Vivendi: Procedures for Obtaining or Consulting Information on the Combined General Shareholders' Meeting to be Held on June ...
Important Notice: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following the
measures put in place by the authorities to limit its spread, the
Shareholders' Meeting will be held "behind closed doors" (à huis
clos), i.e., without the physical presence of shareholders or other
persons usually entitled to attend, at the Company's registered
office located at 42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris.
This decision has been made in accordance with French Ordinance
No. 2020-321 of March 25, 2020, adapting the rules for meetings and
deliberation of meetings and governing bodies of legal persons and
entities without legal personality under private law due because of
the COVID-19 pandemic, as modified and extended by French Ordinance
No. 2020-1497 of December 2, 2020 and French Decree No. 2021-255 of
March 9, 2021.
In fact, on the date of the convening of the Shareholders'
Meeting, administrative measures limiting or prohibiting movement
or collective gatherings for health reasons prevent the physical
presence at the Shareholders' Meeting of its members.
Accordingly, no admission cards will be issued. The only way for
shareholders to exercise their voting rights is to do so remotely
or by mail, and prior to the Meeting. Shareholders are invited to
vote by mail using the voting form or via the Internet using the
secure voting platform VOTACCESS, or to give a proxy to the
Chairman of the Meeting or to a third party of their choice in the
Shareholders are also encouraged to give preference to the
electronic submission of all requests and documents.
Considering the technical difficulties remaining, in particular
related to the remote and live authentification of all the Vivendi
SE shareholders, no solution has been put in place to for
Shareholders to participate at the Shareholders Meeting through a
telephone or video conference call. The Shareholders' Meeting will
be webcast live and available for replay on the Company's website
Shareholders are invited to regularly consult the section
dedicated to the Shareholders' Meeting on the Company's website
(www.vivendi.com). This section will be updated to specify, as
applicable, the final terms and conditions for participating in the
Shareholders' Meeting and/or to adapt them to any legislative or
regulatory changes that may occur after the publication of this
The Vivendi Combined General Shareholders' Meeting will be held
"behind closed doors" ( à huis clos), i.e., without the physical
presence of shareholders or other persons usually entitled to
attend, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 10:00 am, at the Company's
headquarters, located at 42, avenue de Friedland, 75008 Paris.
The preliminary notice of meeting (avis préalable de réunion)
containing the agenda and the draft resolutions will be published
(in French) in today's Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires.
The preliminary notice also explains the terms and conditions for
participating in and voting at this Shareholders' General
Documents and information relating to this Shareholders' General
Meeting will be made available to shareholders in accordance with
legal and regulatory requirements. The information referred to in
Article R. 22-10-23 of the French Commercial Code will be available
on Vivendi's website at
Prior to the vote by the Vivendi shareholders of the resolutions
5 and 6 concerning the special distribution in kind of the majority
of the share capital of Universal Music Group BV(1) (UMG), Vivendi
and UMG have made available on their respective websites UMG's
Audited Combined Financial Statements for the years ended December
31, 2018, 2019 and 2020, as well as Unaudited Consolidated
Condensed Financial Statements for the first quarter of 2021.
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
commercial activities 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) Universal Music Group BV will be transformed into an NV
company as part of the listing of its shares on the regulated
market of Euronext Amsterdam.
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