SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
LORING IAN K

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O BAIN CAPITAL, LLC
111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE

(Street)
BOSTON MA 02199

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/11/2005
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Warner Music Group Corp. [ WMG ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock, $0.001 par value 24,090,062.6049 I See footnotes(1)(2)(3)(4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Ian K. Loring is a Managing Director of Bain Capital Investors, LLC ("BCI"). BCI is the sole general partner of Bain Capital Partners VII, L.P., which is the sole general partner of Bain Capital VII Coinvestment Fund, L.P., which is the managing and sole member of Bain Capital VII Coinvestment Fund, LLC ("Coinvestment Fund VII, LLC"). By virtue of this relationship, Mr. Loring may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to the 6,949,552.88036641 shares of Common Stock owned by Coinvestment Fund VII, LLC.
2. BCI is also the administrative member of Bain Capital Integral Investors, LLC ("Integral Investors"). By virtue of this relationship, Mr. Loring may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to the 17,039,127.0098676 shares of Common Stock owned by Integral Investors.
3. BCI is also the administrative member of BCIP TCV, LLC ("BCIP TCV"). By virtue of this relationship, Mr. Loring may be deemed to share voting and dispositive power with respect to the 101,382.714673327 shares of Common Stock owned by BCIP TCV.
4. Mr. Loring disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities held by each of the entities referred to in the foregoing footnotes except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
By: /s/ Ian K. Loring 05/11/2005
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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