Ooh la la!
In a rare show of unanimity over a major issue, the board voted to finalize negotiations on a 12- to 18-month contract with the North American subsidiary of Veolia Water, a global company that traces its history to the reign of Napoleon III. (P-G, Joe Smydo; see also Trib)
To the Compagnie Générale des Eaux, to be precise. A sister to Vivendi. Learn more about its North America CEO Laurent Auguste here and here.