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Talons announce new owner

May 6, 2009 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Tulsa Talons News Release

TULSA, OK - Michael P. Johnson has become a partner in Tulsa Pro Arena Football, LLC, the operator of the Tulsa Talons, the Talons' front office announced today.

Johnson joins Bill Cameron and David Box, of Cameron Box Sports, as new investors in the Talons.

"We are excited to have Michael join our organization," said Henry Primeaux. "Paul (Ross) and I know that Michael's unique traits and experiences will assist us in bringing the Talons to new heights. We're glad to have him as a partner."

Primeaux added, "After looking at the top six teams in our league, and what they have that we did not have in our organization, we found that those teams had several owners, not just two. Mike Johnson, Bill Cameron and David Box give us the opportunity to reshape our organization for the future."

The Tulsa Talons have the most wins in Af2 history, including two National Championships in the 10 years of the league's existence.

Johnson will be involved in defining the Talons' corporate culture. In addition he will use his local and national contacts in helping to establish the Talons' position in this market.

"We see Mike as helping to reshape our organization for the long term," Ross added. "His addition, together with Cameron Box Sports, will make the Tulsa Talons the most viable medium-market sports franchise in Oklahoma.

Cameron previously stated, "We searched the state of Oklahoma for the best minor league sports organization. We found it in the Talons."

Ownership biographical information is attached.

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