Following the Supervisory Board meeting held on March 8, 2023, Vivendi today announces that it has received several offers for the sale of 100% of the shares of Editis.
After reviewing these offers, Vivendi’s Management Board decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with International Media Invest a.s (IMI), a subsidiary of Czech Media Invest founded by Daniel Kretinsky. This contemplated transaction would require the authorization of the European Commission. It would also be subject to the information and consultation procedure involving the relevant employee representative bodies.
In this context, the plan to distribute the Editis shares to the Vivendi shareholders, and their listing on the Euronext Growth market, is put on hold.
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