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Jean-François Dubos, appointed Chairman of the Management Board

Jean-François DubosJean-François Dubos was appointed Chairman of the Management Board on June 28, 2012, after the departure of Jean-Bernard Lévy. Jean-Bernard Lévy stepped down as Chairman of the Management Board following a divergence of views on the strategic development of the Group.

The Supervisory Board wished to thank Jean-Bernard Lévy for his contribution over the last ten years alongside with Jean-René Fourtou. Jean-Bernard Lévy joined Vivendi in August 2002. Jean-Bernard Lévy successfully led Vivendi’s development (the disposal of the cinema activities in the United States, the consolidation of SFR as an integrated fixed/mobile operator; the creation of a world leader in video games with the acquisition of Activision and the merger with Blizzard; the acquisition and development of GVT, the Brazilian leader in high speed Internet).

Jean-François Dubos, previously Vivendi’s General Counsel, knows perfectly Vivendi which he joined in 1991 (the Compagnie Générale des Eaux at the time). His career has given him a unique understanding of both the corporate and institutional worlds. He has all the experience required to ensure a smooth running of the company in this transition period. His previous experience as an honorary member of the French Administrative Supreme Court (Maître des Requêtes au Conseil d’Etat) is also an asset.

Stéphane Roussel, currently Senior Executive Vice President, Human Resources of Vivendi, was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SFR.

 
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