EY becomes an official supporter of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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RIO DE JANEIRO, 8 SEPTEMBER 2011 – EY is delighted to announce that it is an official supporter and exclusive provider of Professional Services in the Consulting category for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The deal will be the first Tier 2 category to be signed for Rio 2016, a critical agreement providing unique expertise and capabilities to facilitate staging the Games.

A ceremony, held today at the Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro to announce the news was attended by James Turley, Chairman and CEO of EY; Jorge Menegassi, CEO of EY; José Carlos Pinto, Consulting Partner of EY; Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of Rio 2016; Leonardo Gryner, CEO of Rio 2016; and Maggie Sanchez, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer of Rio 2016.

James Turley said, “we are very proud to announce and share this great news with all our people in Brazil and the Brazilian market today. The values for which EY is renowned are an excellent match with the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. We are delighted and honored to contribute to Rio 2016”. Additionally, Jim went on to say “Rio 2016 recognized our market leading commitment to emerging markets, our work over the last two decades sponsoring entrepreneurship and our unique people culture”.

“The transformation that is going to happen in Rio de Janeiro, across Brazil and in Brazilian society as a result of Rio 2016 will be amazing,” says Jorge Menegassi, CEO of EY. “I am pleased to have the support of a leading firm such as EY across a range of professional services in the build-up to organizing excellent Games. The complexity of the Olympic Games cannot be underestimated and will only be managed with the assistance of first-class partners”, adds Carlos Nuzman, president of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games.

“EY will draw on our deep international experience of working on programs ranging from the Pan American Games Rio 2007 to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a program which will have profound economic and social impact on Brazil”, says José Carlos Pinto.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.
EY refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.

In Brazil, EY is the most complete assurance company with more than 4,100 professionals that provide support and assistance to over 3,400 clients from large, medium and small size, and 117 companies listed on the CVM (data for December 2010) that are part of the audit team’ special portfolio.

For more information about EY:
Roseli Loturco – roseli.loturco@br.ey.com 
Michele Gassi – michele.gassi@br.ey.com 

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