INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. : Carter Murray Named CEO of Draftfcb Worldwide

  INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. : Carter Murray Named CEO of Draftfcb

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New York, NY - March 6, 2013 - Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) announced today
that Carter Murray has been named CEO of Draftfcb Worldwide. Mr. Murray, 38,
joins from Y&R, where he was President and CEO for North America and CEO, Y&R
New York. He had previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Worldwide
Account Director on Nestlé, as well as a member of the Executive Committee at
Publicis Worldwide. Mr. Murray began his career at Leo Burnett in Chicago and
held a number of posts at that agency, including stints in Germany and the
United Kingdom. He replaces Laurence Boschetto, who will remain with the
agency through a transitional period and then serve as a Senior Advisor to IPG
in a consulting capacity. Howard Draft will continue in his role as Executive
Chairman at Draftfcb. Mr. Murray will be based in New York.

"We're very pleased to welcome Carter in this key role at an important time
for Draftfcb," said Michael I. Roth, Interpublic's Chairman and CEO. "He
understands consumer advertising and brands, has demonstrated the ability to
motivate diverse teams and raise the quality of creative work, nurture client
relationships and win global business. This combination of skills and
experience in a dynamic new leader is what the agency needs in order to evolve
its integrated model and drive growth." Mr. Roth added, "We thank Laurence for
his contributions to our search for his successor and to the agency, including
a consistent and high level of operational and financial delivery. We wish him
well in his ongoing industry activity, particularly in the area of diversity
and inclusion, where we will continue to work together."

"I am greatly looking forward to this opportunity. Draftfcb has outstanding
people, clients and a commitment to putting together the best of brand
advertising and accountable communications disciplines, such as digital, CRM
and activation," said Mr. Murray. "That's a powerful promise we must make good
on. When we do, the Draftfcb offer will be hard for clients to resist. Working
with the strong leadership teams across the network and with Interpublic's
continued support, I feel we can deliver on that vision and do something
really special."

"Carter brings energy, a new perspective and range of talents that will take
us to the next level," said Mr. Boschetto. "I'll do everything to help him
step into the CEO role seamlessly and I know our senior teams will do so as
well. I thank all of our nearly 9,000 people around the world for their
support and I know the agency's best days are ahead. Moving onto the next
chapter personally, in working to promote our industry and in particular to
work for greater diversity among our ranks, is something to which I am very
much looking forward."

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Carter Murray Background
Murray joined Y&R in 2011 and most recently served as President & CEO, North
America, and CEO, Y&R New York. In this role, he oversaw the revitalization of
the agency's North America operations and management teams, including a steady
improvement of creative product across all clients, both local and
multinational. He also served as a member of the Global Y&R Executive

Prior to Y&R Advertising, Murray spent four years at Publicis Worldwide in
Paris, where he held a variety of positions. As Worldwide New Business
Director, Murray successfully launched a new global positioning for the
network, leading substantial new business results. Murray next served as
Worldwide Account Director, Nestlé, during which time he drove double-digit
growth across the account's 80 markets and helped the agency receive its
highest satisfaction scores ever with the client. As Chief Marketing Officer
for Publicis, Murray delivered more consistent new business conversion around
that agency's positioning and put tools in place that helped define culture
across the 10,000 person organization.

Prior to Publicis, Murray spent nine years at Leo Burnett, running accounts
and new business, starting with his first role in their headquarters in
Chicago and then moving to Germany, London and Paris, where he ultimately was
the Regional New Business Director for EMEA. Born in the U.K., Carter received
his Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

About Draftfcb
With a focus on combining creativity and accountability, Draftfcb is committed
to producing brilliant ideas that change consumer behavior and drive business
performance. As a global, fully-integrated marketing communications agency
operating against a single P&L, Draftfcb provides clients with highly
collaborative, channel-neutral thinking that delivers engagement and, most
important, action. Draftfcb has deep roots in both consumer advertising and
behavioral, data-driven direct marketing, offices in 90 countries and strong
agencies in many key growth markets.

About Interpublic
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising
agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include
Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Huge, Initiative, Jack
Morton Worldwide, Lowe and Partners, MAGNA GLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM,
Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include
Campbell Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch; Deutsch, a Lowe and
Partners Company; Gotham Inc.; Hill Holliday; ID Media; Mullen and The Martin
Agency. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information
Tom Cunningham
(212) 704-1326

Jerry Leshne
(Analysts, Investors)
(212) 704-1439


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