Omnicom Prices Offering of $500 Million Senior Notes With Effective Yield of 2.994%

NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), together with its wholly owned direct finance subsidiary, Omnicom Capital Inc., today announced the pricing of their public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). The Notes were priced at 105.287% of face value plus accrued interest from April 23, 2012, resulting in an effective yield of 2.994%.  The Notes are an additional issuance of, will be fully fungible with and form a single series with the issuers' $750 million 3.625% Senior Notes due 2022 issued on April 23, 2012, and will have the same CUSIP number.  The Notes will mature on May 1, 2022.  The transaction is expected to close on August 9, 2012.  The issuers intend to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which could include working capital expenditures, fixed asset expenditures, acquisitions, refinancing of other debt, repurchases of common stock or other capital transactions.

The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.625% per annum, will be the joint and several unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of Omnicom Group Inc. and Omnicom Capital Inc. and will rank equal in right of payment to all of their respective existing and future unsecured senior indebtedness.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The Notes are being offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and a preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the offering have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.  Any offers for the Notes will be made exclusively by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus.  The Notes will not be listed on any securities exchange.  Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offer and sale of the Notes may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at  Alternatively, the issuers, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to send you these documents if you request them by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 1-212-834-4533 or Citigroup Global Markets Inc. toll-free at 1-877-858-5407.

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.

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Randall Weisenburger, Omnicom Group Inc., +1-212-415-3393