Vivendi: success of the 2013 employee share capital increase
Paris, July 30, 2013
Vivendi: success of the
2013 employee share capital increase
The capital increase reserved for Vivendi employees was again a resounding success this year. A record 10,700 people participated. A total of close to 12.3 million new shares were subscribed as part of this scheme for an amount of over 148 million euros, which is also a record.
As a result of this operation, representing 0.93% of the Group’s capital, Vivendi employees now own 3.83% of the capital and are the 5th largest shareholder.
The success of this share capital increase is a proof of employee confidence in the Group and the strategy implemented in recent months to create shareholder value.
Vivendi is one of the few multimedia groups in the world to operate across the entire digital value chain. It creates and publishes content for which it develops broadcast networks and distribution platforms.
Vivendi combines a number of companies that are leaders in content and media: the French leader in pay-TV (Canal+ Group), the world leader in music (Universal Music Group) and the world leader in video games (Activision Blizzard). In telecommunications, Vivendi operates the French leader in alternative telecoms (SFR), the Moroccan leader in telecoms (Maroc Telecom) and the leading alternative broadband operator in Brazil (GVT).
In 2012, Vivendi achieved revenues of €29 billion and adjusted net income of €2.55 billion. The Group has over 58,000 employees.