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WWE appoints Collins General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

April 7, 2022

WWE has announced that Elisebeth Collins has been named General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, reporting to Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. She succeeds Samira Shah, who is departing the company.

Collins joins WWE from Caterpillar, the publicly traded manufacturer, where she served as a Deputy General Counsel. At Caterpillar, she led a global team of legal professionals providing commercial, regional, employment, governance and other legal support, following time as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer.

“I am thrilled to be joining this iconic company at such an exciting time and working with the team to help implement the organisation’s strategy,” said Collins.

“Elisebeth’s experience providing counsel on a wide variety of legal and business matters will help us execute our company’s ambitious plans to continue to grow global revenue and drive shareholder value,” added McMahon. “I would like to thank Samira for her time at WWE and wish her well in future pursuits.”

As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Collins will oversee WWE’s legal affairs and serve as principal legal adviser for the company. Her oversight will include litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, government relations, risk management, talent contracts and compliance.

Earlier work in Collins’ career includes senior roles with The Boeing Company and serving on the Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

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