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LBi International N.V. : Successful outcome of Publicis Groupe S.A.'s recommended public cash offer for LBi: offer now declared



    LBi International N.V. : Successful outcome of Publicis Groupe S.A.'s
   recommended public cash offer for LBi: offer now declared unconditional

This is a joint press release by LBi International N.V. ("LBi") and Publicis
Groupe S.A. ("Publicis Groupe") pursuant to the provisions of Article 16,
paragraph 1 and Article 17, paragraph 1 of the Dutch Public Takeover Decree
(Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) (the "Takeover Decree") in connection with
the recommended public offer by Publicis Groupe, through its indirectly wholly
owned subsidiary, Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V., for all the issued and
outstanding shares in the capital of LBi.

This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer for shares in
LBi. The Offer is made only by means of the offer document published on 12
November 2012 (the "Offer Document").

Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set forth in
the Offer Document.

The Offer is made for the securities of a Dutch company and is subject to
Dutch disclosure requirements, which are different from those of the United
States.

Please note that, to the extent permissible under applicable law or
regulation, the Offeror and its affiliates or brokers (acting as agents for
the Offeror) may, from time to time, and other than pursuant to the Offer,
directly or indirectly purchase, or arrange to purchase, shares in LBi that
are the subject of the Offer or any securities that are convertible into,
exchangeable for or exercisable for such shares. To the extent information
about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in The
Netherlands, such information will be disclosed by means of a press release or
other means reasonably calculated to inform shareholders of LBi of such
information.

This press release may not be published, distributed, disseminated or
otherwise sent into Japan or Canada.

Highlights

  * The Offeror declares the Offer unconditional (doet het bod gestand)

  * 73.50% of the Fully Diluted Capital1 accepted, together with Shares held
    by the Offeror, representing 97.37% of the Fully Diluted Capital

  * Settlement of the Offer will take place on 21 January 2013

  * Remaining Shares can be tendered in a Post Acceptance Period starting 16
    January 2013 and ending 29 January 2013

  * Delisting to occur as soon as possible in consultation with NYSE Euronext
    Amsterdam

  * Squeeze-out procedure to start as soon as possible

With reference to the joint press releases of Publicis Groupe [EURONEXT Paris:
FR0000130577] and LBi [NYSE EURONEXT Amsterdam: LBI], issued on 20 September
2012, 9 October 2012 and 12 November 2012, respectively, Publicis Groupe
Holdings B.V. ("Publicis Groupe Holdings" or the "Offeror"), an indirectly
wholly owned subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, and LBi hereby jointly announce
that the all cash public offer for all the issued and outstanding shares with
a nominal value of EUR 0.25 each in the capital of LBi (the "Shares") at an
offer price of EUR 2.85 cum dividend per Share is declared unconditional.

Acceptances

During the Acceptance Period, which ended at 17:40 hours CET on 15 January
2013 (the "Acceptance Closing Time"), 107,330,624 Shares have been tendered
for acceptance under the Offer, representing a value of EUR 305,892,278.40.

Open the link to the complete press release here

About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, part of the CAC 40 index] is the
third largest communications group in the world, offering the full range of
services and skills: digital (Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi),
traditional advertising (BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi &
Saatchi), public affairs, corporate communications and events (MSLGROUP),
media buying and strategy (Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and
specialized communications with PHCG (Publicis Healthcare Communications
Group). Present in 104 countries, the Groupe employs 56,000 professionals.
www.publicisgroupe.com | Twitter:@PublicisGroupe | Facebook:
www.facebook.com/publicisgroupe Viva la Difference !

About LBi
LBi International N.V. [NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: LBI] is Europe's largest
independent marketing and technology agency, blending insight, media,
creativity and technical expertise to create value for brands. Headquartered
in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), the company has operations in 16 countries and
a staff of approximately 2,200. As a marketing and technology agency, LBi
offers services to brands and (clients) to help them engage with their
customers through digital channels across a wide spectrum of their points of
engagement, from initial awareness of the brand, through direct interaction
with the services or products offered by the brand, to on-going relationships
with the brand. LBi offers a suite of services that are designed to help its
clients attract, engage and manage customers, more effectively. This full
service offering combines analytical, direct marketing and digital
competences, which means that they are able to develop big creative ideas in
the digital space, build and manage complex transactional websites, run
complex CRM programmes and even handle the media buying, planning and
electronic public relations for blue chip companies.

Contacts

Publicis Groupe
Peggy Nahmany, Corporate Communication, + 33 1 44 43 72 83
Martine Hue, Investor Relations, + 33 1 44 43 65 00
Stephanie Atellian, Investor Relations, + 33 1 44 43 74 44

LBi
Fred Mulder (Chairman), +31 20 460 4500
Luke Taylor (CEO), +31 20 460 4500

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