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Title sponsor to host Last 16 Draw of VELUX EHF Champions League

As title sponsor of the European handball competition, the VELUX EHF Champions League, the VELUX Group will host the Last 16 draw at its headquarters in Horsholm in Denmark on Tuesday 28 February 2012.

The draw event will be streamed live around the world from 11.00 hrs (CET) on Tuesday 28 February at ehfTV.com and fans can follow the draw via the eurohandball.com draw ticker. Europe’s top men’s teams are still battling it out for a place in the first thrilling round of the continent’s leading club competition. The group phase will culminate on 25 and 26 February, defining the 16 clubs for the next round.
“It is a great pleasure for the VELUX Group to be able to host the Last 16 Draw at our head-quarters in Denmark. We are really looking forward to welcoming the representatives of Europe’s top clubs, as well as the EHF, to the home of the VELUX Group,” said Kasper Sindt, VELUX EHF Champions League Project Director for the VELUX Group.
The VELUX Group, the international manufacturer of roof windows and skylights, is in its second season as title sponsor of the competition. The Group has sales companies through-out Europe and all of them are enjoying offering corporate hospitality and bringing business partners and customers together in a more informal and social context in handball arenas all over Europe.
Commenting on the Last 16 Draw event, Peter Vargo, Managing Director of EHF Marketing GmbH, said: “We are delighted that the VELUX Group has agreed to host this important event. As title sponsor, they have played an active role in the development and promotion of the competition, and it is great to be able to reward this support through the hosting of this event at their headquarters in Denmark.”
Representatives of all Last 16 teams will be present at the event as well as EHF officials, including Tor Lian, EHF President, Jean Brihault, EHF Vice President and Ralf Dejaco, EHF Treasurer. Michael K. Rasmussen, VELUX Group Director of Branding & Marketing, will represent the title sponsor at the event.

About the VELUX Group
The VELUX Group creates better living environments with daylight and fresh air through the roof. The VELUX product programme contains a wide range of roof windows and skylights, along with solutions for flat roofs. The Group also supplies many types of decoration and sun screening, roller shutters, installation products, products for remote control and thermal solar panels for installation in roofs. The VELUX Group, which has manufacturing companies in 11 countries and sales companies in just under 40 countries, represents one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector and its products are sold in most parts of the world. The VELUX Group has about 10,000 employees and is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family. For more details, visit www.velux.com.
About the VELUX EHF Champions League
The VELUX EHF Champions League is the premier men’s club handball competition in Europe. The continent’s top 24 men’s professional handball clubs play from September to May for a chance to be one of the four teams to qualify for the final stage of the competition, the VELUX EHF FINAL4. This mega handball event, featuring entertainment from Swedish rock legends EUROPE, will take place in the LANXESS arena in Cologne on 26 and
27 May 2012 in front of 20,000 fans. More information is available at ehfCL.com and ehfFIN-AL4.com.

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Ghita Borring, Media Relations Manager
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