INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. : Med Ad News Honors Interpublic Agencies at 24th Annual Manny Awards

INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. : Med Ad News Honors Interpublic Agencies
                         at 24th Annual Manny Awards

                 IPG Healthcare Remains Most Awarded Network

New York, NY - April 29, 2013 - Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) today announced
that following this years' Med Ad News Manny Awards ceremony, it remains the
most awarded holding company by the publication over the past decade. This
year, IPG's healthcare networks, including Draftfcb Healthcare, McCann Health
and ICC Lowe received an impressive thirteen nominations-more than any other
holding company in the healthcare sector. Michael Roth, CEO of the Interpublic
Group noted, "This sustained recognition speaks volumes about the depth,
strength and creative inspiration consistently demonstrated by IPG's
health-specific networks."

Draftfcb Healthcare took home a total of three awards, including Most Creative
Agency honor for the fourth consecutive year. The two additional awards for
Draftfcb were: Best Nonbranded Campaign on behalf of Teva for "Get Your Shift
Together," and the Best Philanthropic Campaign on behalf of the Crohn's &
Colitis Foundation of America.

McCann Health was recognized in a number of categories. Two of the more
prestigious nominations include McCann Torre Lazur for Agency of the Year
Category II and McCann Echo Torre Lazur for Most Admired Agency. McCann Torre
Lazur was also a finalist for Best Nonbranded Campaign.

ICC Lowe, who came into the evening as Med Ad News' 2012 Agency of the Year
(Category I), received four nominations. The agency won this year's Best
Interactive Physician Campaign with flea treatment Activyl for the "Itch
Switch" campaign on behalf of MSD Animal Health. ICC Lowe Pace, along with
client Vertex, was nominated for Brand Team of the Year, and ICC Lowe Trio was
a Finalist for Agency of the Year (Category III). ICC Lowe also served as an
event sponsor for the annual industry gala, held at Pier Sixty in New York.

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About the Manny Awards
For over twenty years, the Manny Awards have paid tribute to the creative work
of agencies serving the healthcare market, their people, and their
contributions to the industry. Each year at this gala awards ceremony, Med Ad
News and agency professionals come together to acknowledge those making
significant contributions to, and celebrate creative excellence in, healthcare
communications. On this special evening, more than six hundred industry peers
join Med Ad News in honoring winners in a range of award categories. For more
information, please visit

About Med Ad News
The pharmaceutical industry's publication of record for 30 years, Med Ad News
provides broad coverage and incisive analysis of the issues, events, trends,
and strategies shaping pharmaceutical business, marketing, and sales. More
than 16,500 readers - comprising corporate executives, marketing, sales, and
product managers - receive Med Ad News 12 times per year. Med Ad News is a
publication of UBM Canon Pharmaceutical Media Group. For more information,
please visit

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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