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    SeaWorld C.E.O. Hints at Overseas Ambitions

    SeaWorld had a promising debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, its stock opening at $30.56 a share, 13 percent above the initial public offering price, before closing at $33.52, or 24 percent higher. The company priced its shares at $27 each in the I.P.O. Thursday evening, raising $702 million and achieving a valuation of $2.5 billion.
    In an interview on Friday, Mr. Atchison gave some hints as to what those plans might be. Currently, SeaWorld Entertainment operates 11 theme parks in the United States, including SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, without a presence overseas.
    “We could take our Shamu show in Orlando and probably show it in Malaysia or Abu Dhabi or Dubai,” Mr. Atchison said. “There’s a lot of interest in our brands from overseas.”
    Interestingly enough, the C.E.O mentioned that that the company cares for 67'000 animals!

    SeaWorld C.E.O. Hints at Overseas Ambitions - NYTimes.com
     
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