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JODIE FERNEYHOUGH APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP, CANADA

Los Angeles, California, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - David Renzer, Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group and Randy Lennox, President and CEO, Universal Music Canada announced today the appointment of Jodie Ferneyhough to the position of Managing Director, Universal Music Publishing Group - Canada.

Most recently the Director of Creative Operations, Universal Music Publishing Group - Canada, Jodie joined the company in June 2001. In addition to his role at Universal Music Publishing Group, Jodie is the President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA).

In making this announcement, David Renzer commented, "Jodie has proven himself to be the right mix of creative and business executive and we are proud to reward his efforts with this promotion to Managing Director, Universal Music Publishing Group - Canada."

Randy Lennox stated, "Jodie has shown terrific growth and aptitude in the time that he's taken over Universal Music Publishing Group - Canada and has been instrumental through the acquisition of BMG Music Publishing. It is most appropriate that Jodie be acknowledged for his undying passion for the artists and his love of their music."

About Universal Music Publishing Group

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG's represents music in every genre from some of the world’s hottest songwriters and catalogs including 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, Coldplay, Nelly, Ciara, Dave Grohl, Prince, Diana Krall, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, Godsmack, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, 3 Doors Down, Beastie Boys, Anastacia, Robbie Williams, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Paul Simon, Henry Mancini, Christina Aguilera and Linkin Park, among many others. UMPG is also a global leader in the areas of Production Music, Christian and Classical Music. For more information, visit: www.umusicpub.com.

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