Paris Match and Getty Images announce exclusive partnership

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Paris, April 11, 2012

Paris Match, France’s premiere news magazine and Getty Images, one of the world’s leading content creators, have today announced an unprecedented partnership which will see Getty Images as the key global distribution partner for the magazine, representing Paris Match’s award-winning content around the world.

A selection of more than 200,000 contemporary and historic photographs from the Paris Match archives will be distributed internationally by Getty Images, across the media company’s global business network in over 100 countries. The rich vein of represented content will span from the 1940s to the present day, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes shoots and breaking news.

For over 60 years, Paris Match has been synonymous with high-quality photojournalism and has been at the very heart of unfolding news. This new partnership combines Paris Match’s tremendous historic and contemporary content with the quality and accessibility that Getty Images is renowned for. Available in 120 countries, Paris Match now offers greater access to its photographic content: a treasure-trove of content, exclusive scoops and snapshots from the 1940s to today. This collection will expand upon the already extensive Getty Images archive of over 85 million images.

Olivier Royant, Editor-in-Chief of Paris Match says: “Getty Images and Paris Match have long shared the same photojournalistic values. This new partnership will contribute to photography’s ability to communicate key moments in time around the world and will highlight the treasures of the Paris Match archives.

Agnès Vergez, Deputy Publisher, adds: “This agreement is the first step towards a long-term developmental strategy to promote the work of our photographers that will also feature a diversity of cultural manifestations.

Adrian Murrell, Senior Vice President, Global Editorial, Getty Images says: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with the iconic French publication, Paris Match. The magazine is synonymous with the very highest calibre of photojournalism and has unparalleled access to the world’s top celebrities and politicians; their iconic content will complement Getty Images’ editorial offering. As our customers’ need for a wide range of engaging visual content continues to grow, the Paris Match collection will provide customers with access to an even broader range of international, award-winning editorial imagery.

For further information, please contact:

Lagardère Active -  Lucie Dugit-Gros - Tel: +33 (0)1 41 34 79 25
Email: presse@lagardere-active.com

Paris Match Editing - Phillipe Legrand - Tel: +33 (0)1 41 34 72 58
Email: phillipe.legrand@lagardere-active.com

About Paris Match
Paris Match, France's premier news weekly, present in 120 countries, has a circulation of more than 620 000 copies sold each week and a readership of 3.7 million people (One 2011).
A pioneer on the iPad launching its application in 2010, Paris Match is also present on the web via the Lagardère Active News Bouquet, which boasts a weekly audience of 4 million unique viewers (Nielsen). Paris Match has also just won the "Magazine of the Year" Award from the Press Syndicate Magazine (SPM).

About Getty Images
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites.
Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.co.uk to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

Images are available on request.

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