General Shareholder Meeting of April 24, 2008

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Paris, April 24, 2008

General Shareholder Meeting of April 24, 2008

  • Approval of a dividend of €1.30 per share, up 8.3%
  • Appointment of Jean-Yves Charlier as a member of the Supervisory Board
  • Appointment of Philippe Donnet as a member of the Supervisory Board

Vivendi held its General Meeting of Shareholders today, Thursday, April 24, 2008. There was a quorum of 51.37% and nearly 2,000 people attended.

Shareholders approved the 21 resolutions, and in particular:

  • Vivendi’s parent company and consolidated accounts, 
  • the distribution of a dividend of €1.30 per share for the 2007 financial year, representing an increase of 8.3% compared to 2006 and a distribution rate of 53.5% of adjusted net income. The total amount distributed to Vivendi shareholders will be approximately €1.5 billion, payable on May 14, 2008, and
  • the appointments of Messrs. Charlier and Donnet as directors.

Detailed results of the votes on the various resolutions are available on Vivendi’s website (). A letter to shareholders relating to the meeting will also be published on the site in the near future.

Biography of Mr. Jean-Yves CharlierJean-Yves Charlier has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1995, he was appointed Vice-President of Wang international. Between 1996 and 2002, he was President of Equant Integration Services. In 2002, he joined BT Global Services Europe as Chief of Operations and then as President. From 2004 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive of Colt Telecom Group. In November 2006, he joined Fidelity International as a Director. Since 2007, Mr. Jean-Yves Charlier has been Chief Executive Officer of Promethean Limited, a company specializing in interactive learning products and educational tools for teachers. He is 44 years of age.

Biography of Mr. Philippe Donnet

Philippe Donnet is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and a member of the Institute of French Actuaries (I.A.F). In 1985, he joined AXA. From 1997 to 1999, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AXA Conseil (France), before becoming Chief Executive of AXA Assicurazioni in Italy in 1999, and then a member of AXA’s Executive Committee as Chief Executive Officer of the Mediterranean Region, Latin America and Canada in 2001. In March 2002, he became Chief Executive Officer of AXA Re and Chairman of AXA Corporate Solutions. In March 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AXA Japan, and then in October 2006, Chairman of AXA Japan and Chief Executive Officer of the Asia-Pacific region. In April 2007, he joined Wendel as Chief Executive Officer for the Asia-Pacific. Mr. Philippe Donnet remains a non-executive Chairman of Axa Japan’s Board of Directors. He is 47 years of age.

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