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Vivendi Holds 57.35% of the Lagardère Group Share Capital Following Its Friendly Public Tender Offer

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PARIS, June 14, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:

At the end of the reopening of the public tender offer for the shares of the Lagardère group, which took place from May 27 to June 9, 2022, Vivendi (Paris:VIV) holds 80,943,768 Lagardère shares, representing the same number of voting rights, or 57.35% of the capital and 47.33% of the theoretical voting rights1 of Lagardère.

This final result, which concludes the friendly public tender offer filed last February 21, gives Vivendi only 22.45% of the voting rights1 pending approval of the takeover of Lagardère by the competition authorities.

In addition, 20,245,979 shares have been presented to the subsidiary leg of the public tender offer during its reopening, bringing their number to 31,184,281 shares for the totality of the tender offer. The holders of such shares will receive an equal number of transfer rights to be exercised at a price of €24.10 until December 15, 2023.

The settlement-delivery for the reopening of the public offering will take place on June 24, 2022, and the allocation of the transfer rights related to the shares presented to the subsidiary leg during the reopening period will start the same day.

Vivendi's strategy is to build a global leader in the media, content and communications sectors. The partnership with Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère, and with his group plays a full part in this strategy, as it will enable Vivendi (subject to the authorization of the European Commission) to:

  • consolidate strong industrial ambitions through significant investments notably in quality content in France and abroad;

  • seize opportunities for external growth in sectors where Lagardère operates and thus contribute to greater cultural influence.

Arnaud Lagardère and Vivendi have expressed their desire to preserve the integrity of the Lagardère group and to give it the means to develop.

About Vivendi

Since 2014, Vivendi has built a world-class content, media and communications group. The Group owns leading, strongly complementary assets in television and movies (Canal+ Group), communications (Havas Group), publishing (Editis), magazines (Prisma Media), video games (Gameloft), live entertainment and ticketing (Vivendi Village). It also owns a global digital content distribution platform (Dailymotion). Vivendi’s various businesses cohesively work together as an integrated industrial group to create greater value. Vivendi is committed to the environment and has set the goal of contributing to net zero carbon worldwide by adopting an approach in line with the Paris Agreements. In addition, the Group is helping to build more open, inclusive and responsible societies by supporting diverse and inventive creative works, promoting broader access to culture, education and its businesses, and by increasing awareness of 21st-century challenges and opportunities.

1Based on the number of theoretical voting rights as of May 31, 2022, published by Lagardère.

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