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WPP says many of its businesses experiencing no, mininal disruption from cyber attack
Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 05:55am EDT 

June 28 (Reuters) - WPP Plc ::Cyber attack update.‍Having taken steps to contain attack, priority now is to return to normal operations as soon as possible while protecting our systems​.‍Our operations have not been uniformly affected, and issues are being addressed on a company-by-company basis​.‍Many of our businesses are experiencing no or minimal disruption​.  Full Article

WPP says investment in Celtra in the US
Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 09:07am EDT 

June 21 (Reuters) - WPP Plc ::Invests in digital advertising creative management platform Celtra in US.  Full Article

WPP ‍reports billings for first four months up 7.8 pct at 17.5 bln pounds​
Wednesday, 7 Jun 2017 07:00am EDT 

June 7 (Reuters) - Wpp Plc :‍Reported billings for first four months up 7.8% at £17.500 billion​.‍Reported revenue for first four months up 15.9% at £4.846 billion, up 0.9% at $6.037 billion, up 5.1% at eur 5.657 billion and flat at ¥680 billion​.‍Constant currency revenue up 3.4%, like-for-like revenue up 0.7%​.‍First four months revenue, net sales and profits well above budget and ahead of last year​.‍Constant currency net debt at 30 april 2017 up £344 million on same date in 2016​.‍United Kingdom, with year-to-date, like-for-like revenue and net sales growth of 5.6% and 5.1% respectively​.‍For remainder of 2017, focus remains on improving revenue and net sales growth​.‍In UK advertising and media investment management, public relations and public affairs and branding & identity businesses, showing stronger growth than Q1​.‍Prospects in United Kingdom are more mixed as possible post-brexit vote scenarios will play out over next two years and uncertainties about outcomes increase​.  Full Article

WPP says Mirum agrees to acquire 3Ti solutions in China
Monday, 20 Mar 2017 04:39am EDT 

WPP Plc : Mirum agrees to acquire 3Ti solutions in china .3Ti will be rebranded as Mirum in China, following completion of acquisition..  Full Article

Walgreens Boots Alliance and WPP announce global marketing and communications partnership
Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 04:19pm EST 

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc - : Walgreens Boots Alliance and WPP announce global marketing and communications partnership .Partnered with WPP to operate and develop multiple marketing and communications channels for its retail and wholesale businesses.  Full Article

WPP says unit acquires majority stake in UK digital firm,Code
Thursday, 15 Dec 2016 05:25am EST 

WPP Plc : Mediacom acquires majority stake in UK digital agency, Code .Has acquired a majority stake in Code Computer Love Ltd, a user experience studio that creates and develops digital products.  Full Article

WPP says entered into close period buy back program
Friday, 30 Sep 2016 12:31pm EDT 

WPP Plc : Maximum number of shares that will be purchased is 2.37 mln for purpose of shareholder returns . Has entered into arrangement with broker, Merrill Lynch, to repurchase ordinary shares on its behalf .Maximum pecuniary amount allocated to buy-back programme is 43.9 mln stg.  Full Article

GroupM names new global CEO
Thursday, 22 Sep 2016 10:36am EDT 

GroupM:Co, media investment group of WPP, today appointed Kelly Clark as global CEO.  Full Article

WPP acquires Norewgian content analytics company Linkpulse
Tuesday, 6 Sep 2016 05:02am EDT 

WPP Plc : Xaxis' Plista acquires Linkpulse in Norway .Xaxis' Plista acquires real-time content analytics company, Linkpulse in Norway.  Full Article

Blackhawk Network to acquire Grass Roots Group
Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016 11:47pm EDT 

: Blackhawk Network to acquire Grass Roots Group . Blackhawk Network - Buying Grass Roots Group for about £90 million (U.S. $118 million assuming current pound to dollar exchange rate) in cash . Blackhawk Network - Deal value will be using combination of cash-on-hand and borrowings under existing revolving credit facility . Blackhawk Network - Says transaction is subject to approval by FCO which is expected within next 30 to 120 days . Blackhawk Network - Acquired Grass Roots Group entities are forecasting adjusted EBITDA of approximately £11 million for full calendar year 2016 . Blackhawk Network - Current Grass Roots shareholders comprise WPP Plc and current and former management, all of whom are selling their shares in this deal .Blackhawk Network - Says Grass Roots will operate as a subsidiary of Blackhawk.  Full Article

BRIEF-WPP agrees to acquire German creative agency group thjnk AG

* WPP agrees to acquire creative agency group, thjnk AG, in Germany