Santa Monica, California, March 1, 2004 — Kim Sullivan has been appointed Vice President of Video Sales, Universal Music and Video Distribution (UMVD)/Visual Entertainment, it was announced today by Tom O’Malley, Executive Vice President, UMVD.

Based at UMVD’s headquarters in Universal City, Ms. Sullivan will oversee sales and marketing for all DVD and video releases from UMVD/Visual Entertainment. She will also facilitate acquisitions of new properties.

“Kim’s background in video and home entertainment sales and marketing made her the exact candidate we hoped to find” said Mr. O’Malley. “She will be a tremendous asset in helping us build our new division.”

Previously, Ms. Sullivan was Vice President of Sales for Ventura Distribution where she was instrumental in the acquisition and development of such successful direct-to-DVD/video titles as Girls Gone Wild and Taebo. She has also held executive sales positions at MVP Home Entertainment, Celebrity Home Entertainment and Tapeworm Distributors. Ms. Sullivan began her film and video career at MGM where she helped develop their non-theatrical business.

Universal Music and Video Distribution 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 Classics, Universal Music Latino, Universal Music Enterprises, Hip-O, UTV, Univision Music Group, DreamWorks, Disa, ABKCO, Hollywood, Lideres Entertainment, Lyric Street, RMM, Thump, Varese Sarabande, Walt Disney, VI Music and Viva Discos.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly-owned record operations or licensees in 71 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 Record Company, Deutsche Grammophon, DreamWorks Records, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Philips, Polydor, 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 Strategic Marketing and Commercial Affairs (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, a new media and technology division.

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