Vivendi interrupts talks with Zain

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Vivendi interrupts talks with Zain

Paris, July 20, 2009

Vivendi interrupts talks with Zain

Vivendi announced today that it is interrupting talks, started some weeks ago, with the Kuweiti Group Zain, to acquire a majority stake in its African telecommunications activities.

Vivendi has applied its usual criteria of profitability and financial discipline to this potential investment in emerging markets, in the best interests of its shareholders.

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