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Jermaine Jackson at the 2009 SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS on July 24 in Austria

July 15, 2009

VIENNA, Austria, July 15 /PRNewswire/ –

– Television Show From the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf in Lower
Austria With the Motto “HEAL THE WORLD”

– Jermaine Jackson Will Receive the SAVE THE WORLD AWARD on Behalf of his
Late Brother Michael and Perform “Smile” in his Honor

– TV Special to be Broadcast in More Than 50 Countries Around the World

Jermaine Jackson, brother of the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson who passed
away so unexpectedly two weeks ago, will attend the 2009 SAVE THE WORLD
AWARDS to be held at the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf, Austria on July
24th
. He will accept the award presented to exceptional individuals and
organizations working toward a peaceful, sustainable, and livable future in
honor of his late brother, who posthumously is being presented with the
prestigious prize for his many social and humanitarian achievements.

“I thank all the fans in Europe and around the world who loved and
admired Michael for their support in these difficult times. At the SAVE THE
WORLD AWARDS we all will be able to remember a very special person as well as
celebrate a truly unique artist,” says Jermaine Jackson about the event
dedicated to the memory of Michael Jackson. The 2009 SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS
will have the motto “Heal The World”, and serve as a tribute to the greatest
entertainer of the 20th century who died much too early.

Jermaine Jackson will perform live one of Michael’s favorite songs,
“Smile”. “He loved it since he was a little boy,” is how Jermaine describes
the Charlie Chaplin song that he performed so movingly at the Staples Center
memorial in Los Angeles for hundreds of millions of TV viewers around the
world. Mr. Jackson, who will be traveling to Austria with his family and his
long time attorney and friend, Vicki Roberts, will also be part of the
all-star lineup performing the grand finale “We Are The World.”

Further award winners, presenters and performing artists attending the
SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS will be announced within the next few days.

WORLD AWARDS founder and chairman Georg Kindel on this very special
evening: “We are extremely pleased that Jermaine Jackson is supporting this
very important and timely event and that he will accept the award in honor of
his brother, Michael. The goals of the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS are similar to
those Michael Jackson strongly advocated throughout his life: peace,
tolerance, and saving our fragile Earth. Some of his greatest hits will be
performed live including ‘You Are Not Alone,’ ‘Man In The Mirror,’ and ‘Black
Or White’ at the monumental show for 2,500 guests on location and TV
audiences around the globe,” Mr. Kindel said.

Michael Jackson inspired and fascinated millions of people, and his
death touched just as many. To dedicate the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS to this
exceptional artist and his many humanitarian initiatives serves as an
important message,” Christian Baha, founder of the Superfund Investment Group
and presenting partner of the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS, says about this very
special event.

World-renowned artist Gottfried Helnwein, admired for his hyper-realistic
and provocative paintings, will present a unique multi-media installation at
the Nuclear Power Plant Zwentendorf as a tribute to Michael Jackson. Helnwein
was a friend of Michael for many years. He will present huge children’s
paintings from his cycles “The Murmur of the Innocents” and “The Last Child”
as well as portraits he has shot of Michael Jackson currently being exhibited
at the Albertina Museum in Vienna.

Renowned American musician, composer, and producer Ray Chew, musical
director of the BET Awards, Grammy Awards, and the Apollo Theater where

Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five had their first major success, and his
band will perform “We Are The World” as the grand finale at the SAVE THE
WORLD AWARDS with an all-star group of artists.

The 2009 SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS is presented by the Superfund Investment
Group and supported by the state of Lower Austria and the energy provider
EVN. The television special will be broadcast in more than 50 countries
around the world.

Further information about the SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS can be found at
http://www.worldawards.com.

Press credentials for media representatives are available online at
http://www.worldawards.com, SAVE THE WORLD AWARDS – PRESS – CREDENTIALS.

    For further information please contact:
    WORLD AWARDS MEDIA GmbH
    Media Department / Nina Ellend
    Marc-Aurel-Strasse 10
    A-1010 Wien
    Tel. (+43)1-533-32-55-0
    Fax (+43)1-533-32-55-40
    n.ellend@worldawards.com
    media@worldawards.com

SOURCE WORLD AWARDS MEDIA GmbH


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