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Paris—May 11, 2010

Ymagis and UGC Sign Agreement for the Deployment of Digital Projection Systems

Ymagis and UGC signed today their final agreement for the deployment of digital projection systems in all the complexes of the group.  The deployment, which started in March 2010 in the four countries where UGC operates cinemas (France, Belgium, Spain and Italy), will continue in the coming weeks.

Simultaneously, Ymagis has concluded the financing for the entire digitization of the 588 screens of the group. A bank syndicate lead by the Banque Populaire Group (Bred, Natixis Lease / Lease Expansion) together with LCL-Crédit Agricole, will finance most of the transaction, with Banque Palatine providing an additional credit line to Ymagis to complete the whole financing. This financing plan is the most important so far in Europe for a single digital deployment plan.

With this agreement, and taking into account other agreements signed previously, Ymagis becomes the leading deploying entity in France, and a major player in Europe. Ymagis has now contracts with more than 840 screens in France, representing more than 25% of the total French box office, and 1,150 screens in Europe including also Spain, Belgium, Germany and Italy.

Ymagis Contacts:
Pierre Flamant, CFO: 

Julien Bollee: 
Ymagis Web Site:
About Ymagis: CinemaNext is the Ymagis Group’s business unit dedicated to exhibitor services. Founded in 2007 and managed by professionals from the motion picture and high-tech industries, Ymagis Group is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. Through CinemaNext and Eclair, it provides smart and comprehensive solutions to movie exhibitors, distributors, event cinema, production companies, cinema/TV advertising networks, rights holders, broadcasters, VOD platform operators and video publishers. Over the years, the Group has significantly grown its portfolio of solutions & services and further developed its geographic footprint in Europe with permanent offices in 20 countries. The company’s core business is structured around three main units: CinemaNext (exhibitor services), Eclair (content services) and Ymagis (VPF & financial services). As of 31 December 2015, more than 7,000 cinema screens have been installed internationally by CinemaNext engineers and currently avail of service contracts. Eclair is the only provider with a pan-European content delivery service (via broadband or satellite) thanks to its network of 3,300 connected cinema sites. A publicly-traded company listed on Euronext, Ymagis Group is headquartered in Paris (France) and counts close to 700 employees. Ymagis Directory page Ymagis Web Site About UGC France: UGC Cinemas is Europe’s leading cinema operator with over 90 sites across six countries (UK, Ireland, UGC France Directory page
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