SOURCE: Thomson

May 15, 2007 14:57 ET

Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting of Thomson on May 15, 2007

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting of Thomson (Euronext 18453; NYSE: TMS) was held today, chaired by Frank Dangeard, the Group's Chairman & CEO, in the presence of the Board of Directors and of Thomson's senior management.

All resolutions submitted to the Shareholders' Meeting were approved, including a distribution of EUR 0.33 per share to be paid as from July 3, 2007, the renewal of the term of office of Mr. Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière, and the renewal of various delegations (especially financial and employee shareholder delegations).

During the Meeting, Frank Dangeard and other Executive Committee members: Julian Waldron (Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer), Jacques Dunogué (Senior Executive Vice President, Systems division), Jean-Charles Hourcade (Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer), and Marie-Ange Debon (Senior Executive Vice-President, General Secretary and External Communication) presented Thomson's 2006 results and the 2007-2009 Strategic plan.

In addition, the Board of Directors appointed François de Carbonnel, a recently co-opted director, as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Thomson. He replaces Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière, who wished to step down as Chairman after almost four years but will remain a member of the Committee. The Audit Committee is now composed of: François de Carbonnel (Chairman), Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière, Paul Murray, and Marcel Roulet , all independent directors. As of June, the Board of Directors will consist of 13 members including 10 independent Directors.

François de Carbonnel currently works as a director and a consultant. He has previously held a number of executive positions in large international groups including Citigroup, GE Capital (General Electric) and Boston Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, the Faculté de sciences économiques de Lyon, and Carnegie-Mellon Business School, University of Pittsburgh in the United States.

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Shareholders approved resolutions covering:

- the approval of the statutory financial statements and consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, allocation of net income and a distribution of EUR 0.33 per share ;

- the renewal of the term of office of Mr. Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière;

- the renewal of the authorization to be given to the Board of Directors to allow the Company to purchase its own shares and to cancel all or part of the securities purchased under the share buyback program;

- the renewal of 'financial delegations' to the Board of Directors to approve a capital increase with or without preferred subscription rights; a capital increase by capitalization of premiums, reserves or profits; the capacity to increase the number of securities to be issued in the event of a capital increase (green-shoe mechanism);

- delegations to the Board of Directors to carry out capital increases for the benefit of members of a Company savings scheme, and its capacity to grant, for free, existing or future shares in favor of the Group's employees and corporate officers;

- the modification of articles 13 and 19 of the Company's by-laws.

Thomson's Annual Shareholders' Meeting was webcast and is available at: www.thomson.net/ag

About Thomson — Leader in digital video technologies

Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453; NYSE: TMS) provides technology, services, and systems & equipment to help its Media & Entertainment clients - content creators, content distributors and users of its technology - realize their business goals and optimize their performance in a rapidly changing technology environment. The Group is the preferred partner to the Media & Entertainment Industries through its Technicolor, Grass Valley, RCA, and Thomson brands. For more information: www.thomson.net.

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