Vivendi - Press Release Regarding Class Action



    PARIS, March 25 /CNW/ - The United States District Court in New York that
is hearing the class action initiated against Vivendi in July 2002 has decided
that the persons from the United States, France, England and the Netherlands
who purchased or acquired shares or ADS of Vivendi (formerly, Vivendi
Universal) between October 30, 2000, and August 14, 2002, could be included in
the class.

    Further to this decision, Vivendi will review the appropriate means to
insure its best defense.

    Important disclaimer:

    This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to
the financial condition, results of operations, business, strategy and plans
of Vivendi. Although Vivendi believes that such forward-looking statements are
based on reasonable assumptions, such 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 risks described in
the documents Vivendi filed with the Autorite des Marches Financiers (French
securities regulator) and which are also available in English on our web site
www.vivendi.com . Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of
documents filed by Vivendi with the Autorite des Marches Financiers at
www.amf-france.org or directly from Vivendi. The present forward-looking
statements are made as of the date of the present press release and Vivendi
disclaims any intention or obligation to provide, update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.




For further information:

For further information: Vivendi Media Paris Antoine Lefort +33 (0) 1 71
71 11 80 Agnes Vetillart +33 (0) 1 71 71 30 82 Alain Delrieu +33 (0) 1 71 71
10 86 New York Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, +(1) 212-572-1118 or Investor Relations
Paris Daniel Scolan +33 (0) 1 71 71 32 91 Laurence Daniel +33 (0) 1 71 71 12
33 Agnes de Leersnyder +33 (0) 1 71 71 30 45 New York Eileen McLaughlin, +(1)
212-572-8961

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