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  • Strategic alliance between Lagardère and Deutsche Telekom regarding Internet access: merger of T-Online and Club-Internet.
  • Hachette Distribution Services (HDS) launches Relay on 11 January 2000, the international sales outlet for press publications in freight transport areas.
  • The Lagardère and Canal + groups form an alliance on digital television.
  • Creation of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space company) on 10 July 2000 from the merger of Aérospatiale Matra SA, Aeronauticas SA and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG.
  • Official launch of the A380 programme.
  • Hachette Livre acquires the Spanish educational publisher Bruño and strengthens its international development in the key education sector.
  • Hachette Filipacchi Médias continues to grow, taking a 42% share in the Marie-Claire group.
  • Lagardère acquires the Virgin Stores brand and Virgin Megastore stores in France via its subsidiary Hachette Distribution Services (HDS).
  • Hachette Livre acquires Octopus Publishing, one of Britain's leading publishers of illustrated books.
  • Launch of Version Femina, the first weekly European women's magazine.
  • HFM acquires the British magazine publisher Attic Futura.
  • Virgin opens its doors in Barbès (Paris), the 31st Virgin Stores outlet in France.

Press releases


Information relating to the total number of voting rights and shares making up the share capital of Lagardère SA as of October 13, 2021(1)


Lagardère Travel Retail Switzerland launches world's first digital duty free vending machine with Inflyter

Arnaud Lagardère Editorial

"First and foremost, I hope that you and those you hold dear are holding up well and are in good health.
Faced with the unparalleled crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and which shaped 2020, our Group was able to react swiftly to mitigate its impacts as much as possible..."
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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 some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing 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.