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Paris, August 17, 2015
Vivendi: great success of its public tender offer on Société d’Edition de Canal Plus
Vivendi announces the highly successful outcome of its public tender offer for shares of Société d’Edition de Canal Plus (SECP), announced on May 12, 2015. The results of this offer were published today by the Autorité des Marches Financiers (AMF), the French securities regulator.
A total of 57,220,114 SECP shares, representing 45.2% of the share capital and voting rights of the company, were validly tendered in the offer, which took place from July 9, 2015 to August 12, 2015. Taking into account the 48.5% indirect control already held by Vivendi through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Canal+ Group, Vivendi now controls 93.6% of SECP.
Pursuant to Article 232-4 of the AMF General Regulations, the public tender offer will be reopened for a period of at least ten stock market days. The offer price will remain the same (8 euros per share) and the specific dates will be published shortly by the AMF. This reopening will offer shareholders who have not yet tendered their shares an opportunity to do so at this time.
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, France and the U.S.), MyBestPro (experts counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand) and the Paris-based concert venue L’Olympia. With over 2.5 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest aggregation and distribution platforms in the world. www.vivendi.com, www.cultureswithvivendi.com, www.themediashaker.com
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