SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 1, 2018
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
909 Third Avenue, New York, New York
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 212-704-1200
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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This Form 8-K/A is being filed as an amendment to the Current Report on Form 8-K filed by The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on October 1, 2018. The purpose of this Amendment is to (i) correct a typographical error in which the first item of the Report, “Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets,” was mistakenly labeled as “Item 2.02” instead of “Item 2.01”; and (ii) include active hyperlinks for each of the exhibits identified in the exhibit index in the last item of the Report, "Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits." Except for the foregoing, this Form 8-K/A does not amend, modify or update the disclosures contained in the original Form 8-K.
Item 2.01. Completion of Acquisition or Disposition of Assets.
On October 1, 2018 (the “Closing Date”), pursuant to the terms of the Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), dated as of July 2, 2018, by and among The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (the “Company”), Acxiom LLC (formerly Acxiom Corporation, “Acxiom”), LiveRamp, Inc., (“LiveRamp”), and Acxiom Holdings, Inc. (“Holdco”), the Company completed the acquisition of Holdco’s Marketing Solutions business (the “AMS Business”) through the acquisition of 100% of the equity interests of Acxiom from Holdco for $2.3 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments (the “AMS Acquisition”).
Pursuant to the terms of the Purchase Agreement, prior to the Closing Date, Acxiom completed a holding company merger (the “Merger”) resulting in Acxiom becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Holdco and Holdco becoming a publicly traded company. Immediately following the completion of the Merger, Acxiom converted into a Delaware limited liability company and distributed all of its equity interests in LiveRamp, its wholly owned subsidiary, to Holdco, such that Acxiom and LiveRamp were coequal, wholly owned direct subsidiaries of Holdco, with LiveRamp holding the LiveRamp identity technology provider business and Acxiom holding the AMS Business.
The description of the Purchase Agreement set forth above does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Purchase Agreement, which was filed by the Company as Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 6, 2018.
The Company has determined that it is not required to file separate audited financial statements of Acxiom under Rule 3-05 of Regulation S-X or pro forma financial information relating to the acquisition of Acxiom under Article 11 of Regulation S-X.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Membership Interest Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 2, 2018, by and among Acxiom Corporation, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., LiveRamp, Inc., and Acxiom Holdings, Inc. (filed as Exhibit 2.1 of the Company’s Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2018 and incorporated by reference herein).
Credit Agreement, dated as of July 27, 2018, among The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., the initial lenders named therein, Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as syndication agent and Citibank, N.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as joint leader arrangers and joint bookrunners (filed as Exhibit 10.1 of the Company’s Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 2, 2018 and incorporated by reference herein).
Amendment No. 1 to the Credit Agreement, dated as of July 27, 2018, among The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., the banks, financial institutions and other institutional lenders parties to the Credit Agreement and Citibank, N.A., as agent for the lenders (filed as Exhibit 10.1 of the Company’s Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 2, 2018 and incorporated by reference herein).
Press Release issued by The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc., dated October 1, 2018.
* Previously filed.
ϯ Certain schedules and exhibits to this agreement were omitted pursuant to Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. The Company agrees to furnish a supplemental copy of any omitted schedule or exhibit to the SEC upon request.
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.
THE INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC.
Date: October 2, 2018
By: /s/ Andrew Bonzani
Name: Andrew Bonzani
Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary