NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2020 — Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) today announced the pricing of its public offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 2.450% Senior Notes due 2030 (the “Notes”). The Notes will mature on April 30, 2030. The transaction is expected to close on February 21, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. The Notes will not be listed on any securities exchange or included in any automated quotation system.
The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 2.450 percent per annum. The Notes will be the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of Omnicom Group Inc. and will rank equal in right of payment to all of its existing and future unsecured senior indebtedness.
Omnicom Group Inc. intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the Notes, together with cash on hand, to redeem its 4.45% Senior Notes due 2020 co-issued with Omnicom Capital Inc., which mature on August 15, 2020, and of which $600 million aggregate principal amount was outstanding as of December 31, 2019.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BofA Securities, Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. 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: Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at 1-800-831-9146, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 1-212-834-4533 or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC at 1-800-645-3751. This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption with respect to the 4.45% Senior Notes due 2020.
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.
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