Gazprom signs Agreement for title sponsorship of football club Schalke 04
Today in Dresden Sergey Fursenko, General Director of Lentransgaz representing Gazprom and Clemens Tonnies, Supervisory Board Chairman of German Football Club Schalke 04 have signed an Agreement for title sponsorship of the team.
The Agreement signed for five years stipulates placing from January 1, 2007 the Gazprom logo on Schalke football players’ T-shirts and sponsor banners around the stadium perimeter as well as offers other commercial opportunities.
“Schalke 04 and Gazprom match well because we pursue the same goals and values: Gazprom is a successful world-class corporation, Schalke 04 is an unparalleled and unique in its kind football team. The team’s Supervisory Board always strives for better organizational structure and work. The partnership with Gazprom is therefore a milestone for us”, said Clemens Tonnies, Supervisory Board Chairman of German Football Club Schalke 04.
“The Schalke club image, history, unique relations with fans and international ambitions match Gazprom’s spirit. We are sure that our sponsorship initiative is one of the most important steps towards Gazprom brand-name recognition in Germany and positive apprehension in Europe”, said Sergey Fursenko, General Director of Lentransgaz.
From the late 1920’s Schalke 04 has been for many fans an exemplar of skillful football performance in Germany. Since its foundation the football club was seven time German champion, four time German Cup winner and UEFA Cup winner.
Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom