ABU DHABI, UAE, September 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- New partnership demonstrates club's progress and ambition
- Hasan Ismaik delivers on his pledge to provide premium sponsor
- Deal represents Aston Martin's first sponsorship engagement in professional football
German football club, TSV 1860 München, has signed the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin as its new main sponsor. The contract, initiated by Mr. Hasan Ismaik, major investor and chairman of the club's supervisory board, represents the most lucrative sponsoring deal that 1860 has ever had whilst in Germany's 2nd Bundesliga. The contract is valid with immediate effect and will extend beyond the current season into the medium term. The team was already sporting the emblem of their new sponsor at their match against FSV Frankfurt on 18September 2011 in Munich.
The cooperation between TSV 1860 München and Aston Martin was made possible by Hasan Ismaik. "I am very pleased with the partnership as it shows that Aston Martin, a premium brand with a long history and great tradition, recognises 1860's great potential. Together, we will lead the club to success," he said.
For TSV 1860 München, this is yet another milestone on the path to a promising future set out by Hasan Ismaik since his investment in the club in May. At that time Mr. Ismaik announced that he would help 1860 to set a new benchmark in professional football with finding a highly reputable sponsor for the club. The new partnership between the long-established Munich club and the luxury car brand Aston Martin shows that Mr. Ismaik is delivering on his commitments and paves the way for the club to rejoin the top ranks of professional German football.
For Aston Martin, the cooperation with TSV 1860 München represents its first ever foray into the world of sponsoring professional football.
About TSV 1860 München
TSV 1860 von München e.V. was founded on 17 May 1860. The football section has been in existence since 1899. The Löwen went down in football history as founding members of the 1st Bundesliga in 1963. TSV 1860's main successes so far include a triumph in the German Championships, as well as two cup victories. Following its deal with Hasan Ismaik in May 2011, TSV 1860 München GmbH & Co. KGaA became the first club in German professional football with a foreign shareholder. Robert Schäfer is the General Manager. Since 2005, the club hosts its home matches in the Allianz Arena.
MARYA is a private Abu Dhabi based investment company chaired and owned by Hasan Abdullah Mohamed Ismaik. The group has a broad investment mandate and its interest extends to various sectors, including sports, design, construction, real estate, automotive, travel, energy and oil and gas. MARYA has an excellent management team with experience that spans the globe and incorporates training and experience from various countries around the world including the UK, the Middle East and the US. A relatively young organization with ambitious expansion plans, MARYA is a vibrant and dynamic organization with strong leadership by Ismaik.
SOURCE MARYA Investments