SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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THE INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC.
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Shareholder Meeting to be Held on Thursday, May 22, 2014
Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual shareholders meeting are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!
This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The proxy statement and annual report to shareholders are available at:
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|When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares.|
|Step 1:||Go to www.envisionreports.com/IPG to view the materials.|
|Step 2:||Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.|
|Step 3:||Follow the instructions on the screen to log in.|
|Step 4:||Make your selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote.|
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Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials If you want to receive a copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before May 13, 2014 to facilitate timely delivery.
The 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (Interpublic) will be held in the McGraw-Hill Building, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 9:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors recommendations.
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the election of each of the nominees for director and FOR proposals 2, 3, 4 and 5.
|1.||Election of directors: Jocelyn Carter-Miller, Jill M. Considine, Richard A. Goldstein, H. John Greeniaus, Mary J. Steele Guilfoile, Dawn Hudson, William T. Kerr, Michael I. Roth and David M. Thomas;|
|2.||Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Interpublics independent registered public accounting firm for 2014;|
|3.||Approval of an advisory vote to approve named executive officer compensation;|
|4.||Approval of The Interpublic Group 2014 Performance Incentive Plan; and|
|5.||Approval of The Interpublic Group Executive Performance (162(m)) Plan.|
The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on March 27, 2014 as the record date (the Record Date) for the determination of shareholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) thereof.
PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the meeting, please bring this notice with you.
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020
The following Proxy Materials are available for you to review online:
|||Interpublics 2014 Proxy Statement (including all attachments thereto);|
|||Interpublics Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2013 (which is not deemed to be part of the official proxy soliciting materials); and|
|||any amendments to the foregoing materials that are required to be furnished to shareholders.|
Heres how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select a future delivery preference:
Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below.
|Email copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet following the instructions below.|
If you request an email copy of current materials you will receive an email with a link to the materials.
PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a set of proxy materials.
Internet Go to www.envisionreports.com/IPG. Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Follow the instructions to log in and order a copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials.
Telephone Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the materials by mail for the current meeting. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.
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|To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by May 13, 2014.|