Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirier to Join Publicis Groupe as Senior Vice-President

  Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirier to Join Publicis Groupe as Senior Vice-President

Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner Named General Secretary of Publicis Groupe

Business Wire

PARIS -- April 25, 2013


Mathias Emmerich, Senior Vice President and General Secretary of Publicis
Groupe (Paris:PUB) [EURONEXT Paris : FR0000130577] has decided to pursue
projects outside the Groupe.

Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirier will be joining Publicis Groupe as Senior
Vice-President from May onwards. In this capacity, she will oversee Groupe
communications, and corporate social responsibility and sustainable
development policies. She will also coordinate and oversee the communications
of the main subsidiaries at global level. She will take up her position in May
2013 and will be directly accountable to Maurice Lévy, the Chairman and CEO of
Publicis Groupe.

Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner Senior Vice President  has been namedGeneral
Secretary. She will oversee Human Resources in addition to her current
supervision of the legal department, and audit, internal control and
compliance. In addition, Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner is Secretary of the
Supervisory Board.

“Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirier’s international experience and reputation are
extremely important assets that will reinforce our communications and
sustainable development teams. She will put her know-how at the disposal of
the Groupe, and particularly of its subsidiaries. I am convinced she will make
a major contribution thanks to her international expertise”,said Maurice
Lévy. “I am delighted by the promotion of Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner, whose
integration into the Groupe has been remarkably successful. I regret the
choice made by Mathias Emmerich, and thank him for his collaboration. He has
contributed a great deal to the Groupe and I am convinced his projects will be

Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirier is Adviser to the Executive Board of the European
Central Bank, after being the ECB’s Director Communications for over nine
years and Chairman of the External Communications Committee of the network
comprised of the 27 central banks in the European System of Central Banks and
the 17 central banks of the Euro Zone (2003-2012). Prior to that she was
notably Special Adviser (Press and parliament) to the private office of
Minister Jean-François Deniau (1978-1981), then Director of Development with
the Bernard Krief Consulting Group (1981-1983), Head of Corporate
Communications at the St. Gobain group (1983-1986), then at the Hachette
multimedia group (1986-1993), with special emphasis on international
operations. She subsequently became the first Managing Director of the
Hachette Foundation which was later renamed Fondation Jean-Luc Lagardère
(1989-1993). When the Economic and Monetary Union came into force, she was
appointed Director Communications of the Banque de France (1994-2003) and then
member of the ECB’s External Communications Committee (1998-2003).

Elisabeth Ardaillon-Poirier is a graduate of Centre d’Etudes Littéraires &
Scientifiques Appliquées-CELSA (Advanced School of Information and
Communication Sciences), and holds a Masters’ degree in Arts and English from
the Sorbonne. Her awards include France’s Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and
Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.

Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner, 44, joined Publicis Groupe in April 2012. She is a
graduate of Paris business school ESCP and political science institute IEP.
She is also an alumna of ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration, René Char
Promotion). She began her career at the Inspection Générale des Finances in
1995, before moving to the French Treasury in 1999. In 2000, she joined
Euris/Rallye as Global Head of Corporate Finance. Between 2004 and 2007, she
was successively appointed Cabinet Director of the State Secretary for Reform,
and Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of
international economic and financial affairs and corporate relations.

Anne-Gabrielle Heilbronner was Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management at
SNCF (French railways) between 2007 and 2010, and then joined Société Générale
Corporate and Investment Banking as Managing Director and Senior Banker in
charge of a client portfolio of major French companies.

About Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is one of the world’s
leading communications groups. We offer the full range of services and skills:
digital (DigitasLBi, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi), creative services (BBH, Leo
Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi), public affairs, corporate
communications and events (MSLGROUP), media strategy, planning and buying
(Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and healthcare communications,
with Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG). Present in 108
countries, the Groupe employs 58,000 professionals.

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