SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Makes Public Debut on the NYSE

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a leading theme park and entertainment company, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday, April 19 to celebrate the first day of trading of the company’s common stock.  SeaWorld Entertainment will begin trading on the NYSE today under the ticker symbol “SEAS.”  

To highlight this exciting day, CEO Jim Atchison, joined by SeaWorld Entertainment’s leadership team and team members, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell and visit the trading floor for the stock opening. Prior to the bell ringing, SeaWorld will bring the experience of its theme parks to the NYSE as penguins, an otter and a lemur walk across the trading floor.

SeaWorld Entertainment operates 11 U.S. theme parks:  SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego, SeaWorld San Antonio, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Tampa, Discovery Cove in Orlando, Aquatica water parks in Orlando and San Diego, Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Adventure Island in Tampa and Sesame Place, a children’s play and water park near Philadelphia that is based on the characters of Sesame Street.  In addition, SeaWorld has introduced Sesame Street brands in its other theme parks through Sesame Street-themed rides, shows, children’s play areas and merchandise.  

About SeaWorld Entertainment

SeaWorld Entertainment is a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable its customers to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. SeaWorld Entertainment owns or licenses a portfolio of globally recognized brands including SeaWorld, Shamu and Busch Gardens. Over a more than 50 year history, SeaWorld Entertainment has built a diversified portfolio of 11 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind collection of approximately 67,000 marine and terrestrial animals. SeaWorld Entertainment’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests. In addition to its theme parks, SeaWorld has recently begun to leverage its brands into media, entertainment and consumer products.