Legg Mason Continues Title Sponsorship

April 19, 2004 02:14 PM

Legg Mason Renews Title Sponsorship for Four More Years, One of the Longest-Running in ATP History
Tournament Returns to Washington, August 14-22

WASHINGTON, DC (February 14, 2004) - Legg Mason, Inc. has signed to continue its record-setting title sponsorship of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic for an 11th year and beyond. This year’s event, which will feature two of the best in the game, Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt, in his first D.C. appearance since his rookie season (1998), returns to the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center (16th & Kennedy Streets, NW) from August 14-22.

The Baltimore based asset management firm has hosted the tournament since 1994, when hall of famer Stefan Edberg won the coveted title. They are only the sixth title sponsor in tournament history. Legg Mason’s title sponsorship will continue to benefit the year-round programs of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF).

"We are proud to continue our sponsorship of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic," said Raymond A. “Chip” Mason, Chairman & CEO of Legg Mason, Inc. "This premier tournament brings world-class tennis to the region and helps to further the mission of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation."

An International Series Event on the men’s ATP tour, the tournament was founded in 1969 by Tournament Chairman Donald L. Dell and Honorary Tournament Chairman John A. Harris who created it to establish a premier tennis tournament in a high profile urban location, and expose children of all cultures to the sport.

Legg Mason, Inc. headquartered in Baltimore (NYSE: LM), is a leading global asset management company. The firm has $265 billion in assets under management* and advises clients in 65 countries. To learn more visit www.leggmason.com.

For information on the 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, please call the Tournament Hotline at 202.721.9500, or visit www.leggmasontennisclassic.com. Tickets are on sale at all TicketMaster beginning Monday, February 16 (202.432.SEAT or 7328).