Partnership agreement IGN FI / IGN / Groupe FIT

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 The national Institute of geographic information and forest (IGN) and GROUPE FIT have finalized a partnership agreement that formalizes the repurchase of a portion of shares owned by IGN.

Groupe FIT becomes majority shareholder of IGN France International (IGN FI), a subsidiary of IGN for export.

 « For Groupe FIT, which has become a major player in the Geographic Information in France, it was logical to implement this long standing partnership with IGN FI to definitively consolidate its international development strategy».

Eric Thalgott, Chairman of Groupe FIT.

« I am convinced that this agreement should actively contribute to both the development of the activities of Groupe FIT and international action of IGN, ensuring the international influence of French excellence in geographic information». 

Daniel Bursaux, Director General of the IGN.

A signing ceremony took place on November 12th, 2015 in Nantes, with Johanna Roland, mayor of Nantes, in attendance.