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18/08/2014
Press Release

PR N°42 - World's #1 Shampoo Brand Head & Shoulders to join FIBA's Global Partners

MIES, Switzerland/CINCINNATI, USA (2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup) - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world's largest maker of consumer packaged goods for home, hair and health, have signed a comprehensive partnership agreement to support FIBA’s main competitions until 2015.

This partnership will see Head & Shoulders, the world #1 shampoo brand, take on Global Partner status, starting with the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain (30 August-14 September 2014).  Head & Shoulders will also support the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey (27 September-5 October 2014) and EuroBasket 2015 (5-20 September 2015).

In addition, as part of this partnership, Head & Shoulders will also support FIBA's up-and-coming 3x3 discipline. Starting in 2015, the brand will organise an annual FIBA-endorsed Head and Shoulders 3x3 tour in a number of countries around the world. The winning team of this tour will be granted a place in FIBA's 3x3 World Tour.

FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann said: "We are very pleased that another prestigious company like Procter & Gamble has chosen an iconic haircare brand Head & Shoulders to be a FIBA partner. I know that the brand has been a passionate sponsor for sports over the years, and like FIBA aims to help young people achieve their best performance. The brand's commitment to our flagship events as well as the rapidly growing 3x3 discipline is good news for our sport and indicates an exciting new direction for basketball. We are committed to work closely with the Head & Shoulders brand towards a long-term partnership."

Lisa Jennings, General Manager of the Head & Shoulders Franchise at Procter & Gamble, said: "As a world leading haircare brand we truly believe that confidence is the key to success, and nowhere is this more important than in sport. Basketball is a quick, captivating and dynamic global sport where players need to react promptly and without hesitation. These values perfectly match our own aspirations, because at Head & Shoulders we hope that all young people should live their own lives 'head first' without hesitation, whatever they choose to do. We look forward to working together with FIBA to develop a whole range of exciting activities in conjunction with this partnership."

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About Procter & Gamble/Head & Shoulders
As the world #1 shampoo brand, Head & Shoulders has been at the forefront of scalp and hair science for the past 50 years, significantly advancing the treatment of dandruff and leaving scalp in good condition and moisture balanced. Along with professional advice and expert insight, Head & Shoulders has a wide range of products to care for your scalp and nurture your hair. The brand is aiming to deliver the confidence to live life without hesitation, because we believe in throwing yourself into life and making the most of every moment, every day.

For further information about Head & Shoulders please visit http://www.headandshoulders.com/ or follow us on facebook.com/headandshoulders and youtube.com/headandshoulders.

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About FIBA
FIBA (fiba.com) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 214 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

For further information about FIBA visit fiba.com or follow FIBA on facebook.com/fiba, twitter.com/fiba and youtube.com/fiba.