Dropbox and Lagardère Active join forces to accelerate the digital transformation of France’s largest media group.

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Paris, April 24, 2015

Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO and Denis Olivennes, Chairman of Lagardère Active, have announced a technological partnership to enhance the digital transformation of France’s largest media group.
Under this agreement, Dropbox will provide storage and collaborative sharing solutions to all of the group’s teams.

As part of this technological modernisation, Lagardère Active is equipping all of its 3,000 employees with Dropbox Enterprise accounts.

“We are impatient to work with Lagardère Active, a leading media group in France, to help them step up their digital transformation and meet their needs in document sharing, modernisation of cooperative working and incorporating mobile data access. We are happy to continue working with French companies and institutions to help them meet new challenges. This first agreement represents a success for Philippe Plichon and his team, who have been able to establish this partnership with success,” said Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO.

For the teams at Lagardère Active the agreement will further develop the on-going digital transformation of working practices. “This cooperation will enable Lagardère Active to improve employees’ communication both internally and externally, whenever and wherever they are, on all their devices with enhanced security. From the editorial team at Paris Match to the marketing teams at Europe1, via Lagardère Entertainment’s production companies, Dropbox’s Enterprise solution will offer a better solution to meet the needs of each of the group’s business units and every type of professional cooperation use. Fabien Sfez, our Director of Digital and Technological Development, and his teams will ensure that this is a fruitful partnership,” added Denis Olivennes, Chairman of Lagardère Active.

This partnership will thus allow Dropbox’s French team to deploy its strategy in the market: “Interest in Dropbox and our Enterprise solution is very strong in the French market, and I am delighted about this partnership with Lagardère Active. I will make sure that we combine the talents of our local teams and our people in San Francisco to develop this partnership over the long term,” stated Philippe Plichon, Managing Director of Dropbox France.

Dropbox press contact:

Maud Camus - dropbox@havasww.com

Dropbox in brief

Dropbox's goal is to provide everyone -- individuals and companies alike -- space to store and share files and bring them to life. Dropbox creates the opportunity to cooperate in an ever more productive way and simplifies the daily lives of millions of people by giving them a way of accessing all of their content, from anywhere, at any time, on all of their devices. Dropbox's services come in three versions: a free version for individuals, Dropbox Pro for greater storage capacity, and Dropbox for Business for the specific needs of companies.


About Lagardère Active

Lagardère Active is one of the four major institutional divisions of Lagardère SCA, alongside Lagardère Publishing (Books and e-Publishing), Lagardère Services (Travel Retail and Distribution) and Lagardère Unlimited (Sports and Entertainment).
Lagardère Active has leading positions in its business areas, particularly magazine publishing, audio-visual (radio, TV and TV production), digital media (pure play sites, mobile and tablet apps), advertising space sales and non-media brand licensing in France and abroad (Lagardère Active Entreprises).

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