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  • Livre de Poche celebrates its 50th anniversary.
  • Lagardère puts all of its shareholdings in Renault up for sale. Death of Jean-Luc Lagardère and appointment of Arnaud Lagardère as managing partner of Lagardère SCA.
  • 3,000th issue of Elle.
  • Launch of the magazine Public.
  • Lagardère sells its automobile engineering activities to the Italian group Pininfarina.
  • Lagardère acquires 40% of Editis (from Vivendi Universal Publishing).
  • Over five million copies of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, published by JC Lattès (Hachette Livre), sold throughout the world.
  • Launch of Filles TV, the first cable channel aimed at teenage girls.
  • Acquisition of the British publisher Hodder Headline by Hachette Livre.
  • Le Journal de Mickey celebrates its 70th anniversary.
  • Inaugural flight of the A380 in Toulouse.
  • Launch of the channels Europe 2 and Gulli (the latter in partnership with France Télévisions) on free DTT.
  • Celebration of 60 years of Elle.
  • Creation of Team Lagardère, a scientific and technical programme designed to support sports performance.
  • Celebration at the Maison de la Culture in Paris of the centenary of Japan's oldest magazine, Fujingaho (HFM).
  • Hachette Livre acquires American publisher Time Warner Books.
  • Lagardère Group raises its stake in Canal+ to 20%.
  • Bibliothèque Rose celebrates 150 years.
  • HDS Digital kiosk opens at Relay and Virgin Mega sites, giving web users the option of downloading a broad range of press titles
  • Lagardère Group becomes the new franchisee of the Croix Catelan sports and entertainment site (Bois de Boulogne, Paris) for a twenty-year period.
  • Pooling of the Group's magazine-publishing and audiovisual and digital activities is announced. Hachette Filipacchi Médias and Lagardère Active are merged under the Lagardère Active name and transformed into companies with an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board, headed by Didier Quillot.
  • Lagardère acquires Sportfive, the leading European sports rights management company.
  • Issue of ORAPA (adjustable-parity convertible bonds) by Lagardère SCA, involving 7.5% of EADS' capital.

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)


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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.