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10-K
INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 02/23/2015
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Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - (continued)
(Amounts in Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)



SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME
 
Years ended December 31,
 
Change    
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
 
2014 vs 2013
 
2013 vs 2012
Segment operating income1
$
161.0

 
$
137.6

 
$
114.2

 
17.0
%
 
20.5
%
Operating margin1
11.2
%
 
10.4
%
 
9.3
%
 
 
 
 

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Segment operating income and operating margin exclude restructuring and other reorganization-related reversals of approximately $0.5 and $0.3 for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2012, respectively, and charges of approximately $4.5, for the year ended December 31, 2013. See "Restructuring and Other Reorganization-Related Charges (Reversals), net" in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and Note 8 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for further information.
Operating income increased during 2014 when compared to 2013 due to an increase in revenue of $113.1, partially offset by increases in salaries and related expenses of $70.8 and office and general expenses of $18.9. The increase in salaries and related expenses was due to an increase in base salaries, benefits and temporary help, primarily attributable to increases in our workforce, most notably at our public relations business, to support business growth, as well as increases due to acquisitions in 2014. Office and general expenses increased primarily due to higher occupancy costs and increased spending to support new business activity and increases due to acquisitions during 2014.
Operating income increased during 2013 when compared to 2012 due to an increase in revenue of $99.0, partially offset by increases in salaries and related expenses of $38.8 and office and general expenses of $36.8. The increase in salaries and related expenses was primarily attributable to increases in our workforce across most disciplines, primarily at our public relations business to support business growth. Office and general expenses increased primarily due to higher production expenses related to pass-through costs for certain projects where we acted as principal that increased in size or were new during 2013.

CORPORATE AND OTHER
Certain corporate and other charges are reported as a separate line item within total segment operating income and include corporate office expenses, as well as shared service center and certain other centrally managed expenses that are not fully allocated to operating divisions. Salaries and related expenses include salaries, long-term incentives, annual bonuses and other miscellaneous benefits for corporate office employees. Office and general expenses primarily include professional fees related to internal control compliance, financial statement audits and legal, information technology and other consulting services that are engaged and managed through the corporate office. In addition, office and general expenses also include rental expense and depreciation of leasehold improvements for properties occupied by corporate office employees. A portion of centrally managed expenses are allocated to operating divisions based on a formula that uses the planned revenues of each of the operating units. Amounts allocated also include specific charges for information technology-related projects, which are allocated based on utilization.
Corporate and other expenses increased during 2014 by $8.7 to $149.5 compared to 2013, primarily due to higher incentive awards expense resulting from improved financial performance and higher employee insurance costs due to increased claims and regulatory changes, partially offset by lower occupancy costs.
Corporate and other expenses increased slightly during 2013 by $3.5 to $140.8 compared to 2012, primarily due to an increase in salaries and related expenses, mainly attributable to higher base salaries, benefits and temporary help, partially offset by lower severance expenses and a decrease in office and general expenses.


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