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ROBERT E. ALLEN PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP

Los Angeles, California, Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - David Renzer, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), the world’s leading music publishing company, today announced the promotion of Robert E. Allen to Senior Vice President, Business Affairs. Mr. Allen was previously Vice President of Business Affairs for the company.

Reporting directly to Mr. Renzer, Mr. Allen’s primary responsibilities include overseeing all contract negotiations in North America for new and existing songwriter signings, all motion picture and television work-for-hire agreements in North America and all copyright infringement, piracy and litigation in North America, and negotiating worldwide new digital media agreements.

“Robert has been a great asset to Universal Music Publishing Group in leading our expanded Business Affairs department,” stated Renzer. “He combines an excellent knowledge of our business with a demeanor that people find a pleasure to deal with,” Renzer said. “I am pleased to reward his dedication, hard work and accomplishments with this promotion.”

During Mr. Allen’s tenure with the company, he has negotiated publishing agreements with Prince, U2, 50 Cent, Eminem, Mariah Carey, the Foo Fighters, Lil’ Jon, Jack Johnson, 3 Doors Down, Godsmack, Gloria Estefan, Babyface, Chris Brown, Polow, Swizz Beatz, Ice Cube, Eve, Blink-182, Ciara, Chris Brown, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Hoobastank, Chamillionaire, Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) and Miles Davis among many others. He has also been instrumental in maintaining and protecting the rights with respect to both the Tupac Shakur and DefJam catalogs.

With over 13 years experience, Mr. Allen joined the PolyGram Music Publishing Group in 1995 and moved to the company (then called MCA Music Publishing Group) as Senior Director of Business Affairs.

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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