PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
Shareholders are reminded that the Company's General Shareholders' Meeting, convened for Monday, April 20, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., will be held at the Company’s head office located at 42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris, without shareholders in attendance, pursuant to French Ordinance no. 2020-321 of March 25, 2020, adjusting the rules for the holding and deliberations of shareholders’ meetings.
The Meeting will be webcast live in its entirety on the Company’s website (www.vivendi.com).
In accordance with French Decree no. 2020-421 of April 10, 2020, shareholders who have already requested an admission card are informed that they may vote by mail or via the Internet, provided that their voting instructions are received by BNP Paribas Securities Services1 no later than the day before the Meeting, i.e., by 3 p.m., Paris time, on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Shareholders also have the option of appointing a proxy. BNP Paribas Securities Services will accept proxy appointment forms indicating the name of a proxy holder until the fourth day before the Meeting, i.e., Thursday, April 16, 2020. The proxy holder must submit his or her voting instructions electronically to BNP Paribas Securities Services2 no later than Thursday, April 16, 2020.
Each of Vivendi's businesses are closely monitoring the current and potential effects of the recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Currently, the majority of the impacts on Vivendi's businesses have been minimal due to their predominately digital nature. However, the outbreak is likely to continue to have an impact globally, and it is uncertain at this point for how long and how severely this crisis will impact our business activities and financial results.
Unsponsored ADRs. Vivendi does not sponsor any American Depositary Receipt (ADR) facility in respect of its shares. Any ADR facility currently in existence is “unsponsored” and has no ties whatsoever to Vivendi. Vivendi disclaims any liability in respect of any such facility.
Since 2014, Vivendi has been focused on building a world-class content, media and communications group with European roots. In content creation, Vivendi owns powerful, complementary assets in music (Universal Music Group), movies and series (Canal+ Group), publishing (Editis) and video games (Gameloft) which are the most popular forms of entertainment content in the world today. In the distribution market, Vivendi has acquired the Dailymotion platform and repositioned it to create a new digital showcase for its content. The Group has also joined forces with several telecom operators and platforms to maximize the reach of its distribution networks. In communications, through Havas. the Group possesses unique creative expertise in promoting free content and producing short formats, which are increasingly viewed on mobile devices. In addition, through Vivendi Village, the Group explores new forms of business in live entertainment, franchises and ticketing that are complementary to its core activities. Vivendi’s various businesses cohesively work together as an integrated industrial group to create greater value. www.vivendi.com
1 Via the Internet: firstname.lastname@example.orgM or by post: BNP Paribas Securities Services, Service Assemblées générales – CTO Assemblées générales – Les Grands Moulins de Pantin – 9, rue du Débarcadère -93761 Pantin Cedex.