(August, 7, 2006, New York, NY) Katina Bynum has been appointed Vice President of Marketing for Universal Motown Records, it was announced by Shanti Das, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Universal Motown Records.

“Katina has been an invaluable asset to the entire Universal Motown Records marketing team,” stated Ms. Das. “Her sensitivity to our diverse roster coupled with her unique grasp of the urban marketplace has made her an indispensable force in the overall strategic positioning of our artists. The entire company joins me in congratulating Katina on her much deserved promotion.”

Previously Ms. Bynum was Senior Director of Marketing for Universal Motown Records. During her tenure at the company she has worked with artists including Nelly, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Kem, Teena Marie, Mannie Fresh, and Juvenile. Prior to joining Universal Motown in 1997, Ms. Bynum was Theatre Manager of the Apollo Theatre in New York City, where she began her career in the music business in 1993.

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.