Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2011 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, has promoted Saheli Datta to Senior Vice President of Ethics, Compliance & Employment Counsel. The announcement was made today by Jeff Harleston, General Counsel & Executive Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, North America, to whom Ms. Datta reports. Formerly, Ms. Datta served as Vice President of Ethics, Compliance & Employment Counsel.

“Saheli is a smart, innovative and dedicated attorney,” stated Mr. Harleston, “who continues to do tremendous work for all of us. Her promotion underscores the importance that we attach to excellence in legal and compliance matters in all of our employment and business-related activities.”

Based in UMG’s Los Angeles headquarters, Ms. Datta oversees all legal matters related to employees including employee relations, employment contracts as well as compliance matters for all UMG divisions in the United States, Canada and Mexico. She works closely with Universal Music Group Distribution, Universal Music Publishing and all of the company’s recording labels. Ms. Datta joined the company in 2000 as Senior Director and rose to VP in 2006. Prior to this, she served as employment counsel in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster.

About Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group is the world’s leading music company with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 territories. 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, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, Island Records, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog–Universal Music, Universal Motown, Universal Music Latino, Universal Republic 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.