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The IRONMAN Group Welcomes Ajay Singh as New Chief Financial Officer

August 18, 2021

- Longtime News Corp executive brings over 20 years of financial and management experience to The IRONMAN Group

TAMPA, Fla. (August 18, 2021) – The IRONMAN Group is pleased to announce the addition of Ajay Singh as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Singh joins The IRONMAN Group from News Corp and has over 20 years of financial and management experience, including 10 years at an executive leadership level. Singh will be a critical partner on the executive leadership team, providing strategic analysis, guidance, planning, and direction to all stakeholders, leading to continued solid financial foundation and the efficient evolution of company growth. He will oversee all aspects of accounting, finance, FP&A, tax, treasury, cash management, capital allocation, and information technology for The IRONMAN Group and its portfolio of brands and events across the world.

“We are delighted to welcome Ajay to our executive leadership team as we enter a new phase for the company,” said Andrew Messick, President and Chief Executive Officer for The IRONMAN Group. “Ajay has demonstrated competence and success in globally complex companies from both a finance and operating aspect, and will bring an agile and hands-on leadership style to The IRONMAN Group. Ajay will play a vital role in the continued development, measurement, and capital allocation of our future plans.”

During his career, Singh has served in numerous executive financial roles within media and technology businesses and has an extensive background in strategy and M&A, corporate finance, governance, and enterprise risk management.

Singh joins The IRONMAN Group after serving in several roles at News Corp, including recently as Executive Vice President, CFO & COO for News America Marketing, a division of News Corp. Prior to that, he served as the CFO of HookLogic, Inc., CFO for Reader’s Digest Association’s Lifestyle Group and as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at TV Guide.

“Andrew has led the tremendous growth of this powerful global brand and today, I am thrilled to join him and the entire team on the next chapter of its growth and evolution,” said Singh.

Singh was born and grew up in India. He is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and attended UCLA Anderson School’s Creativity & Innovation Program.

Singh currently resides in the Greater New York area with his wife Mariangel and their two boys.

For more information on The IRONMAN Group and global event series, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group. Media related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

Those seeking career opportunities at The IRONMAN Group can visit here.

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About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.