SOURCE: Universal Express, Inc.

May 25, 2007 11:17 ET

Michael Jackson Invited to Help Raise Funds for Children's Charities at Jackson Family Auction

Memorabilia From Michael, Janet, Jermaine, Tito, La Toya -- Acquired by Universal Express -- Will Be Sold at May 30-31 Auction With Some Proceeds Supporting Children in Need; King of Pop Invited to Sign Autographs on Items Sold for More Than $150K; Celebrity Spokespeople From Charities Also Invited to Serve as Guest Auctioneers

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 25, 2007 -- Universal Express Inc. (OTCBB: USXP) -- Spanning decades of music and performances by Michael Jackson and his talented siblings, the upcoming Guernsey's auction of Jackson Family memorabilia will not only appeal to fans, it will also benefit children throughout the world. To help raise even more money, Universal Express, owner of the collection, has invited Michael Jackson to attend and personally autograph all memorabilia items that command more than $150,000.

Ten percent of the proceeds of the sale of the spectacular personal Jackson Family items will be donated by Universal Express. Charities benefiting from the auction include:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Save the Children
In recognition of this great event, Universal Express has invited celebrities affiliated with the charities, including Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Lee Curtis, Oscar De La Renta, Jeff Gordon, Grammy®-nominated Kelis, Marlo Thomas, Denzel Washington, and more, to be auctioneers for some of the items. Participation by these great luminaries would help increase awareness of their respective charities, as well as garner more money to support them.

"We are thrilled to be involved in auctioning one of the all-time greatest collections of music memorabilia," commented Richard Altomare, Chairman and CEO of Universal Express. "It is particularly gratifying to know that the generation who enjoyed the Jacksons' music from their first appearances as The Jackson Five through the early 1990s, can now help support today's children through their winning auction bids."

The Jackson Auction will take place at the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, on May 30th and 31st.

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