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Yannick Bolloré: "We want to maintain the integrity of the Lagardère group"

2023-06-09T17:52:13.287Z

Highlights: Yannick Bolloré has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi (Canal+, Havas, Prisma Media, etc.) since April 2018. He confirms the retention of Arnaud Lagardère as Director of his group. The European Commission's decision will mark a real turning point for Vivendi once the remedies imposed by the European Commission have been implemented. We are confident that we will be able to finalize these two operations by the end of October, which will allow the effective merger of our two groups.


INTERVIEW - The Chairman of Vivendi's Supervisory Board confirms the retention of Arnaud Lagardère as Director of his group.


Yannick Bolloré has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi (Canal+, Havas, Prisma Media, etc.) since April 2018.

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Yannick BOLLORÉ. - We welcome the European Commission's decision, which will mark a real turning point for Vivendi once the remedies imposed by the European Commission have been implemented. Its authorisation is subject to the fulfilment of the two commitments we have proposed, namely the sale of Editis and that of Gala. We are confident that we will be able to finalize these two operations by the end of October, which will allow the effective merger of our two groups.

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For Editis, we have signed a promise to purchase with International Media Invest (owned by Daniel Kretinsky, editor's note), and they will now have to notify this operation to the European Commission. For Gala, we received many expressions of interest. We...

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