VIVENDI UNIVERSAL

VIVENDI UNIVERSAL

March 14, 2005 14:21 ET

Future Vivendi Universal Supervisory Board


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FOR: VIVENDI UNIVERSAL

NYSE SYMBOL: V
PARIS SYMBOL: EX FP

MARCH 14, 2005 - 14:21 ET

Future Vivendi Universal Supervisory Board

PARIS, FRANCE--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) -

During Vivendi Universal's (BOURSE:EX FP)(NYSE:V) Ordinary and
Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM), to take place on Thursday
April 28, 2005 (on second notice), shareholders will notably be asked to
approve the appointment to the future Supervisory Board of three new
members:

-- Ms. Sarah J. Franck, Chair of Sarah Franck & Co, former President and
CEO of BBC Worldwide Americas,

-- Mr. Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom,

-- Mr. Andrzej Olechowski, Advisor to Trust Polska, former Minister of
Foreign Affairs (1993-1995) and Minister of Finance (1992) of Poland.

Subject to approval of the resolutions by the AGM, and after the
departure of Ms. Marie-Josee Kravis, Mr. Bertrand Collomb and Mr. Gerard
Kleisterlee , who, for personal reasons, all chose not to continue to
serve on the future Supervisory Board of Vivendi Universal, the
Supervisory Board will be comprised of the three new members
aforementioned and the Board's nine current members. Mr. Jean-Rene
Fourtou will chair the Supervisory Board and Mr. Jean-Bernard Levy will
chair the Management Board.

Vivendi Universal is a leader in media and telecommunications with
activities in television and film (Canal+ Group), music (Universal Music
Group), interactive games (VU Games) and fixed and mobile
telecommunications (SFR Cegetel Group and Maroc Telecom).

Important Disclaimer:

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is
defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance.
Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements
as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are
outside our control, including but not limited to, the risk that the
individuals mentioned above may not be set forth for appointment as
provided for above, as well as the risks described in the documents
Vivendi Universal has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and the French Autorite des Marches Financiers. Investors and
security holders may obtain a free copy of documents filed by Vivendi
Universal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at
www.sec.gov or directly from Vivendi Universal. Vivendi Universal does
not undertake, nor does it have any obligation, to provide, update, or
revise any forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Vivendi Universal
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    (Paris)
    Antoine Lefort
    +33 (0) 1 71 71 11 80
    or
    Vivendi Universal
    Media
    (Paris)
    Agnes Vetillart
    +33 (0) 1 71 71 30 82
    or
    Vivendi Universal
    Media
    (Paris)
    Alain Delrieu
    +33 (0) 1 71 71 10 86
    or
    Vivendi Universal
    (New York)
    Flavie Lemarchand-Wood
    +(212) 572 1118
    or
    Vivendi Universal
    Investor Relations
    (Paris)
    Daniel Scolan
    +33 (0) 1 71 71 32 91
    or
    Vivendi Universal
    Investor Relations
    (Paris)
    Laurence Daniel
    +33 (0) 1 71 71 12 33
    or
    Vivendi Universal
    (New York)
    Eileen McLaughlin
    +(1) 212.572.8961