Lagardère SA’s reaction to the press announcement of a judicial investigation opening
Corporate & other activities
Paris, 24 July 2021
Lagardère SA takes note of the information published the 23rd of July 2021 in Le Monde according to which a judicial investigation would be opened.
Lagardère SA firmly denies any assembly vote purchase, as well as, more generally, any offence or irregularity mentioned in the Le Monde article. The company acts within the law and will vigorously defend itself against any contrary allegation.
Eventually Lagardère SA deplores the press leaking of information which would result from an investigation procedure, contrary to the investigations secrecy which is protected by criminal law, and asked its counsels to initiate any legal proceedings as a result of this violation.
Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
The Group is structured around two priority divisions: Lagardère Publishing (Book and e-Publishing, Mobile and Board games) and Lagardère Travel Retail (Travel Essentials, Duty Free & Fashion, Foodservice).
The Group's operating assets also include Lagardère News and Lagardère Live Entertainment.
Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris.
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