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JILL RABIN APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTION FOR UNIVERSAL MOTOWN RECORDS GROUP

New York, NY, April 17, 2006 - Jill Rabin has been appointed Vice President of Production for Universal Motown Records Group (which consists Universal Motown and Universal Republic Records), announced David Ellner, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for UMRG.

"Jill is a bright, young executive who has proven she’s ready for an expanded role at Universal," stated Mr. Ellner. "Her people skills are second to none, and her practical approach to problem solving as well as her tremendous respect for our artists’ vision makes her adept at meeting every new challenge. The entire company joins me in congratulating Jill on her new role." stated Mr. Ellner.

Previously Ms. Rabin was Director of Production for UMRG. Ms. Rabin joined Universal Motown’s production department in 2002 as Manager of Production. From 2000 to 2002 Ms. Rabin was assistant to Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations of UMRG, David Ellner.

Ms. Rabin began her career in the music industry in 1999 working in the pop promotion department of Universal Records.

Ms. Rabin is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world's largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 75 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's largest global music publishing operations.

Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca Music Group, Deutsche Grammophon, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Geffen Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor Records, Universal Music Latino, Universal Motown Records Group, and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalog of music in the industry, which is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technologies division, and Universal Music Mobile.

Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company.

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