Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 25, 2017
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File
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909 Third Avenue, New York, New York
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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 212-704-1200
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(d) On October 25, 2017, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Patrick Q. Moore as an independent member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Moore will also serve on each of the Company’s Audit and Compensation and Leadership Talent Committees. With the appointment of Mr. Moore, the Company’s Board will consist of eleven directors.

Mr. Moore’s compensation for his service as a director will be consistent with that of the Company's other non-management directors, as described in the Company’s proxy statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2017, under “Non-Management Director Compensation.”

A copy of the Company’s press release relating to this director appointment is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following exhibit is furnished as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit 99.1: Press release of the Company, dated October 27, 2017.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 27, 2017
By:        /s/ Andrew Bonzani                           
Name:   Andrew Bonzani
Title:     Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary



Patrick Q. Moore Joins Interpublic Board of Directors

New York, NY - October 27, 2017 - The Board of Directors of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) today announced the appointment of Patrick Q. Moore, as an independent director of IPG, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Moore is the EVP, Strategy and Business Development of Carters, Inc., a leading branded marketer in the United States and Canada of infant and children’s apparel and related products, having served in that role since August 2017.

Mr. Moore’s appointment expands IPG’s Board to eleven directors, ten of whom are independent. Mr. Moore will serve on the Audit and Compensation and Leadership Talent committees.

“We are pleased to welcome Patrick Moore to IPG’s Board of Directors,” said Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO of IPG. “Patrick’s strategic consulting expertise combined with his deep knowledge of business development and operations at consumer facing brands will be invaluable to both our Board and IPG.”

Prior to his current role at Carter’s, Mr. Moore served as the Chief Strategy & Corporate Development Officer YP Holdings from 2013 to 2017. Mr. Moore also spent more than 10 years at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, serving as a Partner in the firm’s Consumer Practice and also led the Consumer Digital Excellence initiative at McKinsey in North America, spanning online, e-commerce, and multichannel initiatives.

Interpublic Group 909 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 212-704-1200 tel 212-704-1201 fax

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About Interpublic
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Craft, FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding), FutureBrand, Golin, Huge, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, MAGNA, McCann, Momentum, MRM//McCann, MullenLowe Group, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Other leading brands include Avrett Free Ginsberg, Campbell Ewald, Carmichael Lynch, Deutsch, Hill Holliday, ID Media and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit

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Contact Information
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(212) 704-1326

Jerry Leshne
(Analysts, Investors)
(212) 704-1439

Interpublic Group 909 Third Avenue New York, NY 10022 212-704-1200 tel 212-704-1201 fax