Paris, January 7, 2008
Régis Turrini appointed Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development of Vivendi
Vivendi announced today that Régis Turrini has been appointed Senior Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development of Vivendi. He will succeed Robert de Metz, who is leaving the company. Robert de Metz will remain a Director of Canal+ France.
Régis Turrini joined Vivendi in January 2003, as Executive Vice President in charge of mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Turrini, 48, is an attorney admitted to the Paris bar. He is a graduate of the faculties of literature and law and the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, and an alumnus of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (postgraduate public policy college). He began his career as a judge in the French administration courts. He then joined law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (1989-1992), followed by Jeantet & Associés (1992-1995), as a corporate lawyer. In 1995, Mr. Turrini joined the investment bank Arjil & Associés (Lagardère group) as executive director. He was then appointed managing director and, from 2000, managing partner.
Robert de Metz has played a key role in the major transactions that have marked the turnaround and development of Vivendi over the past five years. Both the Supervisory and
Management Boards of Vivendi wish to express their gratitude to him for his contribution to the company’s success.