Press Release


Interpublic Declares Quarterly Dividend

December 18, 2001 at 3:02 PM EST

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- At a meeting held in New York today, the Board of Directors of The Interpublic Group of Companies declared a cash dividend of 9-1/2 cents per share, payable on March 15, 2002, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 27.

The Interpublic Group of Companies is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Its four global operating groups are McCann-Erickson WorldGroup, The Partnership, FCB Group and Advanced Marketing Services. Major global brands include Draft Worldwide, Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide, Golin/Harris International, Initiative Media, Lowe Worldwide, McCann-Erickson, Octagon, Universal McCann and Weber Shandwick. Listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: IPG), the company's restated revenue was $7.2 billion in 2000.

SOURCE The Interpublic Group of Companies

CONTACT: Susan V. Watson, +1-212-399-8208, for The Interpublic Group of Companies/