Today, on what is being pegged as #UbisoftDay, Ubisoft is holding a shareholders meeting to determine its future. Over the past several months, Ubisoft has been buying back shares from its various shareholders in an attempt to stave off a hostile takeover by French media conglomerate Vivendi.

According to French journalist Guerric Poncet, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot will keep his seat atop Ubisoft’s administrative board after securing 65% of the vote.

Earlier this week, the company bought back 3,625,178 of their shares held by Bpifrance ( a 3.2% overall stake). The shares were bought for $38 per share, which brings the total amount of the buyback to $137.9 million. The deal is expected to close by the start of November and is part of the company’s share buyback program, it said.

The shareholders meeting will continue throughout the day and we will have more coverage as news begins to break.

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