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Tuesday March 9, 1:04 pm Eastern Time

Company Press Release

ETM Ticket Machines Now Available in Greater Bay Area Safeway Stores

ETM Ticket Machines at Safeway Tickets 42nd San Francisco International Film Festival

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 1999--The ETM Entertainment Network is partnering with Safeway Inc. to operate 28 ETM ticket kiosks in Safeway stores located in the greater Bay Area.

This is ETM's first venture in Northern California. This service will provide Safeway customers with the 24-hour convenience of purchasing tickets to a wide variety of venues.

Most notably, ETM through Safeway store locations, is the exclusive ticket vendor for the San Francisco International Film Festival. Other venues include Red & White Fleet Boat Tours, Major League and college sports, and amusement parks.

``The service of electronic ticketing in our stores is a great way to provide extra value to Safeway customers -- whether they purchase tickets on the Web and pick them up at 'will call' at the store kiosk or visit the store kiosk directly, day or night, to meet their entertainment needs,'' said Bruce Everette, president, Northern California Division-Safeway Inc.

``As ETM continues its expansion across the U.S., with more than 300 ETM machines in nine states, we recognized the importance of grabbing a share of the Northern California marketplace,'' said ETM president, Peter Schniedermeier, who co-founded ETM in 1994.

ETM is expanding into Safeway store locations as an extension of their previous relationship with 81 locations in Vons and Pavilion stores in Southern California, 27 Safeway stores in Arizona and 18 Vons stores in Nevada (a wholly owned subsidiary of Safeway).

Among the 300 ETM Ticket Machines in the United States, ETMs are now in 136 Safeway stores in Arizona, Nevada and Northern California, and in Vons and Pavilion stores throughout Southern California.

``Consumers have come to understand that their ticket buying is a cinch with ETM machines. There's access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ticket buyers can pinpoint specific seating and they can walk away from an ETM kiosk with tickets in-hand,'' added Schniedermeier.

ETM Entertainment Network Inc., a California-based entertainment ticketing and marketing company serves major league and college sports, talent and tour venues, amusement parks and performing arts venues.

The company operates the ETM Network, an innovative ticketing and advertising computer network consisting of an e-commerce Web site, a proprietary point-of-sale network of ETM Ticket Machines, an interactive voice response (IVR) ``touch-tone'' telephone system and a traditional operator-assisted order system. For more information about ETM, call 888/ETM-TIXS or visit ETM's Web site at www.etm.com.

Safeway is the second largest food and drug retailer in North America operating 1,497 stores in 19 states, the District of Columbia and Western Canada. Its stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol SWY.

            ETM Kiosks in Greater Bay Area Safeway Stores

Safeway/ETM Locations:

Alameda County - 7 locations
     2130 South Shore Center, Alameda
     4495 First St., Livermore
     5877 Jarvis Ave., Newark
     5130 Broadway, Oakland
     1701 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton
     699 Lewelling Blvd., San Leandro
     1790 Decoto Road, Union City

Contra Costa County - 3 locations
     2600 Willow Pass Road, Concord
     1978 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill
     2505 San Ramon Valley, San Ramon

San  Francisco County - 6 locations
     5290 Diamond Heights, San Francisco
     850 La Playa, San Francisco
     2350 Noriega St., San Francisco
     350 Bay St., San Francisco
     15 Marina Blvd., San Francisco
     2020 Market St., San Francisco

San  Mateo County - 5 locations
     1100 El Camino Real, Belmont
     85 Westlake Mall, Daly City
     570 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
     1380 Linda Mar S.C., Pacifica
     1071 El Camino Real, Redwood City

Santa Clara County - 7 locations
     2341 South Winchester, Campbell
     840 E. Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill
     1771 E. Capital Expressway, San Jose
     5146 Stevens Creek, San Jose
     4950 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
     1300 W. San Carlos, San Jose
     785 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Contact:
     ETM Entertainment Network Inc.
     Gary A. Bird, 714/444-5600
        or
     Safeway
     Debra Lambert, 925/467-3267




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