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Publicis Groupe acquires Integrated Strategic Communications Agency, Epic Communications
Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 02:30am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Says acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, the country`s independent integrated strategic communications agency.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe in exclusive talks to acquire Relaxnews
Monday, 16 Feb 2015 12:30pm EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Publicis Groupe and Relaxnews announce the start of exclusive negotiations in view of the acquisition of Relaxnews.Negotiations are in view of the acquisition of Relaxnews for a consideration of about 15 million euros, corresponding to a price of 9.58 euro per share.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe proposes FY 2014 dividend
Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 01:30am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Proposes FY 2014 dividend of 1.20 euro per share, i.e. a 9.1 pct increase.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe SA completes acquisition of Sapient Corp
Friday, 6 Feb 2015 09:15am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Says completion of acquisition of Sapient Corp for total consideration of about $3.7 billion.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe SA acquires french digital marketing agency Monkees
Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 02:30am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Announces the acquisition of France-based digital marketing and social networks pure player, Monkees.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe SA extends tender offer to acquire Sapient until Feb. 5
Friday, 23 Jan 2015 08:14am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Announces that it has extended its previously announced tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Sapient Corp (Sapient) for $25.00 per share in cash.Says the offer will now expire at the end of the day, immediately after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on Feb. 5, unless it is further extended.All other terms and conditions of the Offer remain unchanged.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe SA enters in strategic partnership with Cegedim Relationship Management
Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 12:00pm EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Announces strategic partnership with Cegedim Relationship Management.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe SA extends tender offer to acquire Sapient Corporation
Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 08:30am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Extends tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Sapient Corporation (Sapient) for $25.00 per share in cash.Offer will now expire at the end of the day, immediately after on Jan. 07, 2015, unless it is further extended.All other terms and conditions of the Offer remain unchanged.Completion of the Offer is subject to certain customary terms and conditions.Offer has been extended to allow additional time for the satisfaction of the CFIUS Condition and the FOCI Mitigation Plan Condition, each as defined in the Offer to Purchase dated Nov. 12, as amended, and other related materials by which the Offer is being made.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe acquires Relevant24
Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 11:47am EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Says the acquisition of Relevant24 (R24), a in creating original, multi-media branded content in real-time to help make brands relevant every day.  Full Article

Publicis Groupe SA Prices 1.3 bln euros bond issue
Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 12:14pm EST 

Publicis Groupe SA:Prices its offering of 1.3 bln euros of notes, consisting of two tranches.700 mln euros of notes due Dec. 16, 2021, with an annual coupon of 1.125 pct corresponding to a spread of mid-swap + 60bps.600 mln euros of notes due Dec. 16, 2024, with an annual coupon of 1.625 pct corresponding to a spread of mid-swap + 75bps.Intends to use net proceeds to fund the acquisition of Sapient Corporation Inc.Any remaining proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.If Publicis has not completed and closed the acquisition of Sapient Corporation, and has publicly stated that it no longer intends to pursue such acquisition on or prior to June 30, 2015, Publicis has, at his own discretion, the option to call the bonds at 101 pct.BNP PARIBAS and Citi acted as Global coordinators and active bookrunners for offering.BofA Merrill Lynch, Natixis and Societe Generale CIB acted as active bookrunners.Barclays, Credit Agricole CIB, CM-CIC, HSBC and J.P. Morgan acted as passive bookrunners.  Full Article

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Publicis stuns market with strong second-quarter underlying sales growth

PARIS France's Publicis impressed investors on Thursday with quarterly figures that flagged the success of a sweeping reorganisation and the integration of its last big acquisition in the United States.