Paris, April 25, 2017
Vivendi’s 2017 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting:
all resolutions approved by over 70%,
Vincent Bolloré reelected to board with over 82% of votes
Vivendi’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, held today in Paris with a quorum of 62.9% present or represented, approved all the resolutions submitted to their vote.
The shareholders approved the distribution of a €0.40 per share ordinary dividend with respect to fiscal year 2016 which will be paid as of May 4, 2017, with an ex-distribution date of May 2, 2017.
The Shareholders’ Meeting renewed the term of office of Vincent Bolloré as a member of the Supervisory Board by more than 82%. It appointed Véronique Driot-Argentin and Sandrine Le Bihan, the latter representing employee shareholders, as members of the Supervisory Board. It also ratified the appointment by cooptation of Yannick Bolloré as a member of the Supervisory Board.
The Supervisory Board now counts 6 women out of 12 members. The Board is comprised of 6 independent members, 3 members of the Bolloré Group and 3 Vivendi employees.
The Shareholders’ Meeting presented an update on the Group’s strategic ambition to build a world-class content and media group. It also included a detailed presentation of the evolution of the Group’s different businesses which are part of the third millennium’s most attractive industries.
The Supervisory Board which convened following today’s Shareholders’ Meeting reappointed Vincent Bolloré as Chairman.
Details on the votes of all the resolutions will be available on Vivendi’s website: www.vivendi.com/individual/shareholders-meeting. A video webcast of the AGM will also be available on the website.
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. Universal Music Group is engaged in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising. It owns more than 50 labels covering all genres. Canal+ Group is engaged in pay-TV in France, as well as in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Its subsidiary Studiocanal is a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of movies and TV series. Gameloft is a worldwide leader in mobile games, with 2 million games downloaded per day.Vivendi Village, groups together Vivendi Ticketing (in the United Kingdom, the United States and France), MyBestPro (expert counseling), Watchever (subscription streaming services), Radionomy (digital radio), the venues L’Olympia and Theâtre de L‘OEuvre in Paris, and CanalOlympia in Africa, as well as Olympia Production. With 3 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world.