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WMG Acquisition Corp. Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents With Respect to Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for 11.5% Senior Notes Due 2018

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 -- WMG Acquisition Corp. (the "Company"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group Corp. ("Warner Music Group" or "WMG"), today announced that as of 1:00 p.m. on April 7, 2014, it had received consents from holders of at least a majority of the outstanding aggregate principal amount (the "Requisite Consents") of its outstanding debt securities listed in the table below (the "Notes") pursuant to its previously announced tender offer to purchase for cash any and all of the Notes and the related solicitation of consents ("Consents") to the adoption of certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing the Notes. The purpose of the solicitation of Consents was to, among other things, amend the indenture governing the Notes to eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants, certain events of default and other related provisions (the "Proposed Amendments"). Capitalized terms used herein and not defined herein have the meaning given to them in the Company's Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement, dated as of March 26, 2014 (the "Statement").


              Outstanding                        Purchase Consent    Total
CUSIP / ISIN   Principal               Title of   Price   Payment Considera-
    Nos.        Amount       Issuer    Security   (1)(2)   (1)(2)  tion (1)
------------ ------------ ----------- --------- --------- ------- ----------
 92936B AB7
US92936BAB71


 U97124 AB4  $765,000,000     WMG       11.5%   $1,106.35  $30.00  $1,136.35
USU97124AB49              Acquisition   Senior
                             Corp.    Notes due
                                         2018

 92933B AC8
US92933BAC81

(1) Per $1,000 principal amount of Notes and excluding Accrued Interest,
    which will be paid in addition to the Total Consideration or Purchase
    Price, as applicable, up to the applicable Payment Date.
(2) Included in Total Consideration.

Based on the receipt of the Requisite Consents in connection with the tender offer and related solicitation of Consents, the Company has entered into a supplemental indenture with the trustee for the indenture governing the Notes reflecting the Proposed Amendments. As further described in the Statement, the time and date on which the supplemental indenture is executed is referred to as the "Effective Time" for the tender offer. Because of the occurrence of the Effective Time, the Withdrawal Deadline with respect to the tender offer has now occurred, and any Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the Effective Time, and any Notes that may be validly tendered thereafter, may not be withdrawn.

The tender offer will expire at 12:00 a.m., New York City time, on April 22, 2014, unless extended (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Time"). Holders of Notes must validly tender their Notes and validly deliver their corresponding Consents at or prior to 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on April 8, 2014, unless extended (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the "Consent Time"), to be eligible to receive the Total Consideration, which includes the Consent Payment, as set forth in the table above. Holders who tender their Notes after the Consent Time and prior to the Expiration Time will be eligible to receive the Purchase Price as set forth in the table above, but not the Consent Payment.

This announcement is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities with respect to the Notes. The tender offer is only being made pursuant to the terms of the Statement and the related Consent and Letter of Transmittal.

The complete terms and conditions of the tender offer are set forth in the Statement that has been sent to holders of the Notes. Holders are urged to read the tender offer documents carefully before making any decision with respect to the tender offer and consent solicitation. Holders of Notes must make their own decisions as to whether to tender their Notes and provide the related Consents, and if they decide to do so, the principal amount of the Notes to tender.

The Company has engaged Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC as Dealer Manager for the tender offer and as Solicitation Agent for the consent solicitation. Questions and requests for assistance regarding the tender offer and consent solicitation should be directed to Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at (212) 325-2476 (collect) or (800) 820-1653 (toll free). Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement or other tender offer materials may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Information Agent and Tender Agent, at (800) 848-3416 (toll free) or via [email protected].

None of the Company, the Dealer Manager and Solicitation Agent, the Information Agent and Depositary or any other person makes any recommendation as to whether holders of Notes should tender their Notes or provide the related Consents, and no one has been authorized to make such a recommendation.

About Warner Music Group

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, East West, Elektra, Erato, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, Warner Music Nashville and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

This communication includes forward-looking statements which reflect the current views of Warner Music Group about future events and financial performance. Words such as "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "projects," "plans," "intends," "believes," "forecasts" and variations of such words or similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends, or that do not relate to historical matters, identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and we disclaim any duty to update such statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding expectations as to the completion of the transactions contemplated by the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement. The forward-looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those referred to in the forward-looking statements. Such risks include, but are not limited to, the ability of the Company to satisfy the conditions to closing specified in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement. All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and Warner Music Group disclaims any duty to update such statements. Warner Music Group's expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith and Warner Music Group believes there is a reasonable basis for them. However, Warner Music Group cannot assure you that management's expectations, beliefs and projections will result or be achieved. More information about Warner Music Group and other risks related to Warner Music Group are detailed in Warner Music Group's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Warner Music Group does not undertake an obligation to update forward-looking statements.

Warner Music Group maintains an Internet site at www.wmg.com. Warner Music Group uses its website as a channel of distribution of material information related to Warner Music Group. Financial and other material information regarding Warner Music Group is routinely posted on and accessible at http://investors.wmg.com. In addition, you may automatically receive email alerts and other information about Warner Music Group by enrolling your email by visiting the "email alerts" section at http://investors.wmg.com.

Warner Music Group's website and the information posted on it or connected to it shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this communication.

Additional factors that may affect future results and conditions are described in Warner Music Group's filings with the SEC, which are available at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov or at Warner Music Group's website at www.wmg.com.

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