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  1. Vivendi Chair, Investor Feud Over CEO Search

    2:50 am 9/9/2013

    Big shareholder Vincent Bollore wants to become the conglomerate's next CEO aft chairman Jean-Rene Fourtou reportedly wanted to bring in Bertelsmann boss Thomas Rabe.Read more

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  2. Vivendi Second-Quarter Earnings Decline

    11:11 pm 8/28/2013

    The French entertainment and telecom conglomerate posted improved results at Universal Music Group, but weaker financials at its telecom businesses. Read more

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  3. Vivendi to Mull Spin-off of French Telecom Arm Amid Focus on Media Businesses

    6:44 am 7/26/2013

    The company, which owns Universal Music and French pay TV firm Canal Plus, is getting $13.7 billion from planned divestitures, but says it is not eyeing any major acquisitions.Read more

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  4. Activision Blizzard to Buy Back Most of Vivendi's Controlling Stake in $5.8 Billion Deal

    11:46 pm 7/25/2013

    UPDATED: Also, an investment vehicle led by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and co-chairman Brian Kelly will buy a piece for more than $2.3 billion, leaving Vivendi with a 12 percent share.Read more

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  5. Vivendi Takes Step Toward Focusing on Media, Entertainment Businesses

    3:21 am 7/23/2013

    The company has entered into exclusive negotiations to finalize a sale of its 53 percent stake in Maroc Telecom for around $5.5 billion as it looks to trim its telecom holdings.Read more

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  6. Vivendi to Review Bids for Maroc Telecom

    4:40 am 4/24/2013

    The French conglomerate, which also owns Universal Music Group, has been mulling a possible sale of its telecom assets to focus on its media and entertainment businesses.Read more

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  7. Universal Music, Disney Music Strike Global Commercial, Creative Pact

    12:08 pm 3/20/2013

    The deal gives Disney Music artists, such as Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, and labels access to Universal producers and songwriters.Read more

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  8. Vivendi Suspends Auction of Brazil Broadband Firm Amid Low Bids

    7:05 am 3/15/2013

    The stock drops after the conglomerate says offers from DirecTV and another group for GVT weren't satisfactory, possibly delaying Vivendi's transformation.Read more

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  9. Vivendi Stock Drops Amid Lack of Asset Sales News

    1:58 am 2/26/2013

    UPDATED: An analyst says that a $1.24 billion financial reserve for a recent legal judgment against the company also provided a drag on the stock. Read more

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  10. Vivendi Fourth-Quarter Adjusted Profit Drops 18 Percent

    11:55 pm 2/25/2013

    Full-year results improved at the Activision Blizzard video games business and Universal Music Group as the company continues to explore telecom asset sales.Read more

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