Vivendi: 2016 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

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Paris, April 21, 2016


Vivendi: 2016 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

Vivendi’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, held today in Paris with a quorum of 59.36% present or represented, approved all the resolutions submitted to their vote, with the exception of the 17th resolution.

The shareholders approved the distribution of a €3 per share ordinary dividend with respect to fiscal year 2015. Of this amount, two interim dividends of €1 each were paid in June 2015 and February 2016; the remaining balance of €1 per share will be payable as of April 28, 2016.

Shareholders also ratified the cooptation of Cathia Lawson-Hall and renewed the term of office of Philippe Donnet, as members of the Supervisory Board.

The Shareholder’s Meeting featured a presentation on Vivendi’s evolution since last year, the challenges the Group is facing, and the strategy it is pursuing to become a large international media and content group with a European essence. This presentation was followed by a lengthy discussion between Vivendi Management and the shareholders attending the meeting.


Details on the votes of all the resolutions will be available on Vivendi’s website:
/individual/shareholders-meeting/. Slides presented during the Shareholders’ Meeting and a video webcast will also be available on the website.

Biographies of Cathia Lawson-Hall and Philippe Donnet can be found at the following link:



About Vivendi

Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. The main subsidiaries of Vivendi comprise Canal+ Group and Universal Music Group. Canal+ is the leading pay-TV operator in France, and also serves markets in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Canal+ operations include Studiocanal, a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of film and TV series. Universal Music Group is the world leader in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising, with more than 50 labels covering all genres. A separate division, Vivendi Village, brings together Vivendi Ticketing (ticketing in the UK, the U.S and France), MyBestPro (experts counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio), the Paris-based concert venue L’Olympia, the future CanalOlympia venues in Africa and the Theatre de l ‘Oeuvre in Paris. With 3.5 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world.,

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