Sale of EDITIS assets

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Corporate & other activities, Lagardère Publishing

Paris, May 25, 2004

The expiration of the exclusivity period granted to Wendel Investissement by Lagardère, which was initially set at midnight, Tuesday, May 25, has been extended until the end of the Pentecost weekend.

It was deemed necessary to extend this period to allow detailed verification that all the conditions of a draft agreement for the transfer of the Editis assets for sale have been met.

Press Contacts:

Thierry Funck-Brentano - 33 (0)1 40 69 16 34 - tfb@lagardere.fr

Jean-Pierre Joulin - 33 (0)1 40 69 18 03 - jpjoulin@lagardere.fr

Arnaud Molinié - 33 (0)1 40 69 16 72 - amolinie@lagardere.fr

Investor Relation Contact:

Alain Lemarchand - 33 (0)1 40 69 18 02

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