LONDON, April 29, 2010 – Laurent Hulin has been promoted to Vice President, Business Development, at Universal Music Group International (UMGI). The appointment was announced today by Olivier Robert-Murphy, Head of International Business Development, UMGI, to whom he reports.

Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company. UMGI is the division which manages its businesses in more than 50 countries outside North America.

Hulin was previously Director of Business Development, Digital, at UMGI, and has more than 15 years of experience in marketing, management and business development in the Internet, mobile and entertainment industries. He joined Universal Music in 2005. Previously, he was involved in the launch of several technology companies, and was co-founder of digital sales and marketing consultancy, Thetys.

About Universal Music Group

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

Universal Music Group’s record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog – Universal Music, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino 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 includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalog 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, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; and Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division.

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