April 13, 2009

Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) has promoted Skander Goucha to Senior Vice President of Digital. The announcement was made by Jesus Lopez, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Latin America & Iberian Peninsula and head of UMLE, Walter Kolm, President of Universal Music Latino and Machete, and Gustavo Lopez, President of Disa and Fonovisa. Formerly, Mr. Goucha served as Vice President of Digital for UMLE, and he will continue to report to Walter Kolm and Gus Lopez.

Based in Miami, Mr. Goucha will lead the development and implementation of UMLE's digital strategy in key markets, while working closely with all of UMLE's divisions to continue to explore, develop and capitalize on new digital opportunities and business models.

"Since we launched UMLE, we have taken an aggressive and progressive approach to expanding the digital marketplace for our artists," stated Walter Kolm, President of Universal Music Latino and Machete. "And there is no one better to lead this effort than Skander. He is a true innovator who has helped position UMLE at the forefront of the digital revolution and at the cutting edge of new business models."

"As we further our leadership in the marketplace, we are continuing to strengthen our operations and services to our artists and business partners," commented Gus Lopez, President of Disa and Fonovisa. "And that means shoring up our frontlines with dynamic executives such as Skander. Over the last few years, his understanding of today's digital landscape, record of building teams that deliver results and music savvy, have benefited UMLE and its artists immeasurably. The entire company joins us in congratulating him on this well-deserved promotion."

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