Omnicom Prices €1.0 Billion Senior Notes Offering

NEW YORK, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) and Omnicom Finance Holdings plc (the “Issuer”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc., today announced the pricing of the Issuer’s public offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of 0.800% Senior Notes due 2027 (the “2027 Notes”) and €500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.400% Senior Notes due 2031 (the “2031 Notes,” and, together with the 2027 Notes, the “Notes”). The 2027 Notes will mature on July 8, 2027 and the 2031 Notes will mature on July 8, 2031. The transaction is expected to close on July 8, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. 

The 2027 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 0.800 percent per annum and the 2031 Notes will bear interest at a rate of 1.400 percent per annum. The Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Omnicom Group Inc. and Omnicom Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc. (together, the “Guarantors”). The Notes and the related guarantees will be the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the Issuer and the Guarantors, respectively, and will rank equal in right of payment to all of their respective existing and future unsecured senior indebtedness.

The Issuer intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to retire $500 million aggregate principal amount of Omnicom Group Inc.’s and Omnicom Capital Inc.’s outstanding 6.25% 2019 Senior Notes at maturity on July 15, 2019 and for general corporate purposes, which could include working capital expenditures, fixed asset expenditures, acquisitions, repayment of commercial paper and short-term debt, refinancing of other debt, repurchases of Omnicom Group Inc.’s common stock or other capital transactions. 

Application will be made to have both series of the Notes listed on The New York Stock Exchange. The listing application will be subject to approval by The New York Stock Exchange. If such a listing is obtained, the Issuer will have no obligation to maintain such listing, and the Issuer may delist either series of the Notes at any time.

Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and J.P. Morgan Securities plc are acting as joint global coordinators and joint book-running managers for the offering and Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Wells Fargo Securities International Limited are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. 

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make an offer, solicitation or sale in such jurisdiction. The public offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement that has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A final prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website at https://www.sec.gov. In addition, copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement relating to the Notes offered in the offering may be obtained by contacting any of the following underwriters: Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch at +1-800-503-4611, J.P. Morgan Securities plc at +44-20-7134-2468, Barclays Bank PLC +1-888-603-5847, or BNP Paribas at +1-800-854-5674.

This document is for distribution only to persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the “Financial Promotion Order”), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.”) of the Financial Promotion Order, (iii) are outside the United Kingdom, or (iv) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”).  This document is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.

MiFID II Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, “MiFID II”) professionals/ECPs-only / No PRIIPs KID – Manufacturer target market (MiFID II product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as the Notes are not available to retail investors in the EEA.

About Omnicom

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) 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. 

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Omnicom Wins Holding Company of the Year at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

DDB, BBDO and TBWA Named Three of Top Five Creative Networks in the World

NEW YORK, June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — At the 66th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) agencies were recognized for their excellence in terms of the quality, creativity and effectiveness of their work.

For the second consecutive year, Omnicom was named Holding Company of the Year based on the work entered in more than 27 categories, reflecting the depth and breadth of creative communications in the industry. Approximately, 123 agencies from almost 35 countries won over 200 Lions.

All three Omnicom creative networks (DDB, BBDO and TBWA) placed in the top five of the Network of the Year category, with DDB coming in second, BBDO in fourth and TBWA in fifth.

The win in Cannes means that Omnicom has been awarded the world’s most creative holding company in 2019 at three of the industry’s leading awards programs: Cannes Lions, the WARC Creative 100 and The One Show.

DDB won nearly 70 Lions, including one Titanium Lion from DDB Berlin for “The Uncensored Playlist” for Reporters Without Border. The network also saw great success with DDB Chicago’s “Broadway the Rainbow” for Skittles, which won 12 Lions. Adam&eve’s two campaigns for John Lewis, “Boy and the Piano” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” won 14 Lions.

BBDO won approximately 68 Lions including two Grand Prix. Clemenger BBDO Melbourne who received one for “The Lion’s Share” for Mars and Impact BBDO who received one for “The Blank Edition” for An-Nahar. Impact BBDO’s win marks the first time any agency in that region has received this award. In addition, AMV BBDO won a Titanium Lion for “Viva la Vulva” for Essity and was the network’s most awarded piece of work at this year’s festival.

TBWA won approximately 65 lions this year, 12 of which were Gold Lions. The network took home 10 Lions for TBWA\Chiat\Day NY’s “Billie Jean King Your Shoes” for adidas, including five Gold Lions. TBWA\Paris ended the week with 13 Lions with leading campaigns “McDelivery” for McDonald’s and “Harmless Guns” for Dagoma, which earned a Gold Lion in PR. Apple was awarded Cannes’ Creative Marketer of the Year and TBWA\Media Arts Lab won eight Lions for ‘Share your Gifts” and “Make Something Wonderful.”

In addition, Omnicom was pleased to have Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, honored by Cannes Lions Festival as this year’s recipients of the 2019 Lion of St. Mark Award. 

“It’s truly an honor to win the most creative holding company for the second year in a row.” commented John Wren, Chairman and CEO of Omnicom Group. “However, it’s important to remember that holding companies don’t win awards, people do. I want to congratulate all of our people on their tireless efforts to create exceptional work for our clients.”

ABOUT OMNICOM GROUP INC.
Omnicom Group (www.omnicomgroup.com) 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. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

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Omnicom Agencies Embrace Creativity, Disruption and Innovation at Cannes Lions 2019

NEW YORK, June 5, 2019 – At the 66th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) and its agencies are producing engaging experiences for festival attendees through a number of speaking sessions both on and off the main stage. Its world-class marketing and advertising leaders will be participating in a variety of discussions that explore how to promote innovative ideas, challenge the status quo, further diversity and inclusion efforts and strengthen data-driven creativity. 

As part of this content, Omnicom will be hosting a mainstage session in the Lumiere Theatre on Thursday, June 20th from 12:30-13:15 titled “Stop Holding Your Breath: Brand Activism in a Hyper-Charged Society”. The session, moderated by Omnicom’s SVP & Chief Diversity Officer Tiffany R. Warren, will feature renown leaders within the advertising and entertainment industries, including Troy Ruhanen, President and CEO of TBWA\Worldwide; Colleen DeCourcy, Co-President and CCO of Wieden+Kennedy; and Kenya Barris, writer, producer and founder of Khalabo Ink Society. The session will explore why many of today’s brands are choosing to take a stand on society’s most pressing issues and how to do so effectively. 

In addition, Omnicom is pleased to announce that Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein, founders of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, are this year’s recipients of the 2019 Lion of St. Mark Award. The two creatives will be interviewed by Philip Thomas, Chairman of Cannes Lions, on Friday, June 21st from 12:30-13:15 at the Debussy Theatre: Lion of St. Mark Interview.

Below are some additional session highlights from Omnicom’s agency networks:

BBDO

DDB

Omnicom Media Group

  • •Heart & Science’s Renee Cassard, Chief Audience Officer, and Megan Pagliuca, Chief Data Officer, will host a “Self-Regulation Panel” at the Hearts & Science suite
  • •PHD will host a breakfast panel featuring Philippa Brown, CEO of PHD Worldwide, for the launch of its book “Overthrow II – 10 strategies for the new wave of challengers”
  • •Israel Mirsky, Executive Director of Global Technology and Emerging Platforms at OMD, is participating on a panel at the Pandora Cabana exploring “What the Future Sounds Like” 

TBWA

The complete schedule of daily event programming can be found at OmnicomEvents.com.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com) 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.  Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

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