Publicis Groupe: Acquisition of Interactive Solutions

            Publicis Groupe: Acquisition of Interactive Solutions

PUBLICIS GROUPE ACQUIRES INTERACTIVE SOLUTIONS, A LEADING DIGITAL AGENCY
IN POLAND

Publicis Groupe [Euronext  Paris: FR0000130577] announces  the acquisition  of 
Interactive Solutions, a leading digital agency in Poland. The new media  shop 
will be integrated  into Saatchi &  Saatchi Poland, based  in Warsaw,  further 
boosting its  integrated communications  capabilities locally  and across  the 
Saatchi & Saatchi network.

Founded in 2004, Interactive Solutions is one of the largest digital  agencies 
in Poland with over 160 employees in Poznan and Warsaw. The agency specializes
in developing complex e-marketing strategies empowered by technology and  with 
a focus  on ROI  for a  range of  international and  local clients,  including 
Procter & Gamble, T-Mobile, Toyota  and Visa. Interactive Solutions was  named 
Digital Agency of 2013 by the KTR Awards Committee

Igor Kalenski, CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Poland says, "We have been cooperating
with Interactive Solutions on various projects since 2008 so this is a natural
next step for us to fully integrate and increase the value we can deliver  for 
our clients."

"Digital continues to rise as a key component of a fully integrated  marketing 
mix. Having a track record of  working for the most respected brands  together 
for years,  we expect  the  transition will  go  smoothly and  bring  numerous 
benefits to the current Saatchi operation," adds CEO of Interactive Solutions,
Piotr Morkowski,  who  joins  Saatchi  &  Saatchi  Poland  as  Executive  Vice 
President.
The acquisition comes  after the  addition of digital  and social  specialists 
Outside Line to Saatchi & Saatchi London in December 2012 and the  integration 
of Duke to Saatchi & Saatchi Paris in May 2012.

"Thanks to Interactive Solutions' proven track record of leading pan-European
digital projects, this is not only a step that creates an even stronger
integrated creative agency in Poland, but also a key driver in the growth of
our agency network," states Justin Billingsley, COO of Saatchi & Saatchi EMEA.

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.
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About Saatchi & Saatchi
Part of the Publicis  Groupe, the 3rd  largest communications holding  company 
worldwide, Saatchi  & Saatchi's  Network  clients include  Diageo,  Carlsberg, 
General Mills, HSBC, Lenovo,  Mead Johnson, Mondelez International,  Novartis, 
Procter & Gamble, T-Mobile, Toyota and Visa Europe. With 130 offices and  over 
6000 employees, 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  by creating  'loyalty  beyond  reason'  and 
'inspirational consumers'. www.saatchi.com

About Interactive Solutions
www.interactive-solutions.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/AgencjaInteraktywna
| Twitter: @ISolutions_EMEA

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