Lagardère Unlimited signs rising finnish talent Micke Kontinen

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Paris, September 17, 2010

Lagardère Unlimited announced today they have signed a representation agreement with Finnish tennis player, Micke Kontinen.

Kontinen, considered one of the most talented juniors in the world, resides and trains in Finland. Ranked as high as 32 by the ITF, Kontinen won the Evert ITF Junior event earlier this year and recently finaled a future event in Vierumaki, Finland.

Micke Kontinen will be represented by Lagardère Unlimited Tennis President Ken Meyerson and Client Manager Daniel Becker. “We have been tracking Micke’s tennis for over a year. He continues to impress us with his attitude and ability. We believe he has what it takes to become a world class tennis professional,” Meyerson said.

Among its businesses, the talent management business unit of the Lagardère group, Lagardère Unlimited, representing some of the world’s best athletes in Sports and Entertainment, including Tennis, Football, Basketball, Rugby, Mixed Martial Arts, Fencing, Track and Field, Swimming, Motorsports, Cricket, Golf, Coaches, Living Legends and Entertainment.

Lagardère Unlimited also works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, and sports properties for sales/sponsorship opportunities. The company operates worldwide with offices in NY, LA, Miami, Paris, Singapore. Currently, Lagardère Unlimited represents some of the best sporting clients around the globe; including Andy Roddick, Magic Johnson, John Wall, Dwight Howard, Randy Moss, Sachin Tendulkar, Joakim Noah, Gael Monfils and Justine Henin.

Press contact :

Luthna Plocus - Head of Communication and External Relations - 01 40 69 16 66 - lplocus@lagardere-unlimited.fr

Lagardère is a pure media group (books, press, broadcast, digital, travel retail and press distribution, sport industry and entertainment), and is among the world leaders in the sector. Lagardère shares are listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A).

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