WEA Promotes Mike Jbara To Senior Vice President, Production And Media Operations

03/08/05

WEA Corp., Warner Music Group's (WMG) U.S. sales and retail marketing company, today announced the promotion of Mike Jbara to Senior Vice President, Production and Media Operations. He was previously Vice President, Production and Media Operations. Based in New York, Jbara will continue to report to WEA Corp.'s President and CEO, John Esposito.

As Senior Vice President, Production and Media Operations, Jbara will oversee all operational aspects of the pre-production, production and distribution of WMG's content for the U.S. He will also oversee the digital distribution of WMG's content worldwide.

In making the announcement, Esposito said, "Mike's strong leadership skills and significant experience working with our labels, as well as production and retail partners, makes him an invaluable part of our team. He is a strategic thinker with a wonderfully innovative approach to our business."

Jbara commented, "John has created a great place to work. Not only is my role exciting and challenging on a daily basis, but I get to do it in a creative environment unlike any in the industry."

Jbara joined WEA in 1996 as Vice President, Production Operations where he led the day-to-day production operations on behalf of WMG's family of labels. In 2001, Jbara moved to Burbank, CA to become WEA's Vice President, Operations and Studio Services where he was instrumental in the creation of WEA's online music and studio operations.

In 2003 he was promoted to Vice President, Production and Media Operations where he oversaw WEA's entire U.S. production and global digital operations. Prior to his tenure at WEA, Jbara served as a Senior Manager in the Media and Entertainment Practice at Andersen Consulting from 1987-1995.

About WEA Corp.

Headquartered in New York, WEA Corp., Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail marketing company, was the first major music distribution company in the U.S. and has continued to set the standard for sales and marketing in the music industry for more than thirty years. In addition to the Warner Bros. and Atlantic labels, WEA distributes audio and video releases from Rhino Entertainment, Asylum Records, East/West, Word Entertainment, Warner Music Latina, and Curb Records, as well as several other labels. WEA Corp.'s E-Commerce department develops and delivers sales and marketing programs that help promote WMG's artists to online retailers and other partners. WEA Corp. has regional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and Minneapolis.