Vivendi Wins Significant Victory Over Deutsche Telekom and Elektrim in Poland

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Paris, September 28, 2009

Vivendi Wins Significant Victory Over Deutsche Telekom and Elektrim in Poland

The Warsaw Court of Appeals denied the request of Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Elektrim for the recognition in the Republic of Poland of the arbitral award rendered in Vienna on November 26, 2004, confirming the position of Elektrim Telekomunikacja (Telco), a 51% Vivendi subsidairy. The decision is binding and enforceable in Poland. All of DT’s and Elektrim’s motions for recognition in the proceedings were rejected.

After the Austrian Supreme Court, this decision marks another and significant victory for Vivendi in its dispute with DT and Elektrim over its investment in the Polish telecom operator PTC.

As claimed by Vivendi since 2004 and contrary to the assertions of DT and Elektrim, the Warsaw Court of Appeals affirmed that the arbitral award has no effect on Telco’s 48% ownership of PTC. DT and Elektrim had misused the arbitral award for years as false justification to lay claim to control those PTC shares and to exclude Telco out of PTC. This decision confirms that DT and Elektrim cannot claim Telco’s 48% ownership on the basis of the arbitral award.

About Vivendi

A world leader in communications and entertainment, Vivendi controls Activision Blizzard (#1 in video games worldwide), Universal Music Group (#1 in music worldwide), SFR (#2 in mobile and fixed telecom in France), Maroc Telecom (#1 in mobile and fixed telecom in Morocco), Canal+ (#1 in pay-TV in France and Poland) and owns 20% of NBCU (leading U.S. media and entertainment group).
In 2007, Vivendi achieved revenues of 21.7 billion euros and adjusted net income of 2.8 billion euros. With operations in 77 countries, the Group has about 43,000 employees.

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