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2016-02-17 : and City Football Group Launch Global Partnership

Leading Web Development Platform Revealed as City Football Group's Official Website Design&Hosting PartnerMANCHESTER, England and TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Leading web development platform (Nasdaq:WIX) and City Football Group
(CFG) have today announced their new global partnership which sees Wix become
CFG's Official Website Design&Hosting partner for their clubs Manchester City
FC, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC. will first collaborate with Manchester City FC engaging with fans
across the Club's digital channels including their website and extensive
range of social media networks. The Wix brand will also have a presence on
matchdays at the Etihad Stadium appearing on the Club's pitchside LEDs during
Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup games.

The partnership officially kicks off with the release of an online video
featuring Manchester City FC players Pablo Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Nicolas
Otamendi and Raheem Sterling. In the video the players can be seen building a
Wix website dedicated to the fans and the chants they love as former
professional footballer and pundit, Chris Kamara, commentates on every click.
The video also served as inspiration for the creation of an all new Wix
website 'Sing Loud, Sing Proud' where Manchester City fans can listen to some
of their favourite chants, and later on upload their very own renditions of
the City songs they love.

The partnership will give users and fans of all three CFG clubs the
chance to win hospitality tickets to selected fixtures as well as "money
can't buy" experiences that range from attending first team training sessions
to joining the teams for away games. Wix and CFG will work collaboratively to
regularly enhance their partnership to give fans greater opportunities to
engage with both Wix's innovative website design platform and with the clubs
they support year in and year out. The first fan engagement activity is due
to launch within the next week, and will involve fans creating their own
videos to feature on Sergio Aguero's official website created in partnership
with Wix.

"Working with a globally recognized football club like CFG is part of our
overall strategy to use the power of sport to reach worldwide audiences with
our brand. We have seen great success advertising in the NFL's Super Bowl,
and now we're looking to expand to the most popular sport in the world -
football," commented Omer Shai, Chief Marketing Officer. "The
partnership with CFG is a natural one as our two brands share values and
vision, and we're confident it will boost the Wix brand amongst the massive
fan bases of all three clubs."

Echoing Shai's sentiments, Omar Berrada, Group Commercial Director for City
Football Marketing, which brokers City Football Group's commercial
partnerships, said:

"We are excited to announce our new partnership with Wix, who offer a unique
website design and hosting platform that reflects City Football Group's
passion for creating an innovative and engaging product. This partnership
will not only introduce our clubs' global fan bases to an easily accessible
online tool, but will also provide them with increased opportunities to get
closer than ever to all the on the pitch and behind the scenes action taking
place across Manchester City FC, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC."

Ltd. is a leading cloud-based web development platform with over 79 million
registered users worldwide. Wix was founded on the belief that the Internet
should be accessible to everyone to develop, create and contribute. Through
free and premium subscriptions, Wix empowers millions of businesses,
organizations, professionals and individuals to take their businesses, brands
and workflow online. The Wix Editor and highly curated App Market enable
users to build and manage a fully integrated and dynamic digital presence.
Wix's headquarters are in Tel Aviv with offices in San Francisco, New York,
Miami, Vilnius and Dnepropetrovsk.

About City Football Group

City Football Group is the owner of a number of football related businesses
with global relevance. These include high profile professional football
clubs, academies, technical support and marketing companies. CFG's clubs
include Premier League Title Winners 2011-2012 and 2013-14 Manchester City
FC, Melbourne City FC of the A-League and MLS Franchise New York City
Football Club. CFG is also a minority shareholder in Yokohama F. Marinos of
the J-League. The Group also includes Manchester City Women's FC and 2015-16
Westfield W-League Premiership and Championship Winners, Melbourne City
Women's FC. The common aim across all clubs is to provide the best possible
experience and an unmatched opportunity for fans and communities to
participate in, and benefit from, football at both a local and global level.

The Group's support companies - City Football Services and City Football
Marketing - operate from a number of offices around the world in support of
the Group's clubs, associate organisations and customer organisations. City
Football Services shares footballing IP and "know-how" to recruit, develop,
train and win. City Football Marketing creates media, marketing and fan
engagement properties to support the commercial development of clubs and
their partners.

City Football Group is majority owned by Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG). ADUG
is an investment and development company privately owned by His Highness
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In December 2015, ADUG divested a 13%
shareholding to a China Media Capital-led consortium, creating an
unprecedented platform for the growth of CFG clubs and companies in China and
internationally. City Football Group's headquarters are in Manchester and it
has offices in Abu Dhabi, London, New York, Melbourne, Singapore and Tokyo.

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and many of which are outside of our control. Important factors that could
cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the
forward-looking statements include, among others, our ability to grow our
user base and premium subscriptions; our ability to maintain and enhance our
brand and reputation; our ability to manage the growth of our infrastructure
effectively; changes to technologies used in our solutions or in global,
national, regional or local economic, business, competitive, market,
regulatory and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in
the company's 2014 annual report on Form 20-F filed with theSecurities and
Exchange Commission on March 31, 2015. Any forward-looking statement made by
us in this press release speaks only as of the date hereof. Factors or events
that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time,
and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no
obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Media Relations:

Vivian Hernandez
+1 415.517.6539


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: via Globenewswire


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