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Rugby star Sébastien Chabal joins Lagardère Unlimited


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Paris, February 8, 2011

Lagardère Unlimited, the branch of the Lagardère group that deals with sport and entertainment, has today announced the signing of an exclusive marketing representation contract with the well-known rugby player Sébastien Chabal.

Over the next few weeks, during the 2011 Six Nations Championship, Sébastien and the rest of the French team will endeavour to defend their title as 2010 Six Nations Grand Slam champions while keeping the big prize in their sights: the forthcoming Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, home of the All Blacks.

Born on 8th December 1977 in Valence, Sébastien started his rugby career in Beauvallon then moved to Valence, Bourgoin-Jallieu and Sale (England) before joining Racing Métro 92 in June 2009. Donning the blue jersey for the first time aged 22, in a match against Scotland in 2000, he has now amassed 59 caps with the French XV. Two-time winner of the Six Nations Championship (2007, 2010), English Premiership champion (2006) and winner of the European Shield (2005), Sébastien has also taken part in two World Cups (2003, 2007).

One of the most popular French sports personalities, the international rugby star shot to fame during the French XV’s tour of New Zealand in 2007. Feared on the pitch thanks to his devastating charges and tackles, Sébastien is idolised by many for the strong and positive values that he represents. He has become a true national icon who pushes the boundaries of his sport.

Lagardère Unlimited will use its international scope and commercial influence in order to develop, promote and market Sébastien Chabal’s image in the best possible way, alongside Laminak Conseil, who manage his image and media relations.

Sébastien Chabal will be represented by Romain Collinet from the Lagardère Unlimited Paris office.

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, Gaël Monfils and Justine Henin.

Press contact:

Luthna Plocus - Head of Communication and External Relations
+ 33 1 40 69 16 66 -

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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