Publicis Groupe: Publicis Groupe / Omnicom: Press release

          Publicis Groupe: Publicis Groupe / Omnicom: Press release

Omnicom and Publicis Groupe Announce Expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
Waiting Period

New York and  Paris, November 1,  2013 -  Omnicom Group Inc.  (NYSE: OMC)  and 
Publicis Groupe SA  (Euronext Paris:  FR0000130577) today  announced that  the 
waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976,
as amended, ("HSR") has  expired in connection  with the previously  announced 
merger of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom.

The  companies  also  announced  the  receipt  of  approvals  from  regulatory 
authorities in Canada, India, and  Turkey. These clearances follow  previously 
disclosed approvals in South Africa and South Korea.

The expiration of the HSR review period in the U.S. and the approvals received
in other  jurisdictions  satisfy some  of  the conditions  necessary  for  the 
transaction to  close.  The  merger  is  also  subject  to  additional  global 
regulatory approvals and approval by shareholders of both companies.

The proposed merger of Publicis Groupe and Omnicom will create a best-in-class
provider of  communications,  advertising, marketing,  and  digital  services, 
offering  clients  the  industry's  leading  talent  across  disciplines   and 
geographies.

Contacts                        Corporate               + 33 (0)1 44 43
                             Communication                72 83
Publicis Groupe
Peggy Nahmany                   Investor Relations      + 33 (0)1 44 43
                                Investor Relations    65 00
Martine Hue                                                 + 33 (0)1 44 43
Stéphanie Constand-Atellian  Corporate Communication      74 44

Omnicom                                                   +(1) 212-415-3669
Joanne Trout

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 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
countries.
www.omnicomgroup.com

Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking  statements (including within  the 
meaning of the Private  Securities Litigation Reform  Act of 1995)  concerning 
Omnicom, Publicis, Publicis Omnicom Group, the proposed transactions and other
matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to
future plans, trends, events, results of operations or financial condition, or
otherwise, based on current beliefs of the management of Omnicom and  Publicis 
as well as assumptions made by,  and information currently available to,  such 
management. Forward-looking statements  may be  accompanied by  words such  as 
"aim,"  "anticipate,"   "believe,"   "plan,"   "could,"   "would,"   "should," 
"estimate,"  "expect,"  "forecast,"  "future,"  "guidance,"  "intend,"  "may," 
"will,"  "possible,"  "potential,"  "predict,"  "project"  or  similar  words, 
phrases or  expressions.  These  forward-looking  statements  are  subject  to 
various risks  and  uncertainties, many  of  which are  outside  the  parties' 
control. Therefore, you should  not place undue  reliance on such  statements. 
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements include failure to obtain applicable regulatory  or 
shareholder approvals  in a  timely manner  or otherwise;  failure to  satisfy 
other closing  conditions to  the proposed  transactions; risks  that the  new 
businesses will not be integrated successfully or that the combined  companies 
will not  realize  estimated  cost  savings,  value  of  certain  tax  assets, 
synergies and growth  or that such  benefits may take  longer to realize  than 
expected; failure to realize anticipated benefits of the combined  operations; 
risks  relating  to  unanticipated  costs  of  integration;  losses  on  media 
purchases and production costs  incurred on behalf  of clients; reductions  in 
client  spending,  a  slowdown  in  client  payments  and  changes  in  client 
communication requirements; failure to manage potential conflicts of  interest 
between or  among  clients;  unanticipated  changes  relating  to  competitive 
factors in  the advertising  and  marketing industries;  ability to  hire  and 
retain  key  personnel;  ability  to  successfully  integrate  the  companies' 
businesses; the  potential  impact  of announcement  or  consummation  of  the 
proposed transactions on relationships with third parties, including  clients, 
employees and competitors; ability to attract new clients and retain  existing 
clients in the manner anticipated; reliance on and integration of  information 
technology  systems;  changes  in  legislation  or  governmental   regulations 
affecting the companies; international, national or local economic, social  or 
political conditions  that  could  adversely affect  the  companies  or  their 
clients; conditions in the credit  markets; risks associated with  assumptions 
the parties make in connection with the parties' critical accounting estimates
and legal proceedings;  and the parties'  international operations, which  are 
subject to the risks of  currency fluctuations and foreign exchange  controls. 
The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider
the foregoing factors and  the other risks and  uncertainties that affect  the 
parties' businesses, including those described  in Omnicom's Annual Report  on 
Form 10-K, Quarterly  Reports on Form  10-Q, Current Reports  on Form 8-K  and 
other documents  filed from  time to  time with  the Securities  and  Exchange 
Commission (the  "SEC")  and those  described  in Publicis's  annual  reports, 
registration documents and other  documents filed from time  to time with  the 
French financial market regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers or  "AMF"). 
Except as  required  under applicable  law,  the  parties do  not  assume  any 
obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

NO OFFER OR SOLICITATION
This communication is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to sell
or the solicitation of an  offer to subscribe for or  buy or an invitation  to 
purchase or subscribe for  any securities or the  solicitation of any vote  in 
any jurisdiction pursuant to the proposed transactions or otherwise, nor shall
there be any sale, issuance or  transfer of securities in any jurisdiction  in 
contravention of applicable law. No offer  of securities shall be made  except 
by means  of  a prospectus  meeting  the requirements  of  Section 10  of  the 
Securities Act  of  1933, as  amended,  and applicable  European  regulations. 
Subject to certain  exceptions to be  approved by the  relevant regulators  or 
certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer will not be made directly or
indirectly, in or  into any  jurisdiction where to  do so  would constitute  a 
violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or  by use of the mails or by  any 
means   or   instrumentality   (including   without   limitation,    facsimile 
transmission, telephone and the internet)  of interstate or foreign  commerce, 
or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC
Publicis Omnicom Group will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form
S-4, which will include the proxy statement of Omnicom that also constitutes a
prospectus of  Publicis  Omnicom  Group  (the  "proxy  statement/prospectus"). 
INVESTORS   AND   SHAREHOLDERS   ARE   URGED   TO   READ   THE   JOINT   PROXY 
STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS  TO BE FILED WITH THE  SEC, 
IN THEIR  ENTIRETY CAREFULLY  WHEN  THEY BECOME  AVAILABLE BECAUSE  THEY  WILL 
CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OMNICOM, PUBLICIS, PUBLICIS OMNICOM GROUP,
THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and shareholders will
be able to  obtain free  copies of  the proxy  statement/prospectus and  other 
documents filed with the SEC by the parties through the website maintained  by 
the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition,  investors and shareholders will be  able 
to obtain free copies of  the proxy statement/prospectus and other  documents 
filed with the SEC by the  parties by contacting Corporate Secretary,  Omnicom 
Group Inc.,  437 Madison  Avenue,  New York,  NY  10022, (212)  415-3600  (for 
documents filed with the SEC by Omnicom) or Investor Relations, 133 avenue des
Champs Elysées, 75008  Paris, France, +33  (0) 1  44 43 65  00 (for  documents 
filed with the SEC by Publicis or Publicis Omnicom Group).

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  WILL BE  MADE AVAILABLE IN  AN AFM  APPROVED 
PROSPECTUS
Publicis Omnicom Group will make publicly available a prospectus, approved  by 
the Dutch financial markets regulator (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten
or "AFM"), with  respect to  the issuance  of new shares  as a  result of  the 
proposed transactions and their admission to trading on a regulated market  in 
the  European  Union  (including   any  supplement  thereto,  the   "Admission 
Prospectus"). The Admission Prospectus  will be passported by  the AFM to  the 
AMF with a view to the admission  of Publicis Omnicom Group shares to  listing 
on Euronext Paris. INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE  ADMISSION 
PROSPECTUS, AND OTHER  RELEVANT DOCUMENTS,  IN THEIR  ENTIRETY CAREFULLY  WHEN 
THEY BECOME AVAILABLE  BECAUSE THEY WILL  CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION  ABOUT 
PUBLICIS, OMNICOM,  PUBLICIS  OMNICOM  GROUP, THE  PROPOSED  TRANSACTIONS  AND 
RELATED MATTERS. Investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies
of the Admission Prospectus from Publicis Omnicom Group on Publicis's  website 
at www.publicisgroupe.com or by contacting Investor Relations, 133 avenue  des 
Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris, France, +33 (0) 1 44 43 65 00.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PUBLICIS SHAREHOLDERS
Publicis will prepare  a report to  be made available  in connection with  the 
Publicis meeting of shareholders called  to approve the proposed  transactions 
(the "Report").INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE  URGED TO READ THE REPORT,  AND 
OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS TO BE FILED WITH THE AMF, IN THEIR ENTIRETY CAREFULLY
WHEN THEY BECOME  AVAILABLE BECAUSE  THEY WILL  CONTAIN IMPORTANT  INFORMATION 
ABOUT PUBLICIS, OMNICOM, PUBLICIS OMNICOM GROUP, THE PROPOSED TRANSACTIONS AND
RELATED MATTERS. Investors and shareholders will be able to obtain free copies
of the Report  from Publicis on  its website at  www.publicisgroupe.com or  by 
contacting Investor Relations,  133 avenue  des Champs  Elysées, 75008  Paris, 
France, +33 (0) 1 44 43 65 00.

NO EEA PROSPECTUS UNTIL ADMISSION PROSPECTUS
No  prospectus  is  required  under  the  European  Economic  Area  Prospectus 
Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended  and as transposed in  Dutch and French  law, 
and no such prospectus or document will be made available until the  Admission 
Prospectus is made available.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
Omnicom, Publicis and  Publicis Omnicom Group  and their respective  directors 
and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of
proxies  from  the  shareholders  of  Omnicom  in  respect  of  the   proposed 
transactions  contemplated  by  the  proxy  statement/prospectus.  Information 
regarding the persons who are, under the rules of the SEC, participants in the
solicitation of the shareholders  of Omnicom in  connection with the  proposed 
transactions, including a description of  their direct or indirect  interests, 
by  security  holdings  or  otherwise,  will   be  set  forth  in  the   proxy 
statement/prospectus when  it is  filed with  the SEC.  Information  regarding 
Omnicom's directors and  executive officers is  contained in Omnicom's  Annual 
Report on  Form 10-K  for  the year  ended December  31,  2012 and  its  Proxy 
Statement on Schedule 14A, dated April 11, 2013, which are filed with the SEC.

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