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FIMALAC: The Fnac And Fimalac Groups Are Joining Forces To Develop Ticketing Solutions And Acquire The Company Datasport

PARIS, Oct. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The  Fimalac Group  is joining  forces with  the Fnac  Group by acquiring 50% of
Kyro,  a subsidiary  of France  Billet (member  of the  Fnac Group)  that offers
ticketing  solutions for  entertainment professionals,  venue operators and show

The shares will be acquired through a rights issue and the proceeds will be used
by  Kyro to finance the acquisition of Datasport (DSP), a leader in sports event
ticketing for over 20 years.

Together,  Fnac and Fimalac  will support the  development of Kyro's business in
the entertainment segment, while the acquisition of Datasport will allow the two
partners to strengthen their position in sports events.

The  combined business will provide entertainment and sports event professionals
with  a full  range of  ticketing solutions,  including software, on-line sales,
access control and ticket exchange solutions.

The transaction is subject to approval by France's anti-trust authorities.

Paris, October 29, 2013.



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