///Corporate

DAVID LEACH JOINS UNIVERSAL MUSIC CLASSICS GROUP AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PROMOTION

November 8, 2006 (New York, NY) – Paul Foley, newly appointed General Manager of Universal Music Classics Group, announced today that David Leach will be joining the division as Senior Vice President, Promotion, effective immediately. Based in New York, Leach will be responsible for overseeing all radio and video promotion for their roster of artists at all formats.

David Leach is a music industry veteran with a proven track record. Over the course of his career he has been instrumental in the radio success stories of such artists as Elton John, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain and Bon Jovi to name a few. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of Big3 Entertainment for the last three years, responsible for all of their day-to-day operations. David also held various positions over his twenty-three-year tenure within the Polygram Records family, including his most recent title of Executive Vice President of The Island Def Jam Music Group, as well as General Manager/Executive Vice President of the Mercury Records Group.

Foley comments, “I am thrilled to have David on board. His experience, expertise and strong relationships in the field of radio promotion are exactly what Universal Music Classics Group needs to establish a meaningful presence at multiple radio formats for our artists. I look forward to his efforts leading to increased awareness for our music in the marketplace.”

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, a global media and communications company.

Hits