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Interpublic Declares Dividend on Series A and Series B Preferred Stock

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 15, 2006--The Board of Directors of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG) has declared a dividend of $0.671875 per share on its 5 3/8% Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock and a dividend of $13.125 per share on its 5 1/4% Series B Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock. The dividend on the Series A Preferred Stock is payable in cash on September 15, 2006 to holders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2006. There will be a maximum of 7,475,000 shares of the Series A Preferred Stock outstanding on September 1, 2006, resulting in a maximum possible aggregate dividend of $5,022,266. The dividend on the Series B Preferred Stock is payable in cash on October 16, 2006 to holders of record at the close of business on October 2, 2006. There will be a maximum of 525,000 shares of the Series B Preferred Stock outstanding on October 2, 2006, resulting in a maximum possible aggregate dividend of $6,890,625.

About Interpublic

Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draft FCB Group, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe Worldwide, MAGNA Global, McCann Erickson, Momentum, MRM, Octagon, Universal McCann and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include Campbell-Ewald, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, Mullen and The Martin Agency.

CONTACT: Interpublic Group
Philippe Krakowsky, 212-704-1328
or
Analysts, Investors:
Jerry Leshne, 212-704-1439

SOURCE: The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.