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CLSA to host Mike Tyson at the 19th CLSA Investors’ Forum

23 August 2012

Hong Kong - Thursday, 23 August 2012 - CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets (“CLSA”), Asia’s leading independent brokerage and investment group, will host former boxing heavy-weight champion, businessman and actor Mike Tyson at the 19th CLSA Investors’ Forum in Hong Kong from 10-14 September 2012.

Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport. In a conversation with CLSA clients over lunch on Wednesday, 12 September, Tyson will discuss his life before and after boxing, his time in juvenile detention and prison, his faith, his sobriety, his family and his acting career, including his recent one-man show on Broadway.

Tyson headlines more than 40 keynote and specialist speakers scheduled to present at the CLSA Investors’ Forum, including vocal Eurosceptic and MEP, Nigel Farage, Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade and Development, Supachai Panitchpakdi, Harvard Professor, Dr Meghan O'Sullivan, proponent and lecturer of Big History, David Christian, author and founder of Acumen Fund, Jacqueline Novogratz, Bad Science columnist, Ben Goldacre, Former Senior Vice Chairman of Citigroup, William Rhodes, and strategist and media commentator David Roche, will join Tyson in Hong Kong.

The CLSA Investors’ Forum will be attended by more than 1,500 institutional investors from 33 countries and more than 500 senior executives from 210 listed companies.

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About Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of a legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring – and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats. Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 Tyson was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame.

Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivalled showmanship. And his ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring – Tyson’s career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), television (Animal Planet’s “Taking on Tyson”) and his own clothing company. He has an iPhone ap called “Mike Tyson: Main Event”, and is the CEO of his own production company, Tyrannic Productions, and currently has a few film projects in development.

Now, Tyson is taking his talent to the stage with an extraordinary one-man show titled, “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH.” And after a successful run at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater, the show appeared on Broadway under famed director Spike Lee from 31 July 2012. This was the raw, no-holds barred life story of the legend himself. Tyson unveiled never-before-told stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival. In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images, music and video, he shared the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring. Theatrical, intimate, and unprecedented, the show revealed the man behind the myth.

Tyson is currently retired from boxing and is based in Las Vegas – the city that he helped electrify on so many fight-nights over the past two decades. A devoted husband and loving father, Tyson lives with his wife Kiki.

Media accreditation to attend CLSA Investors’ Forum

Media must be accredited to attend the CLSA Investors’ Forum. Please register for accreditation online. See: https://www.clsa.com/corporate-access/investor-forums/media-registration.php