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Paris, September 13, 2012

Europe Images International becomes Lagardère Entertainment Rights (LE Rights)

Lagardère Entertainment's distribution subsidiary, headed by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, is changing its name to become Lagardère Entertainment Rights (LE Rights).

This reflects Lagardère Entertainment's desire to strengthen ties between its production and distribution activities.

LE Rights reaffirms its will to become a major player in distribution by pursuing a strategy to expand its catalogue with iconic programs for the international market, through acquisition (Bref., Play, Which is Witch) as well as group productions (Transporter, the series and Xiaolin).

As of now LE Rights will also act as a partner in financing international series.

"The value of rights has become fundamental in our profession," says Christophe Thoral, COO of Lagardère Entertainment. "It is essential for Lagardère Entertainment, leader in French audiovisual production, to draw on the strengths of a powerful distribution company such as LE Rights."

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About Lagardère Entertainment Rights :
Lagardère Entertainment Rights - a Lagardère Entertainment distribution company (Lagardère is the number 1 producer of fiction in France) - managed by Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet, is one of Europe's largest distributors of television programs. EII's catalogue of 7,000 hours of television spans every genre: fiction (‘Julie Lescaut', ‘Josephine Guardian Angel, ‘Justice Street, ‘Un Gars, une Fille'); documentary (‘Life Before Life, ‘The Destiny of Rome', ‘the Cousteau catalogue'); animation (‘My Giant Friend, ‘Mini-Wolf', ‘Scary Larry'); and feature films (‘Cyrano de Bergerac', ‘The Horseman on the Roof, ‘Evening Dress').

About Lagardère Entertainment :
Founded in 2008, Lagardère Entertainment (Lagardère Active company) manages all of the Lagardère group's film and television production. Lagardère Entertainment is France's leading film and television producer (fiction, entertainment programming, animation) with GMT, DEMD, Image & Compagnie, Merlin, Aubes, and Ango for productions in French; Atlantique and Genao Productions for international productions; Maximal, Carson, Angel, 909 Productions, Electron Libre, Telmondis Productions, Léo Vision, and Add-On Factory for non-scripted programming; and Europe Images International, Telmondis Distribution, and les Editions Musicales François 1er for rights and distribution. Lagardère Entertainment is now a major player in the production and management of artistic content. Its leading programs include Julie Lescaut, Josephine Guardian Angel, C Dans l'Air, Mafiosa, Borgia, Clem, Stars du Rire, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, the Concert pour la Tolérance, C Politique, Flics, Foster Family, Fish'n Chips and the series The Transporter.

Lagardère Entertainment Rights