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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Wren

65 1997 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Philip Angelastro

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Wendy Clark

2018 President and Chief Executive Officer of DDB Worldwide

Jonathan Nelson

50 Chief Executive Officer - Omnicom Digital

Peter Sherman

54 2014 Executive Vice President

Peter Swiecicki

59 2015 Senior Vice President - Finance, Controller

Andrew Castellaneta

59 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Michael O'Brien

56 2003 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Dennis Hewitt

73 1994 Treasurer

Leonard Coleman

68 2015 Lead Independent Director

Alan Batkin

73 2008 Independent Director

Mary Choksi

68 2011 Independent Director

Robert Clark

74 2002 Independent Director

Susan Denison

71 1997 Independent Director

Ronnie Hawkins

49 2018 Independent Director

Deborah Kissire

60 2016 Independent Director

Gracia Martore

66 2017 Independent Director

Linda Rice

60 2000 Independent Director

Valerie Williams

61 2016 Independent Director

Shub Mukherjee

2016 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

John Wren

Mr. John D. Wren is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Omnicom Group Inc. Mr. Wren is President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom, a position he has held since January 1997. He was elected President in 1996 and named Chief Executive Officer in 1997. Under his direction, Omnicom has become one of the largest advertising, marketing and corporate communications companies in the world. Mr. Wren entered the advertising business in 1984, joining Needham Harper Worldwide as an executive vice president. As part of the team that created Omnicom in 1986, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom’s DAS Group of Companies division in 1990. Through the positions Mr. Wren has held at Omnicom and its networks, including that of President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom since January 1997, Mr. Wren possesses an in-depth understanding of the Company’s complex global businesses and strategy. As the former Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom’s DAS Group of Companies division, Mr. Wren has tremendous advertising, marketing and corporate communications experience. Under his leadership, the DAS Group of Companies grew to become Omnicom’s largest operating group, comprised of companies in a wide array of disciplines ranging from public relations to branding. Together with his strategic vision, Mr. Wren’s vast knowledge of Omnicom, its businesses, its clients and its people enables him to provide important insights to the Board. In fact, Mr. Wren’s extensive and long-term relationships with key clients, coupled with relationships with key management around the world that he has developed over many years, serve as a critical component of the Board’s overall skill-set. Mr. Wren is also a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, and as such, he has direct exposure to the dynamic issues facing a myriad of international companies.

Philip Angelastro

Mr. Philip J. Angelastro is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Omnicom Group Inc. In January 2002 and was appointed Controller of Omnicom Group Inc. on February 1, 1999. Mr. Angelastro joined the Company in June 1997 as Vice President of Finance of Diversified Agency Services ("DAS") after being a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP.

Wendy Clark

Ms. Wendy Clark is President and Chief Executive Officer of DDB Worldwide of the Company. Clark joined the agency in 2016, from Coca-Cola North America, where she was President, Sparkling Brands and Strategic Marketing. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Sparkling Brand Center, where she was responsible for the global leadership of all Coca-Cola's Sparkling brands. Before joining Coca-Cola in 2008, she was Senior Vice President, Advertising for AT&T.

Jonathan Nelson

Mr. Jonathan B. Nelson is an Chief Executive Officer - Omnicom Digital division of the Company. Mr. Nelson oversees Omnicom’s digital strategy, one of our fastest growing capabilities. A veteran of Omnicom since 2002, last year Mr. Nelson continued to spearhead the integration of digital capabilities across Omnicom’s portfolio companies. He also successfully led the continued global development of our data and content management platforms, digital services, technical and data partnerships, and search and programmatic media capabilities. Mr. Nelson also takes a leading role in the recruitment of talent for our digital services and in mergers and acquisitions in the digital landscape. Mr. Nelson is widely recognized as an industry thought leader, appearing in print in The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Newsweek, and Ad Week and on television on CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC.

Peter Sherman

Mr. Peter K. Sherman is Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Sherman was named Executive Vice President in April 2014 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of JWT North America from June 2013 to April 2014 and previously held various positions with BBDO Worldwide from 1997 until 2013

Peter Swiecicki

Mr. Peter L. Swiecicki is Senior Vice President of Finance, Controller of Omnicom Group Inc. Prior to joining Omnicom in 2013, Mr. Swiecicki spent over 30 years at Omnicom's BBDO in various roles. He started his career at BBDO as Controller, BBDO Detroit, rising to CFO and COO of the agency. In 2010, he assumed the role of CFO of BBDO Germany and then moved to BBDO Worldwide in New York to shepherd several worldwide process efficiency initiatives.

Andrew Castellaneta

Mr. Andrew L. Castellaneta is an Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Omnicom Group Inc. Mr. Castellaneta joined Omnicom as Assistant Controller in 2000 and has played a key role in enhancing the company's global financial reporting process and ongoing efforts to define and implement accounting policies and procedures for all Omnicom companies. Prior to joining Omnicom, he spent over a decade at the corporate headquarters of the Walt Disney Company and IBM in various senior financial management positions, including roles in financial reporting, M&A, real estate and treasury.

Michael O'Brien

Mr. Michael J. O'Brien is an Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Omnicom Group Inc. Mr. O'Brien joined the company in November 2003 and was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in December 2003. Before that, Mr. O’Brien was a partner in the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP.

Dennis Hewitt

Mr. Dennis E. Hewitt is no longer Treasurer of Omnicom Group Inc effective effective Dec. 31, 2018. He joined the Company in May 1988 as Assistant Treasurer.

Leonard Coleman

Mr. Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Omnicom Group Inc. Mr. Coleman was Senior Advisor, Major League Baseball, from 1999 through 2005. Previously, he was Chairman of Arena Co., a subsidiary of Yankees/Nets, until September 2002. Before that, he was President, National League, Major League Baseball from 1994 to 1999, having previously served since 1992 as Executive Director, Market Development of Major League Baseball. Additionally, Mr. Coleman was previously a municipal finance banker for Kidder, Peabody & Company. Prior to joining Kidder, Mr. Coleman served as Commissioner of both the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and Department of Energy, and Chairman of the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. Mr. Coleman was also the Vice Chairman of the State Commission on Ethical Standards and a member of the Economic Development Authority, Urban Enterprise Zone Authority, Urban Development Authority, State Planning Commission and New Jersey Public Television Commission. He has also served as President of the Greater Newark Urban Coalition and worked in a management consulting capacity throughout Africa. Mr. Coleman is a director, Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Avis Budget Group (listed on Nasdaq), a leading rental car supplier. Mr. Coleman also serves as a director and member of the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees of Electronic Arts Inc. (listed on Nasdaq), a company that develops, markets, publishes and distributes video games, and as a director and member of the Governance Committee of Hess Corporation (listed on NYSE), an energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. Mr. Coleman also served as a director of Aramark Corporation, Churchill Downs Inc. and H.J. Heinz Corporation during the last five years.

Alan Batkin

Mr. Alan R. Batkin is Independent Director of Omnicom Group Inc. Mr. Batkin is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Converse Associates, Inc., a strategic advisory firm. From 2007 to 2012, he was the Vice Chairman of Eton Park Capital Management, L.P., a multi-disciplinary investment firm. From 1990 to 2007, he was Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., a geopolitical consulting firm that advises multi-national companies. Additionally, Mr. Batkin is a director and member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees of Hasbro, Inc. (listed on Nasdaq), a toy and game company, a director, member of the Audit and Compensation Committees and Presiding Director of Cantel Medical Corp. (listed on NYSE), a provider of infection prevention and control products in the healthcare market, and a director, Chairman of the Board and member of the Audit, Conflicts, Nominating, Governance and Compensation Committees of Pattern Energy Group, Inc. (listed on Nasdaq), an independent power company. Mr. Batkin also served as a director of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. during the last five years. Mr. Batkin also has high-level financial experience and can provide the Board with valuable input relating to matters of corporate finance and asset management. This experience is additive not only to his role as a director, but also to his service as a member of our Finance Committee. In addition, Mr. Batkin has extensive experience serving on the boards and audit and compensation committees of several public companies in a variety of industries.

Mary Choksi

Ms. Mary C. Choksi is Independent Director of Omnicom Group Inc. From 1987 to 2017, Ms. Choksi was a founding partner and Senior Manager of Strategic Investment Group, an investment management enterprise which designs and implements global investment strategies for large institutional and individual investors. In addition, Ms. Choksi is a trustee of a number of funds in the Franklin Templeton Funds family. Ms. Choksi was also a founder and, until May 2011, a Managing Director of Emerging Markets Management LLC, which manages portfolios of emerging market equity securities, primarily for institutional investors. Prior to 1987, Ms. Choksi worked in the Pension Investment Division of the World Bank. Ms. Choksi is a director and member of the Audit and Governance Committees of Avis Budget Group (listed on Nasdaq), a leading rental car supplier, and a director of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (listed on NYSE), a company whose principal businesses are conducted through its insurance subsidiaries and other affiliates. Ms. Choksi’s career includes 10 years of experience at the World Bank, primarily working in the Bank’s development arm focusing on projects in South and Southeast Asia. Through this role, Ms. Choksi acquired a keen appreciation of the many challenges facing a multinational institution as it navigates foreign markets and hones its global investment strategies. Collectively, this experience and learning is an extremely valuable component of the overall mix of skills necessary for the Board to effectively oversee the development of Omnicom’s diversified global businesses. In addition, Ms. Choksi’s breadth of experience significantly benefits Omnicom’s Audit Committee on which she serves as Chair, and Compensation Committee on which she serves as a member. Ms. Choksi also has considerable experience as a member of the board and audit committees of other public companies.

Robert Clark

Mr. Robert Charles Clark is Independent Director of Omnicom Group Inc. Mr. Clark is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard Law School, a position he has held since 2003. His research and teaching interests are centered on corporate governance. Previously, he was Dean and Royall Professor of Law at Harvard Law School from July 1989 through June 2003. He has served as a professor of law at Harvard Law School since 1978, and before that, was a tenured professor at Yale Law School. His concentration was corporate law. In addition, Mr. Clark was an associate at Ropes & Gray from 1972 to 1974. For 28 years, until July 2016, Mr. Clark served as a trustee of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA), the giant pension fund serving the higher education community, and for much of that time he chaired the TIAA Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Clark is the Lead Independent Director, a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Time Warner Inc. (listed on NYSE), a media and entertainment company. Mr. Clark also has extensive public and private company board experience and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Time Warner. He previously served as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Human Resources, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, and Executive Committees of TIAA. Through his service on the boards of both corporate institutions such as Time Warner and financial institutions such as TIAA, as well as the boards of other large public companies, Mr. Clark possesses an in-depth knowledge of the financial management and business operations and strategies of a global enterprise.

Susan Denison

Ms. Susan S. Denison is Independent Director of Omnicom Group Inc. Ms. Denison is a former partner of Cook Associates, a retained executive search firm, a position she held from June 2001 to April 2015. Ms. Denison has more than twenty years of senior executive experience within the Media, Entertainment and Consumer Products Industries. She formerly served as a Partner at TASA Worldwide/Johnson, Smith & Knisely and the Cheyenne Group. She has also served as Executive Vice President, Entertainment and Marketing for Madison Square Garden, Executive Vice President and General Manager at Showtime Networks’ Direct-To-Home Division, Vice President, Marketing for Showtime Networks and Senior Vice President, Revlon. In addition, Ms. Denison previously held marketing positions at Charles of the Ritz, Clairol and Richardson-Vicks. With her many years of experience in media and marketing, including multiple senior management roles for companies as varied as Richardson-Vicks, Clairol, Showtime Networks, Revlon and Madison Square Garden, Ms. Denison provides Omnicom and its Board with a deep understanding of consumer behavior and a strategic vision of the business operations of Omnicom’s agencies. As former Partner of an executive search firm and an executive within the media, entertainment and consumer products industries, Ms. Denison brings to the Board an intimate familiarity with executive compensation practices, as well as an extensive knowledge of complex media strategies, the oversight of management, and consumer market insights. Ms. Denison’s leadership experience as a Partner at Cook Associates where she was involved in executive recruiting of the most senior executives, generally at the “C Suite” level, provides her with unparalleled knowledge of the compensation policies and practices of large public companies.

Ronnie Hawkins

Mr. Ronnie Hawkins is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hawkins is currently Managing Director, Head of International Investments and a member of the Investment Committee of EIG Global Energy Partners. He joined EIG in 2014 and was named to the Investment Committee in 2017. In these roles, Mr. Hawkins leads EIG's efforts to identify, execute and manage energy investments outside the U.S. Previously, Mr. Hawkins held positions as a senior executive in the banking industry where he led numerous corporate financings for large companies including equity, debt and structured financings. Mr. Hawkins has extensive strategic planning and corporate advisory experience developed over many years of identifying and managing energy investments for EIG Global Energy Partners. With a focus on investments outside of the U.S., Mr. Hawkins possesses an in-depth understanding of the complex regulations governing international business operations and contributes the highest level of international experience to the Board’s mix of skill sets. Mr. Hawkins also served as a senior executive at General Electric for several years where he managed acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures while leading GE Energy’s Global Business Development activities. Having structured and overseen a great number of business transactions encompassing varied and complex business strategies, Mr. Hawkins has honed an acute understanding of strategic planning, business operations and the role of management. This background and knowledge serves as a key component of the Board’s effective oversight of Omnicom and its management. Having held several senior positions at Citigroup and Credit Suisse leading corporate financings and advising public companies on large transactions, Mr. Hawkins brings valuable investment banking expertise to the Board. Through his considerable experience advising corporate clients.

Deborah Kissire

Ms. Deborah J. Kissire is Independent Director of Omnicom Group Inc. Ms. Kissire held multiple senior leadership positions at EY during her career from 1979 to 2015, serving most recently as Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner, member of the Americas Executive Board and member of the Global Practice Group. Other positions held include the U.S. Vice Chair of Sales and Business Development and National Director of Retail and Consumer Products Tax Services. Throughout her career at EY, Ms. Kissire’s leadership skills and vision were leveraged for strategic firm initiatives and programs such as their Partner Advisory Council, Strategy Task Force, Gender Equity Task Force, Vision 2000 Sales Task Force, and global Vision 2020. Ms. Kissire is a director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Cable One, Inc. (listed on NYSE), a company that provides customers with cable television, high-speed Internet and telephone services, and a director, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (listed on NYSE), a manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings. Ms. Kissire served as an executive advisor for the firm’s offering in Cyber Economic Security, giving her a unique perspective on digital vulnerabilities and methods of preventing and mitigating cyber-attacks. Taken together, these skills comprise an important component of the Board’s aggregation of skill-sets and make Ms. Kissire an extremely effective member of the Board and Audit Committee. Further, Ms. Kissire also serves on two public company boards and as Chair of the audit committee of one of those.

Gracia Martore

Ms. Gracia C. Martore serves as Independent Director of the company. Ms. Martore is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TEGNA Inc., one of the nation’s largest local media companies formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc., a position she held from October 2011 to June 2017. Ms. Martore held various leadership roles over her 32-year career at TEGNA, including as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2010 and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2005. Prior to TEGNA, Ms. Martore worked for 12 years in the banking industry. Ms. Martore is also a member of the Board of Directors of FM Global and The Associated Press, and a member of Wellesley College’s Board of Trustees. Ms. Martore is a director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation and Executive Committees of WestRock Company (listed on NYSE), a multinational provider of paper and packaging solutions for the consumer and corrugated packaging markets, and a director and member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of United Rentals, Inc. (listed on NYSE), the world’s largest equipment rental company. In addition, Ms. Martore served as a director of TEGNA Inc. during the last five years. Ms. Martore’s experience in these varied roles provides her with invaluable financial, accounting, and risk management expertise and enables her to provide the Board with strategic insight into business development and operational matters. Coupled with 12 years of experience in the banking industry, Ms. Martore’s business and financial experience provide valuable expertise to the Board that will be directly utilized through her service as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Martore also brings to the Board her experience serving on the board, audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of other public companies.

Linda Rice

Mrs. Linda Johnson Rice is Independent Director of Omnicom Group Inc. Ms. Johnson Rice is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Publishing Company and Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color. In 2016, Ms. Johnson Rice also became Chairman Emeritus of Ebony Media Holdings, the parent company for Ebony and Jet brands and, in 2017, she was named Chief Executive Officer of Ebony Media Operations. Ms. Johnson Rice joined Johnson Publishing Company in 1980, became Vice President in 1985, was elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 1987, and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Ms. Johnson Rice is a director of Tesla, Inc. (listed on Nasdaq), a company that manufactures and sells electric vehicles and solar energy generation and storage products, and a director and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Grubhub Inc. (listed on NYSE), a leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery platform. Ms. Johnson Rice also served as a director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation during the last five years. Ms. Johnson Rice has developed through her experience in this role is a valuable part of the Board’s overall mix of business expertise, particularly in light of the importance of growth to Omnicom’s commitment to increasing shareholder value. Ms. Johnson Rice also has very broad experience through having served for more than 25 years on the boards, audit committees, compensation committees and nominating and governance committees of several other large public companies in a variety of industries.

Valerie Williams

Ms. Valerie M. Williams is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Williams is former Southwest Assurance Managing partner for EY, a position she had held since 2006. She joined EY in 1981 and has over 35 years of audit and public accounting experience, serving numerous global and multi-location companies in various industries. Ms. Williams has held several senior leadership positions at EY and has served on several strategic committees, including the firm’s Partner Advisory Council, Inclusiveness Council, Audit Innovation Taskforce and the Diversity Taskforce. Ms. Williams is a director and member of the Audit Committee of WPX Energy, Inc. (listed on NYSE), an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company engaged in the exploitation and development of long-life unconventional properties. Ms. Williams has tremendous audit practice experience gained over the course of her career and through this experience has developed risk management skills that are a key component of the Board’s oversight role. The significant financial reporting expertise developed by Ms. Williams through 35 years of audit and public accounting experience serving numerous global and multi-location companies in various industries is a valuable contribution to the Board’s overall mix of skill-sets and is particularly critical to Ms. Williams’s service as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Williams distinguished herself in various senior roles throughout her career at EY, and successfully grew a large audit practice group through expert oversight of operations and strategy development. These achievements underscore the business expertise and leadership skills that Ms. Williams possesses and that will better enable the Board to effectively oversee the growth of Omnicom’s businesses. Ours is a global business, and through her experience representing international businesses, Ms. Williams will contribute significantly to guiding Omnicom’s strategic expansion overseas. Ms. Williams also served on several important committees.

Shub Mukherjee