with the actual bonus to range (i) between $1.725 million and $2.3 million for achievement of between 90% and 100% of such performance target and (ii) between $2.3 million and $4.6 million for achievement of between 100% and 110% of such performance target, in each case scaled based on straight-line interpolation.
In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that the company had achieved 101% of its Adjusted Operating Income performance target on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis. Accordingly, the Compensation Committee awarded Mr. Rapino (i) a cash performance bonus of $2,530,000, representing 110% of his targeted cash performance bonus for 2015 and (ii) a cash exceptional performance bonus of $2,530,000, representing 110% of his targeted cash exceptional performance bonus for 2015, for an aggregate cash performance bonus for 2015 of $5,060,000.
Joe Berchtold. Under the terms of his employment agreement, Mr. Berchtold is eligible to receive an annual cash performance bonus with a target equal to 100% of his base salary based on the achievement of performance targets established by the Compensation Committee. Mr. Berchtold’s cash bonus eligibility for 2015 was based on the achievement of company Adjusted Operating Income. In January 2015, the Compensation Committee set a target bonus of $1,100,000 for Mr. Berchtold based on the achievement of $605 million of company Adjusted Operating Income for the year, with the actual bonus to range between $990,000 and $1,100,000 for achievement of between 90% and 100% of such performance target, scaled based on straight-line interpolation.
In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that the company had achieved 101% of its Adjusted Operating Income performance target on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis. As a result, the Compensation Committee awarded Mr. Berchtold a cash performance bonus of $1,100,000 for 2015, representing 100% of his targeted cash bonus.
Brian Capo. Under the terms of his employment agreement, Mr. Capo is eligible to receive an annual cash performance bonus with a target equal to 30% of his base salary based on the achievement of performance targets established by the Compensation Committee. Mr. Capo’s cash bonus eligibility for 2015 was based on the achievement of company Adjusted Operating Income. In January 2015, the Compensation Committee set a target bonus of $92,250 for Mr. Capo based on the achievement of $605 million of company Adjusted Operating Income for the year, with the actual bonus to range between $83,025 and $92,250 for achievement of between 90% and 100% of such performance target, scaled based on straight-line interpolation.
In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that the company had achieved 101% of its Adjusted Operating Income performance target on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis. As a result, the Compensation Committee awarded Mr. Capo a cash performance bonus of $92,250 for 2015, representing 100% of his targeted cash bonus.

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Michael Rowles. Under the terms of his employment agreement, Mr. Rowles is eligible to receive an annual cash performance bonus with a target equal to 100% of his base salary based on the achievement of performance targets established by the Compensation Committee. Mr. Rowles’ cash bonus eligibility for 2015 was based on the achievement of company Adjusted Operating Income. In January 2015, the Compensation Committee set a target bonus of $750,000 for Mr. Rowles, based on the achievement of $605 million of company Adjusted Operating Income for the year, with the actual bonus to range between $675,000 and $750,000 for achievement of between 90% and 100% of such performance target, scaled based on straight-line interpolation.
In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that the company had achieved 101% of its Adjusted Operating Income performance target on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis. As a result, the Compensation Committee awarded Mr. Rowles a cash performance bonus of $750,000 for 2015, representing 100% of his targeted cash bonus.
Kathy Willard. Under the terms of her employment agreement, Ms. Willard is eligible to receive an annual cash performance bonus with a target equal to 100% of her base salary based on the achievement of performance targets established by the Compensation Committee. Ms. Willard’s cash bonus eligibility for 2015 was based on the achievement of company Adjusted Operating Income. In January 2015, the Compensation Committee set a target bonus of $850,000 for Ms. Willard based on the achievement of $605 million of company Adjusted Operating Income for the year, with the actual bonus to range between $765,000 and $850,000 for achievement of between 90% and 100% of such performance target, scaled based on straight-line interpolation.
In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that the company had achieved 101% of its Adjusted Operating Income performance target on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis. As a result, the Compensation Committee awarded Ms. Willard a cash performance bonus of $850,000 for 2015, representing 100% of her targeted cash bonus.
For further discussion of the named executive officers’ cash performance bonuses, see “Executive Compensation Tables—2015 Summary Compensation Table” and “—2015 Grants of Plan-Based Awards” below.
Long-Term Equity Incentive Awards
Overview
From time to time, we grant long-term equity incentive awards to the named executive officers in an effort to reward long-term performance, to promote retention, to allow them to participate in our long-term growth and profitability and to align their interests with those of our stockholders, each in keeping with our compensation philosophy. All long-term equity awards to named executive officers during 2015 were granted under our stock incentive plans and approved by the Compensation Committee.
The Compensation Committee administers the stock incentive plans, including approving award recipients, setting the exercise price, if any, of awards, fixing all other terms and conditions of awards and interpreting the provisions of the stock incentive plans. The following equity awards, among others, may be granted under the stock incentive plans:
stock options;
restricted stock;
restricted stock units;
deferred stock;
stock appreciation rights; and
performance-based cash and equity awards.
Long-term Equity Awards in 2015
Michael Rapino. On January 15, 2015, as part of a broader set of grants made to certain of our executive officers and other key employees, Mr. Rapino was granted 150,000 stock options with an exercise price of $25.33 per share, representing the closing price on the date of grant, and 50,000 shares of restricted common stock. The stock options vest 50% on March 31, 2016 and 50% on March 31, 2017. The shares of restricted stock have

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vesting as follows: (i) if the company achieved $605.0 million or more of Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then 50% of such shares would vest on each of March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017, (ii) if the company achieved less than $544.5 million in Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then all of such shares would be forfeited, and (iii) if the company achieved at least $544.5 million but less than $605.0 million in Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then a percentage of such shares would vest in accordance with a straight-line scale, with one-half vesting on each of March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (with any remaining portion of the shares forfeited). The vesting of the stock options and shares of restricted stock are subject to Mr. Rapino’s continued employment with the company.

In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that, on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis, 101% of the company Adjusted Operating Income target had been achieved. As a result, 25,000 of these shares vested on March 31, 2016 and the remaining 25,000 shares will vest on March 31, 2017, subject to Mr. Rapino’s continued employment with the company.
Joe Berchtold. On January 15, 2015, as part of a broader set of grants made to certain of our executive officers and other key employees, Mr. Berchtold was granted 44,403 stock options with an exercise price of $25.33 per share, representing the closing price on the date of grant, and 5,500 shares of restricted common stock. The stock options vest 50% on March 31, 2016 and 50% on March 31, 2017. The shares of restricted stock have vesting as follows: (i) if the company achieved $605.0 million or more of Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then 50% of such shares would vest on each of March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017, (ii) if the company achieved less than $544.5 million in Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then all of such shares would be forfeited, and (iii) if the company achieved at least $544.5 million but less than $605.0 million in Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then a percentage of such shares would vest in accordance with a straight-line scale, with one-half vesting on each of March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (with any remaining portion of the shares forfeited). The vesting of the stock options and shares of restricted stock are subject to Mr. Berchtold’s continued employment with the company.

In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that, on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis, 101% of the company Adjusted Operating Income target had been achieved. As a result, 2,750 of these shares vested on March 31, 2016 and the remaining 2,750 shares will vest on March 31, 2017, subject to Mr. Berchtold’s continued employment with the company.
Brian Capo. On January 15, 2015, as part of a broader set of grants made to certain of our executive officers and other key employees, Mr. Capo was granted 5,000 stock options with an exercise price of $25.33 per share, representing the closing price on the date of grant, and 2,000 shares of restricted common stock. The stock options and shares of restricted stock vest 25% on each of January 22, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The vesting of the stock options and shares of restricted stock are subject to Mr. Capo’s continued employment with the company.
Michael Rowles. On March 25, 2015, Mr. Rowles was granted 35,000 stock options with an exercise price of $24.96 per share, representing the closing price on the date of grant. The stock options vest 50% on each of March 31, 2016 and 2017. The vesting of the stock options are subject to Mr. Rowles’ continued employment with the company.
Kathy Willard. On January 15, 2015, as part of a broader set of grants made to certain of our executive officers and other key employees, Ms. Willard was granted 34,311 stock options with an exercise price of $25.33 per share, representing the closing price on the date of grant, and 4,250 shares of restricted common stock. The stock options vest 50% on March 31, 2016 and 50% on March 31, 2017. The shares of restricted stock have vesting as follows: (i) if the company achieved $605.0 million or more of Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then 50% of such shares would vest on each of March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017, (ii) if the company achieved less than $544.5 million in Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then all of such shares would be forfeited, and (iii) if the company achieved at least $544.5 million but less than $605.0 million in Adjusted Operating Income in 2015, then a percentage of such shares would vest in accordance with a straight-line scale, with one-half vesting on each of March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017 (with any remaining portion of the shares forfeited). The vesting of the stock options and shares of restricted stock are subject to Ms. Willard’s continued employment with the company.

In March 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that, on a pro-forma, constant-currency basis, 101% of the company Adjusted Operating Income target had been achieved. As a result, 2,125 of these shares vested on March 31, 2016 and the remaining 2,125 shares will vest on March 31, 2017, subject to Ms. Willard’s continued employment with the company.

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Timing of Equity Grants
The Compensation Committee currently does not utilize formal guidelines regarding the timing of equity award grants. However, in the event that material non-public information becomes known to the Compensation Committee prior to granting an equity award, the Compensation Committee will take the existence of such information into consideration and make an assessment in its business judgment whether to delay the grant of any proposed equity award in order to avoid any impropriety.
Employee Benefits and Other Perquisites
The named executive officers are eligible to participate in our group benefits plan, which is generally available to all full-time employees in the United States and which includes medical, vision, dental, company-paid life and accidental death or dismemberment, supplemental life and accidental death or dismemberment and short- and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts (health and dependent care) or a health savings account and an employee assistance program. Additionally, our employees are entitled to paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. We believe that our commitment to provide the above benefits recognizes that the health and well-being of our employees contribute directly to a productive and successful work life that enhances results for us and our stockholders.
In addition to the employee benefits discussed above, the named executive officers receive certain perquisites and personal benefits, as appropriate to their particular circumstances, which are not generally available to all our employees. In 2015:
Mr. Rapino received an automobile allowance and a medical physical exam along with reimbursement for the tax expense associated with the medical exam, both pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement.
Mr. Berchtold received a company contribution under a 401(k) savings plan, tickets to Live Nation events for certain friends and family members, tickets to certain sporting events and a membership to the House of Blues Foundation Room.
Mr. Rowles received a company contribution under a 401(k) savings plan, tickets to Live Nation events for certain friends and family members and tickets to certain sporting events.
Ms. Willard received a company contribution under a 401(k) savings plan, tickets to Live Nation events for certain friends and family members and tickets to certain sporting events.
Mr. Capo did not receive perquisites and personal benefits aggregating to more than $10,000 during 2015.
We are a live entertainment company, and from time to time our directors and certain employees, including the named executive officers, receive complimentary tickets to live events that are produced and/or promoted by us. Regular attendance at our events is integrally and directly related to the performance of the named executive officers’ duties, and we therefore do not consider their receipt of these tickets, or reimbursement for associated travel or other related expenses, to constitute a perquisite. To the extent the named executive officers are accompanied to such events by family or friends, however, the incremental costs to us associated with those guests’ attendance are deemed to be perquisites.
For further discussion of the above perquisites, see “Executive Compensation Tables—2015 Summary Compensation Table” below.
401(k) Savings Plan
We maintain a 401(k) Savings Plan for all U.S.-based employees, including named executive officers, as a source of retirement income. Generally, our full-time employees that are at least 21 years of age are eligible to participate in the plan immediately upon hire, and our part-time, seasonal and temporary employees that are at least 21 years of age are eligible to participate in the plan upon completing one year of service and a minimum of 1,000 hours of service. We currently match 50% of the employee’s first 5% of pay contributed to the plan, which contributions vest 50% after the employee’s second full year of service and 100% after the third full year of service, after which all matching contributions are fully vested at the time they are made. Our named executive officers receive contribution matches on the same terms and conditions as our other employees. Fidelity Investments is the independent plan trustee. As of December 31, 2015, participants had the ability to direct contributions into specified

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mutual funds within the Fidelity family of funds, as well as other outside investment vehicles. Currently, our common stock is not an investment option under the plan. We believe that offering our named executive officers this additional vehicle for saving and generating earnings on their savings in a tax-deferred manner provides a valuable benefit that helps us to retain top talent.
Tax and Accounting Considerations
Tax Considerations
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, places a limit of $1 million on the amount of compensation we may deduct for federal income tax purposes in any one year with respect to our Chief Executive Officer and the next three most highly compensated officers, other than our Chief Financial Officer, who are referred to as the Covered Persons. However, performance-based compensation that meets certain requirements may be excluded from this $1 million limitation.
In reviewing the effectiveness of our executive compensation program and determining whether to structure our compensation to avoid the imposition of this $1 million deduction limitation, the Compensation Committee considers the anticipated tax treatment to us and to the Covered Persons of various payments and benefits. However, the deductibility of certain compensation payments may depend, in part, upon the timing of vesting (or other tax events) arising in connection with certain other awards, as well as certain factors that may be beyond the Compensation Committee’s control. While the tax impact of any compensation arrangement is one factor to be considered in determining appropriate compensation, such impact is evaluated in light of the Compensation Committee’s overall compensation philosophy and objectives. For these and other reasons, including preservation of flexibility in compensating the named executive officers in a manner designed to promote varying corporate goals, the Compensation Committee did not, during 2015, limit executive compensation to that which is deductible under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code and has not adopted a policy requiring all compensation to be structured in this manner.
The Compensation Committee does consider various alternatives designed to preserve the deductibility of compensation and benefits to the extent reasonably practicable and to the extent consistent with our other compensation objectives, including the objective of retaining the discretion it deems necessary to compensate officers in a manner commensurate with performance and the competitive environment for executive talent. As appropriate or advisable, the Compensation Committee establishes specific annual performance criteria under our 2006 Annual Incentive Plan (as amended and restated) and/or our stock incentive plans in an effort to ensure deductibility of certain of our named executive officers’ incentive compensation. The Compensation Committee may, however, continue to award compensation which may not be fully deductible if it determines that such compensation is consistent with our philosophy and is in our and our stockholders’ best interests.
The Compensation Committee also endeavors to structure executive officers’ compensation in a manner that is either compliant with, or exempt from the application of, Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, which provisions may impose significant additional taxes on non-conforming, nonqualified deferred compensation (including certain equity awards, severance, incentive compensation, traditional deferred compensation and other payments). Again, the tax impact of any compensation arrangement is one factor to be considered in determining appropriate compensation, and such impact is evaluated in light of the Compensation Committee’s overall compensation philosophy and objectives.
Accounting Considerations
The Compensation Committee, when advised by management, also considers the accounting implications of significant compensation decisions, especially in connection with decisions that relate to equity compensation awards. As accounting standards change, we may revise certain programs to appropriately align accounting expenses of our equity awards with our overall executive compensation philosophy and objectives, but will consider any changes in light of our overall compensation philosophy.

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REPORT OF THE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The material in this report is not soliciting material, is not deemed filed with the SEC and is not incorporated by reference in any filing of the company under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act whether made on, before or after the date of this amended report and irrespective of any general incorporation language in such filing.
The undersigned members of the Compensation Committee have reviewed and discussed the Compensation Discussion and Analysis with management, and based on the review and discussions, recommended to the board of directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement.
Respectfully submitted,
The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors
Mark Carleton
Ted Enloe (Chair)
Mark Shapiro
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION
No member of the Compensation Committee was at any time during 2015, or at any other time, an officer or employee of Live Nation, and no member had any relationship requiring disclosure under Item 404 of Regulation S-K promulgated by the SEC. None of our executive officers (i) serves as a member of the compensation committee of any other company of which any member of the Compensation Committee or board of directors is an executive officer, or (ii) serves as a member of the board of directors of any other company of which any member of the Compensation Committee is an executive officer.


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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION TABLES
2015 Summary Compensation Table

The following table sets forth summary information concerning the compensation for each of our named executive officers for all services rendered in all capacities to us during the fiscal years ended December 31, 2015, 2014 and 2013.
Name and Principal Position
 
Year
 
Salary
($) (1)
 
Bonus
($)
 
Stock
Awards
($)
(2)
 
Option
Awards
($)
(2)
 
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation ($) (3)
 
All Other Compensation ($) (4)
 
Total
($)
Michael Rapino 
President, Chief
Executive Officer
and Director
 
2015
 
2,300,000

 

 
1,266,500

 
1,250,555

 
5,060,000

 
83,324

 
9,960,379

 
 
2014
 
2,300,000

 

 
3,135,000

 

 
5,520,000

 
81,112

 
11,036,112

 
 
2013
 
2,300,000

 

 
1,753,500

 

 
4,830,000

 
52,119

 
8,935,619

Joe Berchtold 
Chief Operating Officer
 
2015
 
1,100,000

 

 
139,315

 
370,189

 
1,100,000

 
23,993

 
2,733,497

 
 
2014
 
1,100,000

 

 
3,135,000

 
6,738,989

 
1,100,000

 
32,471

 
12,106,460

 
 
2013
 
750,000

 

 
235,179

 
696,320

 
750,000

 
14,097

 
2,445,596

Brian Capo 
Chief Accounting Officer
 
2015
 
307,500

 

 
50,660

 
50,164

 
92,250

 

 
500,574

 
 
2014
 
300,000

 
60,000(5)

 

 

 
90,000

 

 
450,000

 
 
2013
 
280,000

 

 

 

 
84,000

 
11,000

 
375,000

Michael Rowles 
General Counsel
and Secretary
 
2015
 
750,000

 

 

 
275,944

 
750,000

 
19,148

 
1,795,092

 
 
2014
 
750,000

 

 
522,500

 
898,532

 
750,000

 
16,260

 
2,937,292

 
 
2013
 
667,013

 

 
283,658

 
247,708

 
667,013

 

 
1,865,392

Kathy Willard 
Chief Financial Officer
 
2015
 
850,000

 

 
107,653

 
286,052

 
850,000

 
20,398

 
2,114,103

 
 
2014
 
850,000

 

 
522,500

 
2,695,596

 
850,000

 
23,848

 
4,941,944

 
 
2013
 
727,650

 

 
228,177

 
675,568

 
727,650

 
10,711

 
2,369,756

 
(1)
The amounts reflected in the table represent the actual amounts paid to the named executive officers in the applicable year and are not annualized.
 
(2)
The amounts listed are equal to the aggregate grant date fair value computed in accordance with ASC 718. Additional information related to the calculation of the compensation cost is set forth in Note 10 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015. All of these awards were granted under our stock incentive plans.
 
(3)
The amounts set forth in this column for 2015 reflect a cash performance bonus that was paid in 2016 but was earned based upon obtaining 2015 financial performance goals. For further discussion of these bonus payments, see the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of this proxy statement.
 
(4)
The amounts for 2015 represent (i) for Mr. Rapino, an automobile allowance of $60,000, a medical physical exam of $12,000 and a tax gross-up payment of $11,324 relating to such medical physical exam; (ii) for Mr. Berchtold, a company contribution under a 401(k) savings plan, tickets to Live Nation events for certain friends and family members, tickets to certain sporting events, and a membership to the House of Blues Foundation Room, (iii) for Mr. Rowles, a company contribution under a 401(k) savings plan, tickets to Live Nation events for certain friends and family members and tickets to certain sporting events, and (iv) for Ms. Willard, a company contribution under a 401(k) savings plan, tickets to Live Nation events for certain friends and family members and tickets to certain sporting events. Mr. Capo did not receive perquisites and personal benefits aggregating more than $10,000 during 2015.
 
(5)
Represents a discretionary bonus awarded to Mr. Capo in recognition of his efforts and contributions in connection with the company’s high level of acquisition activity in 2014.

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2015 Grants of Plan-Based Awards
The following table sets forth certain information with respect to grants of plan-based awards for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 to the named executive officers.
 
Grant
Date
Estimated Future Payouts Under Non-equity Incentive Plan Awards
 
Estimated Future Payouts Under Equity Incentive Plan Awards(1)
All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units (#) (1)
All other option awards: Number of securities underlying options (#) (1)
Exercise or base price of option awards($/Sh)
Grant Date Fair Value of Stock and Option Awards ($) (2)
Name
Threshold ($)
 
Target
($)
 
Maximum
($)
 
Threshold (#)
 
Target
(#)
 
Maximum (#)
Michael Rapino
1/22/15
3,450,000

 
4,600,000

 
9,200,000

 

 

 





 
1/22/15

 

 

 

 

 


150,000(3)

25.33

1,250,555

 
1/22/15

 

 

 
45,000

 
50,000(3)

 




1,266,500

Joe Berchtold
1/22/15
990,000

 
1,100,000

 

 

 

 





 
1/22/15

 

 

 

 

 


44,403(3)

25.33

370,189

 
1/22/15

 

 

 
4,950

 
5,500(3)

 




139,315

Brian Capo
1/22/15
83,025

 
92,250

 

 

 

 





 
1/22/15

 

 

 

 

 

 
5,000(4)

25.33

50,164

 
1/22/15

 

 

 

 

 

2,000(4)



50,660

Michael Rowles
1/22/15
675,000

 
750,000

 

 

 

 





 
3/25/15

 

 

 

 

 


35,000(5)

24.96

275,944

Kathy Willard
1/22/15
765,000

 
850,000

 

 

 

 





 
1/22/15

 

 

 

 

 


34,311(3)

25.33

286,052

 
1/22/15

 

 

 
3,825

 
4,250(3)

 




107,653

 
(1)
The amounts reflect the number of shares of restricted stock or stock options granted under our stock incentive plans.
 
(2)
The dollar values of stock option and restricted stock awards disclosed in this column are equal to the aggregate grant date fair value computed in accordance with ASC 718. A discussion of the assumptions used in calculating the grant date fair value is set forth in Note 10 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.
 
(3)
Mr. Rapino’s, Mr. Berchtold’s and Ms. Willard’s restricted stock awards each vested 50% on March 31, 2016, in connection with our achievement of the financial performance target established by the Compensation Committee, and the remaining 50% of each of the awards will vest on March 31, 2017, subject to each such executive’s continued employment with the company. Mr. Rapino’s, Mr. Berchtold’s and Ms. Willard’s options vested 50% on March 31, 2016 with the remaining 50% to vest on March 31, 2017, subject to each such executive’s continued employment with the company.
 
(4)
These stock options and restricted stock awards vested 25% on January 22, 2016, with the remaining to vest 25% on each of January 22, 2017, 2018 and 2019, subject to Mr. Capo’s continued employment with the company.
 
(5)
These stock options vested 50% on March 31, 2016, with the remaining 50% to vest on March 31, 2017, subject to Mr. Rowles’ continued employment with the company.

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2015 Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End

The following table sets forth summary information regarding the outstanding equity awards at December 31, 2015 granted to each of our named executive officers.
 
 
Option Awards
 
Stock Awards
Name
 
 
  
Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options
(#)
Exercisable
 
 
  
  
Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options
(#)
(1)
Unexercisable
 
Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options
(#)
 
Option
Exercise Price
($)
 
Option
Expiration
Date
 
Number of
Shares or
Units of Stock
 
That Have
Not Vested
 
(#) (2)
 
Market
Value of
Shares or
Units of Stock
That Have
Not Vested ($)
(3)
 
Equity
Incentive
Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested ($)
(2)
 
Equity
Incentive
Plan Awards: Market or Payout Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have
Not Vested
($)
(3)
Michael Rapino
 
670,000

 

 

 
24.95

 
2/2017

 

 

 

 

 
 
2,000,000

 

 

 
2.75

 
3/2019

 

 

 

 

 
 
400,000

 

 

 
11.01

 
6/2020

 

 

 

 

 
 
452,600

 

 

 
11.44

 
7/2021

 

 

 

 

 
 
375,000

 
125,000

 

 
8.71

 
8/2022

 

 

 

 

 
 
2,160,000

 
1,440,000

 

 
8.77

 
12/2022

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
150,000

 

 
25.33

 
1/2025

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
37,500

 
921,375

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
50,000

 
1,228,500

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
25,000

 
614,250

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
50,000

 
1,228,500

Joe Berchtold
 
126,100

 

 

 
11.44

 
7/2021

 

 

 

 

 
 
131,200

 

 

 
11.69

 
3/2023

 

 

 

 

 
 
187,500

 
562,500

 

 
20.90

 
1/2024

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
44,403

 

 
25.33

 
1/2025

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
112,500

 
2,764,125

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
5,500

 
135,135

Brian Capo
 
7,500

 

 

 
11.17

 
3/2018

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
5,000

 

 
25.33

 
1/2025

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
1,250

 
30,713

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
2,000

 
49,140

 

 

Michael Rowles
 
50,000

 

 

 
24.95

 
2/2017

 

 

 

 

 
 
135,680

 

 

 
11.01

 
6/2020

 

 

 

 

 
 
37,300

 

 

 
11.44

 
7/2021

 

 

 

 

 
 
46,673

 

 

 
11.69

 
3/2023

 

 

 

 

 
 
25,000

 
75,000

 

 
20.90

 
1/2024

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
35,000

 

 
24.96

 
3/2025

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
6,427

 
157,911

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
18,750

 
460,688

 

 

Kathy Willard
 
15,000

 

 

 
24.95

 
2/2017

 

 

 

 

 
 
20,000

 

 

 
22.50

 
10/2017

 

 

 

 

 
 
148,040

 

 

 
11.01

 
6/2020

 

 

 

 

 
 
81,500

 

 

 
11.44

 
7/2021

 

 

 

 

 
 
127,290

 

 

 
11.69

 
3/2023

 

 

 

 

 
 
75,000

 
225,000

 

 
20.90

 
1/2024

 

 

 

 

 
 

 
34,311

 

 
25.33

 
1/2025

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
18,750

 
460,688

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
4,250

 
104,423





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(1)
The following table provides information with respect to our named executive officers’ unvested stock options as of December 31, 2015.
Vesting Date
 
Michael Rapino
 
Joe Berchtold
 
Brian Capo
 
Michael Rowles
 
Kathy Willard
January 2016
 

 
187,500

 
1,250

 
25,000

 
75,000

March 2016
 
75,000

 
22,201

 

 
17,500

 
17,155

August 2016
 
125,000

 

 

 

 

December 2016
 
720,000

 

 

 

 

January 2017
 

 
187,500

 
1,250

 
25,000

 
75,000

March 2017
 
75,000

 
22,202

 

 
17,500

 
17,156

December 2017
 
720,000

 

 

 

 

January 2018
 

 
187,500

 
1,250

 
25,000

 
75,000

January 2019
 

 

 
1,250

 

 

Total
 
1,715,000

 
606,903

 
5,000

 
110,000

 
259,311


 
(2)
The following table provides information with respect to our named executive officers’ earned but unvested restricted stock awards as of December 31, 2015.
Vesting Date
 
Michael Rapino
 
Joe Berchtold
 
Brian Capo
 
Michael Rowles</