Publicis Groupe: Acquisition of TPM

                     Publicis Groupe: Acquisition of TPM


Publicis Groupe [EURONEXT Paris: FR0000130577] today announced its acquisition
of 100% of TPM Communications, a  leading Canadian provider of digital,  event 
and video services. This acquisition strengthens the Groupe's digital offering
in the Canadian market.

Founded in 1980,  TPM Communications  is based in  Toronto. A  pioneer of  the 
latest technologies  the agency  employs  a team  of  35 experts.  The  agency 
specializes in  three areas  of  knowledge: Interactive  (website,  eCommerce, 
email marketing, online advertising,  social networking, mobile  applications, 
Flash applications) to provide digital  solutions to connect with customers  ; 
Events, creating live events that build brands  and bring ideas to life ;  and 
Video, podcast to broadcast, videos that inform, motivate and educate.

TPM's key client is Toyota, both globally  and in Canada. TPM has been one  of 
Toyota Canada's long-term partners for website design and maintenance,  dealer 
meetings and corporate videos. TPM has designed and maintained Toyota Canada's
website since inception. In  2011 and 2012, JD Power  recognized 
the site as the best automotive site  in Canada. Toyota is a principal  client 
of Saatchi & Saatchi Canada.

TPM Communications will be  aligned with Saatchi &  Saatchi Canada. Saatchi  & 
Saatchi Canada  is  a  full  service  agency  located  in  Toronto,  currently 
employing a team of 60. Saatchi is known for combining the responsiveness  and 
creative excellence of a midsized shop with access to the tools and  resources 
of one of the world's largest agency networks. Saatchi & Saatchi's key clients
are Toyota,  Procter  & Gamble,  Novartis,  Go Transit,  Transitions  Optical, 
Barrick Gold, Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Mill Street Brewery  and 
Baffin Boots. Though integrated operationally, the agencies will operate under
the Saatchi & Saatchi and  TPM banners. The new entity  will be led by  Stuart 
Payne, President/CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi. TPM Communications will continue to
be led by  President and  Creative Director Brian  Blair, who  will report  to 

"TPM is a natural collaborator and partner for Saatchi as we have always  been 
impressed with the quality of their work, and we have had a successful  record 
of working well together in the  past" said Stuart Payne. "TPM's expertise  in 
digital,  event  production  and  video  solutions  has  little  overlap  with 
Saatchi's core  offerings. Our  two  companies are  completely  complementary, 
allowing us to create a totally integrated solution for our clients".

"We are proud to join a company so in tune with the consumer zeitgeist such as
Saatchi & Saatchi, and see this as another step in TPM's evolution" said Brian
Blair, President and Creative Director TPM. "We are looking forward to working
with Saatchi & Saatchi's extensive group of local and network clients".

Kevin Roberts,  Global  CEO,  Saatchi &  Saatchi,  commented,  "Together,  our 
combined expertise is perfectly  suited to working with  clients to engage  in 
the rapid  dynamics of  advertising and  communication, which  are  profoundly 
transforming how customers experience brands in the digital age".

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 60,000 professionals.     |      Twitter:@PublicisGroupe     |      Facebook:   |    Linkedin    :   Publicis    Groupe    | |
Viva la Difference !

About Saatchi & Saatchi Canada
Saatchi & Saatchi Canada is part  of Publicis Groupe. Clients include  Toyota, 
P&G, Novartis,  GO  Transit,  Transitions Optical,  Mill  St  Brewery,  Baffin 
Footwear, FITC  and the  Tourette  Syndrome Foundation  of Canada.  Saatchi  & 
Saatchi is known  for its  outstanding creative ideas  that generate  powerful 
emotional connections between consumers and products This is a key element  in 
Lovemarks, Saatchi & Saatchi's unique methodology for elevating the status  of 
brands  created  to   create  "loyalty  beyond   reason"  and   "inspirational 
consumers". | |

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Publicis Groupe                 Investor              + 33 (0)1 44 43 65
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Stéphanie Constand-Atellian  Relations                   44

Saatchi & Saatchi Canada        CEO                  + 1 416-274-8304 
Stuart Payne


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