WPP is the world’s leading communications services group.

Through our operating companies, the Group provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising; media investment management; data investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; and specialist communications, including direct, digital and interactive. The Group employs over 170,000 people (including associates) in more than 3,000 offices across 110 countries. It has billings of US$70.5 billion and revenues of US$16.5 billion.

Our worldwide companies include JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, Y&R, Grey Group, United Group, GroupM (including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus and Xaxis), Kantar (including Millward Brown and TNS), Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Cohn & Wolfe, RLM Finsbury, Ogilvy Public Relations, Landor, The Brand Union, Fitch, Sudler & Hennessey, Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, ghg, OgilvyOne, Wunderman, AKQA and WPP Digital (including 24/7 Media), among others.

WPP companies provide communications services to clients worldwide including 350 of the Fortune Global 500; all 30 of the Dow Jones 30; 63 of the NASDAQ 100; and 31 of the Fortune e-50.

In 2013 WPP won Holding Company of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the third year running. WPP was also named, for the second consecutive year, the World’s Most Effective Holding Company in the 2013 Effie Effectiveness Index, which recognises the effectiveness of marketing communications.

For more information, visit www.wpp.com.

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