Publicis, Omnicom confident will get regulatory approval

PARIS Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:12am EDT

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PARIS (Reuters) - Publicis (PUBP.PA) and Omnicom (OMC.N) expect to be able to win regulatory approval for their merger, the chief executives of the two companies told a news conference on Sunday.

"We are not expecting anything that would prevent us from going forward," Omnicom head John Wren said, adding that they needed clearance in 41-46 countries.

"We are confident that we will get regulatory approvals," Publicis Chief Executive Maurice Levy added.

(Reporting by Leila Abboud; Editing by James Regan)