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October 23, 2007

Baker & Daniels Becomes Founding Partner of Lucas Oil Stadium

Baker & Daniels LLP will team with the Indianapolis Colts when Lucas Oil Stadium opens at the start of next season.

The Indianapolis-based law firm has signed a six-year deal as a founding partner in the new 63,000-seat stadium. The agreement will include naming rights for the upper and lower east club levels, as well as media advertising. Baker & Daniels also will have opportunities to network with the Colts in community-related events and programs.

"We're honored to form a partnership with the Indianapolis Colts," said Brian K. Burke, CEO and Chair of Baker & Daniels. "One of the reasons we formed this partnership is the alignment of values that our two organizations share. Honesty, integrity, teamwork and a commitment to community come first for both of our organizations. We're proud to be associated with an organization like the Colts."

The agreement as a founding partner runs through the Colts' 2013 season. Burke also pointed out the excitement surrounding many other national events that Lucas Oil Stadium is scheduled to host over the next six years, including NCAA Men's and Women's Final Four Basketball Tournaments and conventions.

"For nearly 150 years, Baker & Daniels has thrived by being directly involved in the things that matter most to our community," said Jack Swarbrick, a Baker & Daniels partner who concentrates in sports law and who has been instrumental in bringing major sports events, organizations and facilities to Central Indiana. "Baker & Daniels' involvement as a founding partner of Lucas Oil Stadium continues that tradition. This remarkable facility will not just be a great home for our World Champion Colts, it will be an iconic image for our city and an extraordinary venue for everything from Final Fours to major conventions."

Said Tom Zupancic, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Colts, "Baker & Daniels has been a part of Indianapolis for so many years, and we're delighted to form a partnership with such a dedicated community leader. We're looking forward to a lasting relationship that will benefit our community and our organizations."

Founded in 1863, Baker & Daniels LLP is one of Indiana's largest law firms. With more than 370 lawyers and consulting professionals, Baker & Daniels serves clients in regional, national and international business and litigation matters from offices in Indiana, Washington, D.C. and China.

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