Vivendi and Gameloft announce that the Gameloft Shareholders’ Meeting appointed five members proposed by Vivendi to the Board of Directors of Gameloft, a leading international digital and social gaming publisher and developer.
Vivendi, which owns 95.94% of the share capital and 95.77% of the voting rights of Gameloft following the completion on June 15, 2016, of the public tender offer announced on February 18, 2016, wanted to change the board’s composition to reflect the company’s new shareholder structure.
The five new members of the Gameloft Board of Directors are:
– Sébastien Bolloré, Chairman of Omnium Bolloré, Director and Chairman of Blue Solutions USA;
– Frédéric Crépin, Member of the Vivendi Management Board, General Counsel of Vivendi and Canal+ Group;
– Francine Mayer, Chairman of Canal+ Régie;
– Stéphane Roussel, Member of the Vivendi Management Board, COO of Vivendi; and
– Maxime Saada, CEO of Canal+ Group, Chairman and CEO of Dailymotion.
Following today’s Shareholders’ Meeting, the Board of Directors held a meeting at which it appointed Stéphane Roussel as Chairman and CEO of Gameloft.
In a message sent to all Gameloft employees, Stéphane Roussel said: “I start my role today with an ambitious plan: to combine your creative passion with Vivendi’s to accelerate Gameloft’s development. You will be a fully-integrated member of the Vivendi family while maintaining your distinctiveness and originality.”
Vivendi will meet next week with Gameloft’s senior management in Paris to jointly discuss the company’s main strategic directions and make operational decisions.
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. The main subsidiaries of Vivendi comprise Canal+ Group and Universal Music Group. Canal+ is the leading pay-TV operator in France, and also serves markets in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Canal+ operations include Studiocanal, a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of film and TV series. Universal Music Group is the world leader in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising, with more than 50 labels covering all genres. A separate division, Vivendi Village, brings together Vivendi Ticketing (ticketing in the UK, the U.S and France), MyBestPro (experts counseling), Watchever (subscription video-on-demand), Radionomy (digital radio), the Paris-based concert venue L’Olympia, the CanalOlympia venues in Africa and the Theatre de l‘Oeuvre in Paris. With 3.5 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world. www.vivendi.com, www.cultureswithvivendi.com
A leading digital and social game publisher, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms and with an audience of 147 million monthly users offers via Gameloft Advertising Solutions a unique level of visibility and involvement to advertisers. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Order & Chaos, Modern Combat and Dungeon Hunter and also partners with major rights holders including Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Disney®, Marvel®, Hasbro®, Fox Digital Entertainment, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs 6,000 people worldwide.
Gameloft is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (NYSE Euronext: GFT.PA, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA). Gameloft’s sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the US.