Successful outcome of Publicis Groupe S.A.'s recommended public

Successful outcome of Publicis Groupe S.A.'s recommended public cash
offer for LBi: offer now declared unconditional 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  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
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
for such shares. To the extent information about such purchases
arrangements to purchase is made public in The Netherlands, such
will be disclosed by means of a press release or other
means reasonably calculated to inform shareholders of LBi of such
This press release may not be published, distributed, disseminated or
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
* Squeeze-out procedure to start as soon as possible 
With reference to the joint press releases of Publicis Groupe
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
price of EUR 2.85 cum dividend per Share is declared
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. 
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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
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. |
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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
2,200. As a marketing and technology agency, LBi offers services
brands and (clients) to help them engage with their customers through
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
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
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Corporate Communication
+ 33 1 44 43 72 83 
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Investor Relations
+ 33 1 44 43 65 00 
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Investor Relations
+ 33 1 44 43 74 44 
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