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Lagardère ranked fourth in the SBF 120 for the proportion of women on executive bodies


Corporate & other activities

Paris, 8 November 2022

The Lagardère group has achieved fourth place in the ninth edition of the Palmarès de la féminisation des instances dirigeantes des entreprises du SBF 120, a ranking of the top 120 French listed companies in terms of the proportion of women on executive bodies, with an overall score of 88.71/100.

Announced yesterday at the French National Assembly by Isabelle Rome, Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, this distinction rewards the Group’s commitment to gender balance in the workplace.

With women making up 65% of its total workforce, the Lagardère group pays careful attention to gender balance within its executive bodies, which is reflected in the proportion of women among senior executives in 2021:

  • 62.5% for the Board of Directors, with all three committees chaired by women;
  • 42.85% for the Executive Committee;
  • 44% of top executives.

In addition to this, the weighted gender equality index across all Group companies is 90.62/100, based on 2021 data.

Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lagardère SA, commented: “I am especially proud of this ranking, which recognises the progress the Group has made over the last few years as a result of the unwavering commitment of General Management together with all of the HR and CSR teams, who have long understood that our performance is grounded in the balanced representation of our people at all levels of the Company. Above all, this ranking will spur us on to press ahead with our proactive policy aimed at achieving further progress in the areas of diversity and inclusion.”

Introduced in 2013 and published by the Ministry of Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, this league table is used to rank the 120 largest French companies each year for their commitment to the representation of women on their executive bodies and, more generally, to gender equality at work.

Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs some 27,000 people and generated revenue of €5,130 million in 2021.
The Group focuses on three divisions: Lagardère Publishing (Book and e-Publishing, Board Games and Mobile Games), Lagardère Travel Retail (Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion and Foodservice) and Lagardère News (Paris Match, Le Journal du Dimanche, Europe 1, Virgin Radio, RFM, and the Elle brand licence).
The Group’s operating assets also include Lagardère Live Entertainment.
Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.

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