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Full Year 2019 WPP PLC Earnings Release

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WPP Says Wunderman Thompson Acquired Marketing Technology Consultancy XumaK

WPP Plc Says John Rogers Will Succeed Paul Richardson As WPP's CFO

WPP Appoints Sandrine Dufour To Board As Non-Executive Director



WPP plc (WPP) is a holding company engaged in providing communications services. The Company comprises companies in a range of disciplines, which include advertising, media investment management; data investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing, and specialist communications. The Company operates through four segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding consulting, Health and wellness and Specialist Communications. The Company has operations in over 112 countries. The Company offers global, national and specialist advertising services from a range of international and specialist agencies, which include Bates CHI&Partners, Grey, JWT, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising and Y&R.

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Sea Containers House, 18 Upper Ground


Executive Leadership

Roberto Quarta

Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Read

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

John Rogers

Chief Financial Officer, Director

Andrew Scott

Chief Operating Officer

Marie W. Capes

Company Secretary

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WPP to return $1.2 billion to investors via repurchase after Kantar deal

WPP <WPP.L> said on Thursday it had completed the sale of 60% of data analytics business Kantar to private equity firm Bain Capital and would return about $1.2 billion to shareholders via a share repurchase programme.

WPP says acquisitions back on agenda after Kantar sale

Advertising group WPP <WPP.L> will consider making acquisitions to bolster its capabilities in faster growing segments such as technology and commerce after selling a majority stake in its research arm Kantar, Chief Executive Mark Read said on Thursday.

Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1330 GMT on Friday:

Kenya's WPP Scangroup to sell some assets, shares surge

Kenyan marketing company WPP Scangroup <SCAN.NR> said on Friday its board had approved the sale of some of its assets in East and West Africa, sending its shares up 23%.

Client wins help WPP return to quarterly net sales growth

WPP <WPP.L> reported a return to quarterly organic sales growth for the first time in over a year on Friday, with a new strategy from boss Mark Read helping the world's biggest advertising company to attract talent and win more work.

FTSE 100 eases after four sessions of gains

UK blue-chips eased from a near one-month high on Friday, but was still headed for its best weekly performance in nine months as a tug of war between the parliament and its leader over Brexit knocked the pound and boosted exporter stocks.

Britain's WPP returns to quarterly net sales growth

WPP reported a return to quarterly organic sales growth on Friday, showing the world's biggest advertising company had avoided the problems ensnaring French rival Publicis.

WPP poaches Sainsbury's Rogers to be finance chief

Advertising group WPP <WPP.L> has poached John Rogers, the boss of Sainsbury's <SBRY.L> Argos business and previously seen as a frontrunner to be the British supermarket group's next CEO, as its new finance chief.

WPP names Sainsbury's executive Rogers as new CFO

WPP has appointed John Rogers, the boss of retailer Sainsbury's Argos, as its new finance director, to take over from the outgoing Paul Richardson in early 2020.

New contract wins help WPP to improved second-quarter trading

New client wins including Instagram and eBay helped WPP <WPP.L> report better-than-expected trading in the second quarter, giving a lift both to its shares and the boss of the world's biggest advertising company.

Renewed trade jitters hit FTSE 100; WPP outperforms

London's FTSE 100 slipped on Friday after a report that the United States was delaying a decision on letting its companies do business with Huawei, casting a shadow over global markets, though WPP soared after a quarterly update.

WPP posts better than expected second quarter performance

WPP reported a better-than-expected organic sales performance in the second quarter as its new strategy under boss Mark Read helped the world's biggest advertising group to win new business and retain clients.

Slimmed-down WPP to net $3.1 billion selling Kantar stake to Bain

WPP <WPP.L> is selling a 60% stake in Kantar to private equity firm Bain Capital, valuing the data analytics business at about $4 billion (£3.19 billion) and giving the British owner of agencies including Ogilvy and Wunderman Thompson funds to cut debt and rebuild.

WPP to sell 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital

WPP said on Friday U.S.-based private equity firm Bain Capital would buy a 60% stake in Kantar, valuing the data analytics unit at about $4 billion in the proposed deal. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

WPP in exclusive talks to sell Kantar stake to Bain Capital

WPP <WPP.L> is in exclusive talks to sell a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar to private equity firm Bain Capital, it said on Monday, in a $4 billion deal aimed at steering the world's biggest advertising company back to growth.

WPP in exclusive talks with Bain Capital over sale of Kantar stake

WPP has entered exclusive talks with private equity firm Bain Capital over the sale of a majority stake in its data analytics unit Kantar, the world's biggest advertising company said on Monday. (Reporting by Justin George Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Mark Potter)

WPP sells minority stake in Chime for $68.9 million

WPP Plc <WPP.L> said it sold its minority stake in sports, entertainment and communications company Chime for 54.4 million pounds ($68.91 million), as the world's biggest advertising company looks to sell non-core assets and return to growth.

WPP sticks to full-year outlook, Kantar stake sale on track

WPP said on Wednesday the sale of a majority stake in data analytics business Kantar is on track and that its full-year outlook was steady.

WPP sticks to full-year outlook, Kantar stake sale remains on track

WPP said on Wednesday the sale of a majority stake in data analytics unit Kantar is progressing in line with expectations, and that its full-year outlook was unchanged.

Vista Equity Partners lines up binding bid for Kantar - sources

Private equity fund Vista Equity Partners has emerged as one of four U.S. bidders vying for a majority stake in WPP's data analytics firm Kantar, two sources close to the deal told Reuters.

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