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KIM BEAUCHAMP APPOINTED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, e-COMMERCE AND MOBILE OPERATIONS, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP DISTRIBUTION

Universal City, California, December 19, 2007 — Kim Beauchamp has been promoted to Senior Vice President, e-Commerce & Mobile Operations for Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), it was announced today by Vincent Freda, Executive Vice President, Digital Logistics and Business Services.

Based in Universal City, Ms. Beauchamp will continue to oversee the ecommerce and metadata management departments as well as the development and implementation of business processes to allow for the digital distribution of music to online e-tailers. In her new role, she will take on the responsibility for the delivery of content to UMGD’s mobile partners. This change allows UMGD’s digital content fulfillment to be centralized under a single umbrella.

Ms. Beauchamp has been a critical team member in creating the company’s internal systems infrastructure which has been redesigned to support the changing digital business. She previously was Vice President of e-Commerce Operations for UMG. During her career, Ms. Beauchamp has also worked within the Repertoire Management department for UMG and as Program Director for Universal Studios Information Technology Group.

“Kim has been at the forefront of content availability for us in North America as digital deliveries continue to grow,” commented Mr. Freda. “She has also built an amazing team that is constantly working to provide superior service to both our labels and our retail partners. Her work at Universal has been nothing short of revolutionary.”

Ms. Beauchamp received her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

About Universal Music Group Distribution

Universal Music Group Distribution has been the industry market share leader for the past eight years and consists of three major divisions: Universal Music Distribution (UMD), Fontana and Vivendi Visual Entertainment (V V E). UMD handles the distribution and sales for such labels as Universal Motown Records Group, Island Def Jam Music Group, Roadrunner, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, MCA Nashville, Universal South, Lost Highway, Mercury Nashville, Verve Music Group, Universal Music Classics Group, Universal Music Latino, Universal Music Enterprises, Hip-O, UTV, Univision Music Group, Disa, Machete Music, ABKCO, Hollywood, Lideres Entertainment, Lyric Street, RMM, Thump, Ark 21, Rounder, Fonovisa, Varese Sarabande, Walt Disney, VI Music and Viva Discos. Fontana is the company’s independent sales, marketing and distribution arm, and V V E is its home DVD and entertainment division.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world's largest music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 countries. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's largest global music publishing operation.

Universal Music Group consists of record labels Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Emarcy, 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, Universal South Records 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.

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