SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 30, 2017
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)
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(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. |
(d) On June 30, 2017, The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (the Company) appointed E. Lee Wyatt Jr., as an independent member of the
Companys Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Wyatt has also been appointed to each of the Companys Audit and Corporate Governance committees. With the appointment of Mr. Wyatt, the Companys Board consists
of ten directors.
Mr. Wyatts compensation for his service as a director will be consistent with that of the Companys other
non-management directors, as described in the Companys proxy statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 13, 2017, under Non-Management Director Compensation.
A copy of the Companys 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 Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.
||Financial Statements and Exhibits. |
The following exhibit is furnished as part of this Current Report on
(d) Exhibits 99.1 Press release of the Registrant, dated June 30, 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.
||THE INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC.|
Date: June 30, 2017
/s/ Andrew Bonzani
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
E. Lee Wyatt Jr. Joins Interpublic Board of Directors
New York, NY June 30, 2017 The Board of Directors of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) today announced the appointment of E. Lee Wyatt Jr., as
an independent director of IPG, effective July 1, 2017. Mr. Wyatt is the current Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fortune Brands Home & Security, having served in that role since 2011. As previously announced
by Fortune Brands, Mr. Wyatt will step down as CFO on July 1, 2017 and will serve as an Executive Vice President at Fortune Brands until his retirement from the company at the end of the year.
Mr. Wyatts appointment expands IPGs Board to ten directors, nine of whom are independent. Mr. Wyatt will serve on the Audit and
Corporate Governance committees.
Lee is an accomplished business leader with deep financial expertise, having served as Chief Financial Officer of
several publicly traded companies for many years, said Michael Roth, Chairman and CEO of IPG. As a well-respected leader, Lee has overseen complex businesses at major global marketers and were confident he will add great value
to both our Board and IPG, Mr. Roth concluded.
to his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fortune Brands,
Mr. Wyatt served in various leadership roles throughout his career, including as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Hanesbrands Inc. (formerly, Sara Lee Branded Apparel) from 2005 to 2011, and prior to that role, as Senior
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sonic Automotive Inc. from 2003 to 2005.
Interpublic is one of the worlds 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 www.interpublic.com.
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