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WPP PLC (WPP.L)

WPP.L on London Stock Exchange

1,033.50GBp
19 Oct 2018
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Latest Key Developments (Source: Significant Developments)

WPP To Merge VML, Y&R To Create New Agency
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018 

Sept 26 (Reuters) - WPP Plc ::WPP CREATES NEW BRAND EXPERIENCE AGENCY VMLY&R.VMLY&R'S PROPOSITION WILL COMBINE BRAND EXPERIENCE AND BRAND ADVERTISING.NEW AGENCY WILL BE LED BY GLOBAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER JON COOK, WHO IS CURRENTLY GLOBAL CEO OF VML.VMLY&R WILL BE AN AGENCY OF MORE THAN 7,000 PEOPLE, AND ONE OF WPP'S PRINCIPAL BRANDS.DAVID SABLE, FORMER GLOBAL CEO OF Y&R, WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT JON, VMLY&R AND ITS CLIENTS.VMLY&R WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN EARLY 2019.DAVID SABLE WILL BE NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF NEW AGENCY.  Full Article

WPP Considers Merger Of Young & Rubicam And Digital Ad Firm VML- WSJ
Sunday, 23 Sep 2018 

Sept 23 (Reuters) - :WPP CONSIDERS MERGER OF YOUNG & RUBICAM AND DIGITAL AD FIRM VML- WSJ , CITING SOURCES.  Full Article

Mark Read To Be Revealed As New CEO Of WPP Next Week - FT
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 

Aug 30 (Reuters) - :MARK READ TO BE REVEALED AS NEW CEO OF WPP NEXT WEEK - FT, CITING SOURCES.  Full Article

WPP Veteran Mark Read leading candidate to succeed Martin Sorrell - WSJ
Friday, 27 Jul 2018 

July 27 (Reuters) - :WPP VETERAN MARK READ HAS EMERGED AS LEADING CANDIDATE TO SUCCEED MARTIN SORRELL AS CEO - WSJ.  Full Article

WPP, Koç Group To Launch New Digital Media Agency Ingage
Thursday, 5 Jul 2018 

July 5 (Reuters) - WPP PLC ::WPP & KOÇ FORM A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO LAUNCH INGAGE.JOINT VENTURE TO BE FULLY BACKED BY WPP AND KOÇ GROUP.ZER'S DIGITAL MARKETING TEAM WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THEIR CLIENTS UNDER BRAND INGAGE.  Full Article

WPP Board Weighing Contingency Plans If Martin Sorrell Leaves- WSJ
Friday, 13 Apr 2018 

April 13 (Reuters) - :BOARD OF WPP WEIGHING CONTINGENCY PLANS IN THE EVENT CHIEF EXECUTIVE MARTIN SORRELL LEAVES THE COMPANY- WSJ, CITING SOURCES.IF SORRELL DEPARTS, BOARD IS CONSIDERING TAPPING WPP VETERANS MARK READ AND ANDREW SCOTT TO BE CO-CEOS- WSJ, CITING SOURCES.  Full Article

WPP Says Unit Acquires Majority Stake In Digital Consultancy ARBA In Hong Kong​
Monday, 18 Dec 2017 

Dec 18 (Reuters) - WPP Plc ::‍OGILVY & MATHER ACQUIRES A MAJORITY STAKE IN DIGITAL CONSULTANCY ARBA IN HONG KONG​.  Full Article

Bain Capital Completes Tender Offer Worth 87.05 Percent Of Japan's Asatsu-Dk Voting Rights - Filing
Thursday, 7 Dec 2017 

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Asatsu-Dk Inc <9747.T>::BAIN CAPITAL COMPLETES TENDER OFFER WORTH 87.05 PERCENT OF JAPAN'S ASATSU-DK VOTING RIGHTS - FILING.  Full Article

Bain Capital says it agrees with WPP to buy Asatsu DK shares
Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Asatsu-dk Inc <9747.T>:Bain Capital says it agrees with WPP to buy Asatsu DK shares.Bain Capital says it will extend TOB period until Dec. 6.Bain Capital says WPP agrees to buy ADK shares for 3,660 yen a share.Bain Capital says WPP will withdraw legal action against ADK if tender offer succeeds.  Full Article

WPP says it will not accept Bain's tender offer for ADK shares
Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Wpp Plc :‍WPP owns 10.3 million ADK shares, representing 24.96 pct of issued share capital of ADK​.WPP PLC - ‍WPP does not intend to accept tender offer launched by Bain on 2 October 2017 as company believes Bain has "significantly undervalued ADK​".‍WPP would welcome opportunity to engage constructively with board of ADK if tender offer fails​.WPP - With approval of board and other shareowners company would also be prepared, as requested by some shareowners, to increase shareholding in ADK to 33 percent​.  Full Article

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