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Issuance of a Mandatory Exchangeable Bond with an upside exposure mechanism



Paris, April 6, 2006

Lagardère SCA has announced the issue of a Mandatory Exchangeable Bond redeemable in EADS shares, with a mechanism giving exposure up to 115% of the reference price, entirely subscribed by IXIS CIB.
Following the completion of JP Morgan & Morgan Stanley’s market placement (part of a co-ordinated DaimlerChrysler transaction), the Mandatory Exchangeable Bond’s reference price has been set at 32.6 euros.

The Mandatory Exchangeable Bond is pledged by 61.1 millions EADS shares, and represents around €1,990m.

The Lagardère Group is a market leader in the media sector (books, distribution/retailing of cultural products, press and audiovisual). The Group also has interests in the high technology sector via a 14.95% stake in EADS.

The Lagardère Group is listed on the Premier Marché of the Paris Stock Exchange.

Press Contacts:

Thierry Funck-Brentano - 33 (0)1 40 69 16 34 -

Arnaud Molinié - 33 (0)1 40 69 16 72 -

Investor Relations Contact:

Laurent Carozzi - 33 (0)1 40 69 18 02 -

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