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Managing Partners

At 31 December 2016, the Company was managed by two Managing Partners:

  • Arnaud Lagardère; and
  • Arjil Commanditée-Arco.

ARNAUD LAGARDÈRE

4 rue de Presbourg - 75116 Paris, France
Date of birth: 18 March 1961

Number of Lagardère SCA shares held directly and indirectly at 31 December 2016: 10,026,836.

Arnaud Lagardère holds a DEA higher degree in economics from the University of Paris Dauphine. He was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of MMB (which became Lagardère SCA) in 1987, and was Chairman of the US company Grolier Inc. from 1994 to 1998.

Arnaud Lagardère was appointed Managing Partner in March 2003 and the Supervisory Board approved the General Partners' proposals to renew his appointment on 11 March 2009 and 11 March 2015 for successive six-year terms, the latest expiring on 25 March 2021.

Arnaud Lagardère controls and is the Chairman of Lagardère (SAS) and Lagardère Capital & Management (SAS), with which he holds a 7.65% stake in Lagardère SCA at 31 December 2016.


SOCIÉTÉ ARJIL COMMANDITÉE-ARCO

A French joint-stock corporation with share capital of €40,000
4 rue de Presbourg - 75116 Paris, France

Represented by Arnaud Lagardère, Pierre Leroy and Thierry Funck-Brentano.
Arjil Commanditée-Arco was appointed as a Managing Partner on 17 March 1998 and the Supervisory Board approved the General Partners' proposals to re-appoint it as Managing Partner on 12 March 2004, 10 March 2010 and 9 March 2016 for successive six-year terms, with the latest term expiring on 17 March 2022.
Arjil Commanditée-Arco does not hold any directorships or other positions.
At the time of the most recent re appointment of Arjil Commanditée- Arco on 9 March 2016, in application of the provisions of article 14-2 of the Articles of Association and based on a recommendation of the General Partners, the Supervisory Board re appointed, within Arjil Commanditée-Arco:

  • Arnaud Lagardère as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer;
  • Pierre Leroy, as Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer;
  • Thierry Funck-Brentano, as Chief Operating Officer.

As legal representatives of Arjil Commanditée-Arco, Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA, Pierre Leroy and Thierry Funck-Brentano act as "Co-Managing Partners" of Lagardère SCA and are, along with Arnaud Lagardère, executive corporate officers.


Managing Partners biographies

ARNAUD LAGARDÈRE
(see above)

   
PIERRE LEROY

4, rue de Presbourg - 75116 Paris
Date of birth: 8 October 1948

Number of Lagardère SCA shares held at 31 December 2016: 67,292

Pierre Leroy is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Reims business school and holds a degree in law. He has spent his entire career with the Lagardère group.
He was appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of MMB (which became Lagardère SCA) in 1987, then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère Sociétés in 1988 and Secretary General of the Lagardère group in 1993.
He was appointed Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA in March 2004.
 
THIERRY FUNCK-BRENTANO

4, rue de Presbourg - 75116 Paris
Date of birth: 2 May 1947
Number of Lagardère SCA shares held at 31 December 2016: 103,631

Thierry Funck-Brentano holds a master's degree in management from the University of Paris Dauphine as well as an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg) in the United States. He has spent his entire career with the Lagardère group.
He was appointed Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA in March 2010.

Press releases

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2017/05/10

First-quarter 2017 revenue

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