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Interpublic Shareholders Overwhelmingly Support Board and Management Recommendations

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 25, 2006--Interpublic (NYSE: IPG) today held its 2005 Annual Meeting in New York. During the meeting, its board members and management resolutions received overwhelming support from shareholders.

88.5% of the total outstanding shares, or 385,758,248, voted either in person or by proxy. The following resolutions were voted on:

    --  The stockholder's resolution to separate the roles of CEO and
        Chairman of the Corporation was defeated by 92% of
        shareholders.

    --  The stockholder's resolution to recoup certain management
        bonuses was defeated by nearly 95% of shareholders.

    --  The proposal to adopt the 2006 Performance Incentive Plan of
        Interpublic was approved by 75% of stockholders.

    --  Management's proposal to confirm PricewaterhouseCoopers was
        approved by over 97% of stockholders.

    --  All eight board members proposed were re-elected to the board
        of directors. Frank J. Borelli was elected by 96.5% of those
        voting , Reginald Brack with 96.6%, Jill M. Considine with
        97%, Richard A. Goldstein with 97.9%, H. John Greeniaus with
        96.2%, Michael I. Roth with 97.3%, J. Phillip Samper with
        96.7% and David M. Thomas with 97.9%.

"We are very pleased with the overwhelming support of our shareholders," commented Michael I. Roth, Chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group. "The votes indicate that they understand the work management and the Board are doing to put Interpublic back on track. This is clearly an endorsement of our progress thus far and a strong positive statement about our future prospects."

About Interpublic

Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draft, Foote Cone & Belding Worldwide, 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
             Philippe Krakowsky, 212-704-1328
             or
             Analysts, Investors:
             Jerry Leshne, 212-704-1439

    SOURCE: Interpublic