Publicis Groupe: Publicis Groupe and Omnicom: Meeting in Miami

        Publicis Groupe: Publicis Groupe and Omnicom: Meeting in Miami


New York and  Paris, October 21,  2013 -  Omnicom Group Inc.  (NYSE: OMC)  and 
Publicis Groupe SA  (Euronext Paris:  FR0000130577) hosted  their first  joint 
Management Meeting  in advance  of the  companies' intended  merger, which  is 
expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014.

In preparation for joining together, the companies also announced the creation
of an  integration planning  committee  that is  working  to define  the  work 
processes, as well as the mission for the combined company. Co-chaired by Wren
and Lévy,  the  integration  planning  committee  will  also  be  tasked  with 
identifying  future  enterprise-wide  opportunities,  synergies,  centers   of 
excellence,  and  specific  integration  teams  to  ensure  an  efficient  and 
value-add future organization on "Day One."

Held in Miami from October 17-21,  the meeting's purpose was to give  Publicis 
Groupe and Omnicom executives the opportunity to get to know each other better
both socially  and professionally,  and to  begin to  learn more  about  their 
respective networks  and agencies.  Seventy-four network  agency heads,  chief 
creative officers and other senior executives from Omnicom and Publicis Groupe
attended the meeting.

The spirit of the meeting was all about bonding and future collaboration.

Over the four-day period, representatives from each organization attended
large group plenary sessions, which featured presentations by networks and
brands. The meeting also included smaller, break-out sessions to discuss
common general objectives, as well as shared values and mission for the new

John Wren,  President and  CEO, Omnicom  said, "For  many years,  Omnicom  and 
Publicis have admired and respected each  other. As a result of this  meeting, 
our firms now have a much better feel for our respective organizations --  the 
people, the capabilities, the aspirations. While there are many steps still to
be taken in order for  our merger to close, we  are pleased that this  meeting 
accomplished its goal of beginning to plan future collaborations as  potential 
colleagues and partners."

Maurice Lévy,  Chairman  and CEO  of  Publicis  Groupe, added,  "I  have  been 
impressed by the positive energy and spirit that came out of this meeting. All
participants were highly motivated  by the prospect of  the merger and  worked 
enthusiastically and collaboratively  toward planning for  the success of  the 
future group. Each presentation demonstrated the incredible talent,  strength, 
quality of work,  and expertise of  each operation from  all perspectives  and 
particularly in  their capacity  of delivering  innovation and  creativity  to 
clients. All participants  who have been  part of these  intense four days  of 
work can only be more confident of what lies ahead for the future of  Publicis 
Omnicom Group."

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 Omnicom
Omnicom Group Inc.  (NYSE: OMC) is  a leading global  marketing and  corporate 
communications company.  Omnicom's  branded networks  and  numerous  specialty 
firms provide advertising,  strategic media planning  and buying, digital  and 
interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations  and 
other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100

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