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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yannick Bollore

39 2018 Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Arnaud Nicolas de Puyfontaine

55 2014 Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer

Philippe Benacin

60 2018 Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lead Independent Director of the Supervisory Board

Herve Philippe

60 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board

Stephane Roussel

57 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board

Simon Gillham

63 2015 Member of the Management Board, Senior Executive Vice President, Communications of Vivendi

Cedric de Bailliencourt

49 2017 Senior Vice President responsible for investor relations and inter-group financial communication, Member of the Management Board

Gilles Alix

60 2017 Senior Vice President in Charge for Inter-Group coordination, Member of the Management Board

Frederic Crepin

49 2015 General Counsel, Member of the Management Board

Tarak Ben Ammar

69 2015 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Aliza Jabes

56 2010 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Katie Jacobs Stanton

50 2014 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Cathia Lawson-Hall

47 2015 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Michele Reiser

69 2018 Independent Member of the Supervisory Board

Cyrille Bollore

33 2019 Member of the Supervisory Board

Paulo Cardoso

45 2014 Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board

Dominique Delport

51 2015 Member of the Supervisory Board

Veronique Driot-Argentin

56 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board

Sandrine Le Bihan

48 2017 Member of the Supervisory Board Representing Employee Shareholders

Xavier Le Roy

Executive Vice President, Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Yannick Bollore

Mr. Yannick Bollore has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Vivendi SA since April 19, 2018. He is a graduate of Paris Dauphine University. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Havas Group, one of the world’s largest communications groups with revenue of $2 billion and more than 20,000 employees in 100 countries. He co-founded the production company WY Productions in 2002 (Hell, Yves Saint Laurent). In 2006, he joined his family group, the Bollore Group, to launch and develop its media division. Within five years, Bollore Media (D8, D17) became the leading independent French TV group and was subsequently sold to Canal+, making the Bollore Group a shareholder in Vivendi. He then joined the Havas Group in 2011 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2013. He initiated a major restructuring of the group to make it the most integrated and forward-thinking business in its industry. In 2017, Vivendi obtained control of the Havas Group. Yannick Bollore was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi in April 2018.

Arnaud Nicolas de Puyfontaine

Mr. Arnaud Nicolas Philippe Maxime Georges Roy de Puyfontaine has served as Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi SA since June 24, 2014. He is a graduate of the ESCP (1988), the Multimedia Institute (1992) and Harvard Business School (2000). He started his career as a consultant at Arthur Andersen and then in 1989 worked as a project manager at Rhone-Poulenc Pharma in Indonesia. In 1990, he joined Le Figaro as Deputy Director. In 1995, as a member of the founding team of the Emap group in France, he headed Télé Poche and Studio Magazine, managed the acquisition of Télé Star and Télé Star Jeux, and launched the Emap Star Division, before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Emap France in 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emap France, and, in 2000, joined the Executive Board of Emap plc. He led several M&A deals, and concomitantly, from 2000 to 2005, served as Chairman of EMW, the Emap/ Wanadoo digital subsidiary. In August 2006, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Editions Mondadori France. In June 2007, he became General Manager of all digital business for the Mondadori group. In April 2009, Arnaud de Puyfontaine joined the US media group Hearst as Chief Executive Officer of its UK subsidiary, Hearst UK. In 2011, on behalf of the Hearst group, he led the acquisition from the Lagardere group of 102 magazines published abroad, and, in June 2011, was appointed Executive Vice President of Hearst Magazines International. In August 2013, he was appointed Managing Director of Western Europe. He has also been Chairman of ESCP Europe Alumni. From January to June 2014, Arnaud de Puyfontaine was a member of the Vivendi Management Board and Senior Executive Vice President in charge of its media and content operations. Since June 24, 2014, he has been Chairman of the Management Board.

Philippe Benacin

Mr. Philippe Benacin is Independent Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Lead Independent Director of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA. He graduated from Essec in 1983, the year in which he founded Interparfums with Jean Madar. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Benacin developed Interparfums’ portfolio of licensed brands, supply chain, international distribution and, more generally, the company’s strategy and growth, including its IPO in 1995. Interparfums is a major player in the Perfume and Cosmetics market and manages, among others, the brands Lanvin, Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Karl Lagerfeld, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Repetto, and Balmain.

Herve Philippe

Mr. Herve Philippe has been Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board of Vivendi SA since June 24, 2014. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a degree in Economic Sciences. He began his career with Credit National in 1982 as account manager for business ?nancing in the Ile-de-France region. In 1989, he joined the French market authority, the Commission des opérations de bourse (COB) as manager of the French listed company sector. From 1992 to 1998, he served as Head of the Transactions and Financial Information department. In 1998, he joined the Sagem group, where he held the positions of Director of Legal and Administrative Affairs at Sagem SA (1998-2000), Chief Administrative and Financial Officer at Sfim (1999-2000), and Director of Communication at Sagem SA (2000-2001). In 2001, he took on the role of Chief Financial Officer and became a member of the Sagem SA Management Board in 2003. Herve Philippe was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Havas Group in November 2005 and, in May 2010, was named Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Directeur général délégué) until December 31, 2013. He has served as Vivendi’s Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2014 and as a member of its Management Board since June 24, 2014.

Stephane Roussel

Mr. Stephane Roussel is Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Management Board of Vivendi SA since November 2015. He is a graduate of the Ecole des Psychologues Praticiens de Paris. Stephane Roussel began his career working for the Xerox group from 1985 to 1997. From 1997 to 2004, he held positions within the Carrefour group. He was first appointed Director of Human Resources for hypermarkets in France, before becoming Director of Human Resources Development for international business and then Director of Human Resources France for the entire Carrefour group. From 2004 to 2009, he served as SFR’s Vice President of Human Resources. From 2009 to 2012, Stephane Roussel held the position of Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Vivendi before being appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SFR in June 2012, a position he held until May 2013, at which time he joined Vivendi’s General Management. He was appointed to the Vivendi Management Board on June 24, 2014. Since November 2015, he has been Vivendi’s Chief Operating Officer, after serving as its Senior Executive Vice President, Development and Organization since October 2014. In June 2016, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gameloft SE.

Simon Gillham

Mr. Simon Gillham is Member of the Management Board, Chairman of Vivendi Village and Senior Executive Vice President, Communications of Vivendi SA since November 10, 2015. He holds degrees from the Universities of Sussex and Bristol. In 1981, Simon Gillham began his career at Thomson where he was responsible for language and management training. In 1985 he formed his own training and communication company: York Consultants. In 1991 he was appointed Vice President Communications of Thomson Consumer Electronics and subsequently joined the CarnaudMetalbox group in 1994. In early 1999, Simon Gillham became Vice President, Global Communications of the Valeo group before taking on the role of Vice President, Communications at Havas in April 2001. He joined Vivendi in 2007, serving as Senior Executive Vice President, Communications & CSR. Simon Gillham is Chairman of Vivendi Village. In this role, he oversees the activities of Vivendi Ticketing (Digitick, See Tickets and Paylogic), L’Olympia and the Theatre de l’OEuvre. He is also responsible for LIVE activities, Olympia Production and U-Live at Vivendi Village. He is Chairman of the Copyrights Group Limited in the United Kingdom. He was appointed to the Vivendi Management Board on November 10, 2015. He is Chairman of CA Brive Rugby Club.

Cedric de Bailliencourt

Mr. Cedric de Bailliencourt holds the positions of Member of the Management Board and Senior Vice President responsible for investor relations and inter-group financial communication at Vivendi SA. Mr. de Bailliencourt is a graduate of the Bordeaux Institut d’Etudes Politiques. He holds a Master’s degree in Political and Social Communications from the Paris-Sorbonne I University. He has served as the Bollore Group’s Chief Financial Officer since 2008, as Vice Chairman of Bollore and, since 2002, as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Financiere de l’Odet. He joined the Bollore Group in 1996 as Chairman of Bollore Participations. Cedric de Bailliencourt is a member of Vallourec’s Supervisory Board and a permanent representative of Compagnie du Cambodge on the Supervisory Board of Banque Hottinguer. Cedric de Bailliencourt was appointed to the Vivendi Management Board on September 1, 2017.

Gilles Alix

Mr. Gilles Alix is Senior Vice President in Charge for Inter-Group coordination, Member of the Management Board at Vivendi SA since September 1, 2017. He is a graduate of the EM Lyon (Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lyon) and is a certified public accountant. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Bollore Group since 2006. He began his auditing career at BEFEC in 1982. He joined the Bollore Group in 1987 as Chief Financial Officer of the film division based in Brittany. His functions were then extended to all industrial divisions, after which he was appointed Director of Management Control of the group in 1994. From 1997, Gilles Alix held various positions in the transport and logistics division of the group, notably with SAGA and DELMAS, where he served as Chairman from 1999 to 2006. Gilles Alix was appointed to the Vivendi Management Board on September 1, 2017. He is a Chevalier de la légion d’honneur and a Chevalier de l’Ordre national du Mérite.

Frederic Crepin

Mr. Frederic Raymond Crepin has served as Member of the Management Board of Vivendi SA since November 10, 2015. He is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), and holds a Master’s degree in European business law from the Universite Pantheon-Assas (Paris II), a Master’s degree in labor and employment law from the Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense (Paris X Nanterre), and an LLM degree (Master of Laws) from New York University School of Law. Admitted to the bars of both Paris and New York, Frederic Crepin began his career working as an attorney at several law firms. He was an associate at Simeon & Associes in Paris from 1995 to 1998 and at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York from 1999 to 2000. From July 2000 to August 2005, Frederic Crepin served as a Special Advisor to the General Counsel and as a member of the Legal department of Vivendi Universal before being appointed Senior Vice President and Head of the Legal Department of Vivendi in August 2005. In June 2014, he was named General Counsel of the Vivendi group. In September 2015, he became General Counsel of Canal+ Group. In October 2018, he was appointed Group Chief Compliance Officer. He was appointed to the Vivendi Management Board on November 10, 2015.

Tarak Ben Ammar

Mr. Tarak Ben Ammar is Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA since April 17, 2015. Tarak Ben Ammar is an entrepreneur in audiovisual media both within Europe and worldwide. He began his career in 1974 by convincing a number of American producers to produce parts of their films in Tunisia. As a result, he participated in the production of a number of international films, including the blockbusters Star Wars (George Lucas) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg). He has also co-produced and distributed more than 70 movies, including the prestigious La Traviata (Franco Zeffirelli), Pirates (Roman Polanski), The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson) and L’Or Noir (Jean-Jacques Annaud). Simultaneously, he developed a group that is now present in several countries, including: 33 in France, through his company Quinta Communications, he participated in the development of the French film industry, and, as an investor, he partnered with Luc Besson to found Cite du Cinema, set to become a first-class international film studio; in Italy, his subsidiary Prima TV has rapidly established its position as the fourth-largest multimedia group, behind Mediaset, RAI and Sky, primarily through the company Eagle, the largest independent distributor in the country. In 2013, the telecommunications group Nabil Sawiris purchased a stake in Prima; 33 in North Africa, he is committed to promoting the values of tolerance and freedom in his country of birth. He co-founded the TV channel Nessma, which has become the leading television channel in Tunisia, Algeria and Libya and the second biggest channel in Morocco. On account of its independence and democratic views, this channel played a central role in the Arab Spring and the fight against radical Islam. He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in international economics.

Aliza Jabes

Ms. Aliza Jabes has been an Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA since April 29, 2010. She is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She holds an MBA from New York University (NYU). She began her career as a financial analyst for the Eli Lilly laboratory in Indianapolis (USA). At the start of the 1990s, she decided to go into business and took over NUXE, at the time a tiny cosmetics laboratory in Paris, with the goal of building a wide-reaching natural beauty brand. In the space of just a few years, NUXE became a leading global cosmetics group. It also has a strong position in the wellbeing industry, with more than 50 deluxe spa centers in France and abroad. In 2007 and 2011, NUXE’s strategy in innovation and industrial property was recognized and rewarded twice by the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI). Aliza Jabes has regularly won awards and honors for her exceptional career. In 2011, she received the prestigious Prix de l’Entrepreneur de l’Année from EY – L’Express. In 2012, Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) gave her the Achiever Award for her exceptional career in the cosmetics industry, and in 2014 she won the Trophée Femmes en Or (Havas International) in the “Women in Business”category, which rewarded her for her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. After being promoted to the rank of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 2008, she was named Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite in 2015.

Katie Jacobs Stanton

Ms. Katie Jacobs Stanton is Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA. In June 2016, Katie Stanton joined Color Genomics as Chief Marketing Officer. She is a graduate of Rhodes College (1991) and holds a Master’s degree from the School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Katie Stanton is the founding partner of #Angels, a Silicon Valley-based investment group. Until 2016, she was Global Media Vice President for Twitter. Previously, she served as Vice President for International Market Development with Twitter, responsible for partnerships, user growth and key operations in the strategic markets of Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. She participated in the setting up of a number of international offices, including in the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Spain, Brazil and Germany. Before joining Twitter, she worked at the White House, the US State Department, Google and Yahoo.

Cathia Lawson-Hall

Ms. Cathia Lawson-Hall is Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA since September 2, 2015. She holds a post-graduate degree (DEA) in Finance from Paris Dauphine University in France. She is in charge of the overall relationship and strategic consulting with governments, large corporates and financial institutions in Africa at Societe Generale. Cathia Lawson-Hall is also Head of the Financial Institutions Group for Africa at Societe Generale. Previously, she was Managing Director, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets for a number of large corporates in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. Cathia Lawson-Hall joined Societe Generale in 1999 as a sales-side credit analyst covering the telecommunications and media sectors before moving into financial consulting. She has over 20 years’ experience in corporate and investment banking.

Michele Reiser

Ms. Michele Reiser has served as Independent Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA since April 19, 2018. She is a philosopher by profession. In 1975, she started a weekly literary show for young people on French TV channel FR3, which she hosted for eight years. She also had a literary column in Le Monde de l’Éducation and later worked regularly at Ex Libris. As a filmmaker, producer and TV film author, she produced documentaries, profiles and major stories on key themes broadcast on France 2, France 3, France 5, Canal+ and Arte between 1983 and 2005, including: social issues – Les Trois Mousquetaires Shanghai and La Vie en rollers; politics – she produced the Un Maire, une Ville collection with Alain Juppe in Bordeaux and Jean-Claude Gaudin in Marseille; psychiatric issues – Le Cinéma de notre anxiété, Un homme sous haute surveillance, and Épilepsies; romantic traditions – Les Amoureux de Shanghai, L’Amour au Brésil, and Les Amoureux du Printemps de Prague; child and adolescent development – Premiers émois, Vis ta vie, ou les parents ça sert à rien, La vérité sort de la bouche des enfants; and profiles – Reiser, Juppe, Francois Truffaut, correspondance a une voix. She also directed musical and theatre shows as well as operas, including Le Barbier de Séville with Ruggero Raimondi. She founded Les Films du Pharaon and served as its Director from 1998-2005. In January 2005, she was appointed a member of France’s Audiovisual Council by the French President and presided over the Audiovisual Production, Free Private Channels, Advertising and Cinema and Music working groups over her six-year term.

Cyrille Bollore

Mr. Cyrille Bollore has been Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA since April 15, 2019. A graduate of Paris Dauphine University, he holds a Master's degree in economics and management, with a major in finance. He was Deputy Manager of Supplies and Logistics at Bollore Energy from November 2007 to November 2008, and then Manager from December 2008 to August 2010. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bollore Energy in September 2010 and Chairman in October 2011. He became Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Bollore in August 2012 and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bollore in June 2013. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in March 2019. He was Chairman of Bollore Logistics until December 2014, Chairman of Bollore Transport Logistics from November 2014 to May 2016, and has been Chairman of Bollore Transport & Logistics Corporate (formerly Bollore Transport & Logistics) since April 2016. In September 2017, he was appointed Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Financière de l'Odet.

Paulo Cardoso

Mr. Paulo Cardoso is Employee Representative Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA since October 16, 2014. He is a trained accountant, joined Compagnie Generale des Eaux in 1997 as administrative manager in the Communications department. In 2001, he joined the Finance department’s accounting unit. In 2002, he moved to the Treasury department, where he is responsible for the Canal+ Group’s cash management and the group’s network systems.

Dominique Delport

Mr. Dominique Delport is Member of the Supervisory Board of Vivendi SA since April 17, 2015. He is a graduate of the EM Lyon (Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lyon) and a winner of the MBA Moot Corp International Challenge hosted by the University of Texas, Austin. He is also the recipient of an Emmy Award. He has had three distinct professional careers: television journalist, Internet entrepreneur, and head of a media agency, all of which give him expertise in content, digital and media at an international level. Dominique Delport began his career as Deputy Chief Editor for the television channel M6 Lyon, and then became Chief Editor at M6 Lille. In 1996, he was appointed Chief Editor at M6, the second largest private television channel in France. From 1996 to 2000, he directed the news program 6 Minutes (four million daily viewers) and news reports including Zone Interdite and Capital. In April 2000, he gave up his career in television to move into the world of startups, forming the streaming multimedia company Streampower, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In October 2001, Streampower became a 75% subsidiary of the Rivaud Media group (Bollore Group). In 2003, Dominique Delport launched a daily program on Canal+, Merci pour l’info, and in 2004, for France 5, he created and produced the program C.U.L.T., an interactive televised broadcast on urban cultures featuring live videos from bloggers. After participating in the launch of Direct 8 (TNT), Dominique Delport hosted the weekly show titled 8-Fi, a live broadcast devoted to new media and technologies. Dominique Delport joined Media Planning Group (MPG) on February 1, 2006 as Managing Director, while retaining his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Streampower. He was appointed Chief Executive of MPG France in June 2006 and then, in February 2007, Managing Director of Havas Media France.

Veronique Driot-Argentin

Ms. Veronique Driot-Argentin has held the position of Member of the Supervisory Board at Vivendi SA, since April 27, 2017. She joined Compagnie Generale des Eaux in 1989 where she began her career in the press services group of the Corporate Communications department. In 1991, she joined the Ile-de-France Regional Water Authority and then, in 1994, moved to the Human Resources department of Generale des Eaux as special assistant to the Group Head of Human Resources working in employee relations, a position she continues to hold at Vivendi. In 2011, she began working with Vivendi’s Head of Training and has been a Training Manager in the Human Resources Department since 2016. Veronique Driot-Argentin has been the CFTC trade union delegate since 2006. She sat on the Employment Tribunal in Paris from 2008 to 2015. Since 2014, she has been a town councillor in Villecresnes (Val-de-Marne département) and Vice President of the Social Housing and Action Management Committee.

Sandrine Le Bihan

Ms. Sandrine Le Bihan has served as Member of the Supervisory Board at Vivendi SA, since April 25, 2017. She a trained accountant, joined Compagnie Generale des Eaux in 1992 as a manager in the Securities department. In 2003, she became Group Company Directory and Database Manager within Vivendi’s Legal department. She works in corporate and securities laws, including employee shareholding schemes. She served in “Vivendi Groupe Epargne” collective investment fund, Chairwoman and member of the Supervisory Board. “Opus Vivendi” collective investment fund, Member, of the Supervisory Board representing the fund’s unit holders, Vivendi’s Single Staff Delegation (DUP), representative and treasurer, Group Works Council, member, IDSE, member of the bureau.

Xavier Le Roy