History

1865-1945

1897
  • Creation of Messageries Hachette, a major book and print media distribution company in France.
1900
  • Launch of the first bookstores on the Paris metro.
1905
  • Acquisition of a 100% stake in AGLP, a wholesaler and retail bookseller with outlets in South America and the major European countries.

Press releases

2022/09/13

1852 to 2022: Lagardère Travel Retail celebrates 170 years

2022/09/05

Monthly information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital

Message from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

"The conversion of Lagardère SCA into a joint-stock company (société anonyme) with a Board of Directors in 2021 marked a new chapter in the Group's history. Our governance is now characterised by a calm and constructive relationship with our main shareholders, which reinforces the integrity and durability of our Group..."
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The group's activities

Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide. It employs around 27,000 people and generated revenue of €5,130 million in 2021.
The Group is structured around two priority divisions.

 

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The group's values

Lagardère's values and corporate culture are founded on two pillars: its rich and varied history and the commitment of the people, past and present, who represent it.