PARIS -- April 11, 2014
In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, Martin Bouygues has given his
own one-sided version of the story concerning the SFR disposal.
Vivendi (Paris:VIV) reaffirms that the process undertaken and leading to the
selection of the Altice/Numericable offer was followed with absolute
transparency and constant concern for the best interests of the company, its
employees and shareholders. This was carried out despite constant negative
pressure and questioning of the work of the Vivendi teams.
Vivendi refuses to enter into a debate with Mr. Bouygues but reserves all its
Vivendi groups together leaders in content, media and telecommunications.
Canal+ Group is the French leader in pay-TV, also operating in French-speaking
Africa, Poland and Vietnam; its subsidiary Studiocanal is a leading European
player in production, acquisition, distribution and international film sales.
Universal Music Group is the world leader in music. GVT is a telecoms and
media/content distribution in Brazil. In addition, Vivendi owns SFR, a French
leader in alternative telecoms.
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