MEXICO CITY, June 6, 2006 — Robert Lear has been named Senior VP of A&R and Marketing for Universal Music Mexico. The announcement was made today by Victor Gonzalez, President, Universal Music Mexico aned Central America, to whom Lear will report. He will be based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Said Gonzalez, “Robbie’s accomplishments, experience and longstanding commitment to our artists makes him the perfect choice to lead our A&R and Marketing efforts in Mexico.”

Lear has been a part of the UMG family for over 10 years. His background includes working at UMG’s Latin America Regional office, where he was instrumental in the break-through success of such multi-platinum artists as Juanes, Paulina Rubio and David Bisbal.