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): November 13, 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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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously disclosed by The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (the “Company”), in December 2016 one of the Company’s standalone domestic agencies had been contacted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) for documents regarding video production practices in the advertising industry.
By letter dated November 5, 2018, the DOJ confirmed that the foregoing investigation has been closed, and all documents produced by the Company and its subsidiary were returned to the Company. The DOJ did not bring any charges against the Company or its subsidiary.
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: November 13, 2018
By: /s/ Andrew Bonzani
Name: Andrew Bonzani
Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary