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Publicis Groupe S.A. - final results public offer for LBi

Publicis Groupe S.A. - final results public offer for LBi 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 --  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 17,
paragraphs 3 and 4, and Article 13, 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"). The Offer was
declared unconditional on
15 January 2013. The Post Acceptance Period
expired at 17:40 hours CET on 29
January 2013. 
Digital copies of the Offer Document are available on the website of
LBi (www.lbi.com) and Publicis Groupe (www.publicisgroupe.com). Copies
of the Offer
Document are also available free of charge at the
offices of Publicis Groupe,
the Offeror, the Settlement Agent, the
Swedish Settlement Agent and LBi at the
addresses mentioned below.
The Publicis Groupe and LBi websites do not constitute a part of, and
are not incorporated by reference into, 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This press release may not be published, distributed, disseminated or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. 
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, 12 November 2012 and 15
January 2013, 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
including Shares tendered during the Post Acceptance Period
and
Shares purchased today the Offeror holds 95.41% of all the issued
and outstanding shares in LBi. 
During the Post Acceptance Period, which ended at 17:40 hours CET on
29 January
2013, 1,049,998 Shares have been tendered for acceptance
under the Offer, representing a value of EUR 2,992,494. 
In the course of today, Publicis Groupe has acquired 7,106 shares in
LBi at a
volume weighted average price of approximately EUR 2.85 per
share, a minimum
price of EUR 2.85 and a maximum price of EUR 2.85
per share. 
The shares in LBi owned by the Offeror after 29 January 2013,
together with the
shares in LBi tendered under the Offer during the
Post Acceptance Period, representing a total of 143,362,826 shares in
LBi, represent approximately 95.41% of all the issued and outstanding
shares in LBi. 
Disregarding shares in LBi held by LBi after settlement of the Offer,
the total
of shares in LBi owned by Publicis Groupe and shares in LBi
tendered under the
Offer during the Post Acceptance Period represents
approximately 98%2 of the
shares in LBi. 
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. 
Publicis Groupe S.A. ? final results public offer for LBi:
http://hugin.info/86897/R/1674038/545050.pdf 
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Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants
that: 
(i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and
other applicable laws; and 
(ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and
originality of the information contained therein. 
Source: LBi International N.V. via Thomson Reuters ONE 
[HUG#1674038] 
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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