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  • OOmnicom AN N UA L R E P O RT 95
  • Omnicom COMPARATIVE HIGHLIGHTS 1995 1994 % CHANGE (Amounts in Thousands Except Per Share Amounts) $7,464,000 Domestic billings $6,605,400 13% 8,393,100 International billings 6,779,900 24% 15,857,100 Worldwide billings* 13,385,300 18% 1,117,226 Domestic revenues 990,774 13% 1,140,310 International revenues 917,021 24% 2,257,536 Worldwide revenues** 1,907,795 18% 1,000,039 Domestic expenses 892,073 12% 1,014,844 International expenses 826,808 23% 2,014,883 Worldwide expenses 1,718,881 17% Domestic operations–net income before 69,906 change in accounting principle 62,163 12% International operations–net income before 70,049 change in accounting principle 49,332 42% Worldwide net income before change in 139,955 accounting principle 111,495 26% Common stock data: 7.39 Shareholders’ equity per share 6.31 17% Net income per share before change in 1.89 accounting principle —Primary 1.58 20% 1.85 —Fully diluted 1.54 20% 0.66 Dividends declared per share 0.62 6% Weighted average number of common shares and common equivalent shares outstanding 74,375 during the year —Primary 70,765 5% 79,913 —Fully diluted 79,926 – 74,658 Shares outstanding at year end 74,240 1% * The term “billings” is commonly used in the industry to describe the volume of advertising purchased on behalf of clients. In this report, billings were computed by multiplying all income from commissions and fees by 6.67–the reciprocal of the customary 15 percent commission which media commonly grant advertising agencies. Commission rates are not uniform, however, and are negotiated with clients. In the case of majority-owned subsidiaries, total subsidiary commissions and fees are used. In the case of minority-owned affiliates, Omnicom’s percent of ownership in total affiliate commissions and fees is used. ** “Revenues” include commissions and fees of only subsidiary companies–that is, companies which are greater than 50 percent owned.
  • LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN DEAR SHAREHOLDER: Omnicom recorded the best year in its history LensCrafters and advertising responsibility for the in 1995. Against a background of economic stability U.S. Department of Housing and Urban in the U.S. and in most of the important advertising Development account. areas of the world, Omnicom worldwide revenues BBDO’s reputation as one of the world’s great increased 18% in 1995, while net income for the creative agencies was also enhanced by the year increased by 26% over a year ago. Fully diluted continued high caliber of its work. For the second earnings increased by 20% over 1994. This is the consecutive year, BBDO’s U.S. agencies won the ninth consecutive year that Omnicom has reported most television Lions at the Cannes Film Festival. record earnings. BBDO was named “New Product Agency of the Our outstanding performance in 1995 is a Year” by the American Marketing Association for reflection of strong and consistent growth throughout the second year running. For the third year in a row, our agency operations. It was, once again, a record commercials from BBDO swept the top three spots year in new business for the company. This is a in the USA Today Super Bowl consumer survey; the vital aspect of our growth since new business agency also placed 10 spots in the survey’s top 15. translates into additional revenues for the following Outside the United States, BBDO agencies also year. continued to win significant honors, with “Agency Our reputation for excellent work gives us a of the Year” designations going to BBDO in the strong competitive edge in winning new U.K., Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Israel, assignments. In each of the past three years, we Argentina and Belgium. have added $1 billion in net billings from new At the end of the year, the worldwide agency accounts. Our success in attracting new accounts added to its management strength with the provides a growth rate that is superior to the appointment of Jean-Michel Goudard as President, industry’s pace and expands our share of market at International, responsible for all network operations a rapid rate. We continue to grow in a wide range outside of North America. of categories because of success with clients’ brands DDB Needham Worldwide had a year of and because of our size and scope. Quite simply, remarkable achievement and growth by all standards we are able to maintain the highest standards of of agency measurement. In April 1995, DDB productive creative work more often, for more Needham Worldwide was named “Agency of the clients, in more markets. Year” in the United States by Advertising Age We look forward to another record-breaking magazine. The magazine cited the agency for its year in 1996. We are well-positioned to benefit “clever, memorable, creative work,” and in from the growing trend toward consolidation by recognition of its rapid growth and success after the large multi-brand, multinational companies who formation of the agency in 1986. are focusing their marketing efforts through fewer The agency had an excellent new business year advertising agencies. In fact, 1995 saw a number of with many of its worldwide offices participating. these large consolidations accrue to Omnicom New accounts include The Bank of New York and agencies. We think this trend will continue. American Red Cross in New York; Tyson Foods in BBDO Worldwide had another extraordinarily Chicago; Anheuser-Busch in London; Remy Martin successful year, in terms of both new business and in Hong Kong and the Environmental Protection creative accomplishment. Agency in Dallas. Many of the agency’s big brand accounts expanded internationally through the DDB In the first quarter, the agency won the biggest Needham network. Those brands included account in its history — billing approximately Anheuser-Busch, Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, $250 million — when it became one of Mars, McDonald’s and Helene Curtis among others. Incorporated’s three core international agencies. But this record-breaking victory was exceeded in During the first nine weeks of 1996, the agency early December, when Bayer A.G. consolidated its won new accounts billing at the annual rate of $260 $275 million global consumer care account at million, representing one of the most productive BBDO. Other important new business wins in new business periods in the history of the agency. North America included the AT&T Olympics The agency won, among others, worldwide assignment, agency of record designation from advertising responsibility for major Clorox brands;
  • Westin Hotels for North America, Asia and Europe; The agency also began an important relationship Vodaphone, a cellular phone leader in the U.K.; with Anheuser-Busch with its appointment as agency and Banco Real in Brazil, a major South American for Bud Ice beer and other assignments. banking institution. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners’ outstanding DDB Needham continued to excel with its creative work was recognized by numerous creative widely recognized creative work. It won more awards during the year, including its designation as Gold medals in the Clio Awards than any other Adweek’s “Agency of the Year.” agency and came in second in total Lions at Cannes. Merkley Newman Harty also had a very USA Today, the national newspaper in the United productive year. Its impressive new business States, which runs a weekly consumer survey to record included the award of the Bell South account, determine favorite advertising campaigns among one of the biggest new business wins of the year. consumers, reported that the first and second most In summary, your company continues to enjoy popular campaigns for the year were from DDB strong and consistent growth. With an excellent Needham. Budweiser was number one and Michelin portfolio of operations, Omnicom is very well- was number two. positioned to maintain its performance record — TBWA International almost doubled its size in the standard of the industry. As we move forward, 1995. In August, Omnicom acquired Chiat Day we intend to continue rewarding shareholders for Holdings, combining its operations with TBWA. their confidence in Omnicom. William G. Tragos, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Wall Street Journal in late February 1996 TBWA, became Chairman and CEO of the combined stated that in ranking corporations the basic question operation, while Jay Chiat, Founder and Chairman is “How well did the corporation reward the people of Chiat/Day, became a consultant to Omnicom who furnished the money to nourish it?” In their Group. special section, The Wall Street Journal ranked The TBWA network expanded to 40 countries 1,000 corporations in terms of return to stockholders. during the year with new acquisitions in Australia, In the advertising category, Omnicom Group ranked marking the agency’s entry into the Asia/Pacific number one by a wide margin over its competitors. market, and in Latin America with acquisitions in We shall maintain this leadership. Mexico, Chile and Argentina. In September 1995, your Board of Directors Diversified Agency Services (DAS) was once named me Chairman & CEO of the company. again an outstanding performer for the company, Additionally, the Board appointed John Wren setting new records in revenue and profit for 1995. President of Omnicom Group Inc. John will DAS expanded its operations through a number of continue to serve as Chairman and CEO of Diversified major acquisitions. Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom. In Omnicom acquired Ross Roy Communications, May, Barry Wagner was elected General Counsel of which became a wholly owned subsidiary and part Omnicom Group Inc., succeeding Ray McGovern of the DAS division. Ross Roy delivers a broad array who retired from that position. of communications services to clients with its major As we move into our tenth year, the record of work servicing Chrysler Corporation. We also creative achievements by our ad agencies around acquired Copithorne & Bellows, a high-tech PR the world continues to be unmatched in our industry. firm. It joins Porter/Novelli in the DAS Public Our success is attributable to the talent and dedication Relations sector. Porter/Novelli was named 1994- of the employees of these companies and the 1995 “Agency of the Year” by Inside PR, which also loyalty of their clients. They have our thanks and rated the firm as number one in technology public appreciation. relations. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners is recognized by many in the advertising community as one of the country’s most creative agencies. 1995 was another year of remarkable billings growth for that agency. They won advertising responsibility for Polaroid, Bruce Crawford Starbucks, Bell Helmets and Sutter Home Winery.
  • SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 10-K ANNUAL REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 For the Fiscal Year Ended: December 31, 1995 Commission File Number: 1-10551 OMNICOM GROUP INC. (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) New York 13-1514814 (State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.) incorporation or organization) 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 415-3600 Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: Name of each exchange Title of each class on which registered Common Stock, $.50 Par Value New York Stock Exchange Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes X No Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in the definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [ ] At March 15, 1996, there were 74,539,342 shares of Common Stock outstanding; the aggregate market value of the voting stock held by nonaffiliates at March 15, 1996 was approximately $3,075,040,000. Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of stock, as of the latest practicable date. Class Outstanding at March 15, 1996 Common Stock, $.50 Par Value 74,539,342 Preferred Stock, $1.00 Par Value NONE DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Certain portions of the Registrant’s definitive proxy statement relating to its annual meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held on May 20, 1996 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Report.
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. Index to Annual Report on Form 10-K Year Ended December 31, 1995 Page PART I Item 1. Business .................................................................................................................................. 1 Item 2. Properties ................................................................................................................................ 4 Item 3. Legal Proceedings .................................................................................................................. 5 Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders ............................................................ 5 Executive Officers of the Company ......................................................................................................... 5 PART II Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters ......................... 6 Item 6. Selected Financial Data .......................................................................................................... 7 Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations .......................................................................................................... 7 Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data ...................................................................... 10 Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure ........................................................................................................... 10 PART III Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant ................................................................ 11 Item 11. Executive Compensation ........................................................................................................ 11 Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management ................................... 11 Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions .................................................................... 11 The information called for by Items 10, 11, 12 and 13, to the extent not included in this document, is incorporated herein by reference to such information to be included under the captions “Election of Directors,” “Common Stock Ownership of Management,” “Directors’ Compensation” and “Executive Compensation” in the Company’s definitive proxy statement which is expected to be filed by April 8, 1996. PART IV Item 14. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules, and Reports on Form 8-K .................................... 12
  • PART I Item 1. Business Omnicom Group Inc., through its wholly and partially-owned companies (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Company” or the “Omnicom Group”), operates advertising agencies which plan, create, produce and place advertising in various media such as television, radio, newspaper and magazines. The Omnicom Group offers its clients such additional services as marketing consultation, consumer market research, design and production of merchandising and sales promotion programs and materials, direct mail advertising, corporate identification, and public relations. The Omnicom Group offers these services to clients worldwide on a local, national, pan-regional or global basis. Operations cover the major regions of North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, the Far East and Australia. In 1995 and 1994, 53% and 51%, respectively, of the Omnicom Group’s billings came from its non-U.S. operations. According to the unaudited industry-wide figures published in 1995 by the trade journal Advertising Age, Omnicom Group Inc. was ranked as the third largest advertising agency group worldwide. The Omnicom Group operates as three separate, independent agency networks: The BBDO Worldwide Network, the DDB Needham Worldwide Network and the TBWA International Network. The Omnicom Group also operates an independent agency, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, and certain marketing service and specialty advertising companies through its Diversified Agency Services division (“DAS”). The BBDO Worldwide, DDB Needham Worldwide and TBWA International Networks General BBDO Worldwide, DDB Needham Worldwide and TBWA International, by themselves and through their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, independently operate advertising agency networks worldwide. Their primary business is to create marketing communications for their clients’ goods and services across the total spectrum of advertising and promotion media. Each of the agency networks has its own clients and competes with each other in the same markets. The BBDO Worldwide, DDB Needham Worldwide and TBWA International agencies typically assign to each client a group of advertising specialists which may include account managers, copywriters, art directors and research, media and production personnel. The account manager works with the client to establish an overall advertising strategy for the client based on an analysis of the client’s products or services and its market. The group then creates and arranges for the production of the advertising and/or promotion and purchases time, space or access in the relevant media in accordance with the client’s budget. BBDO Worldwide Network The BBDO Worldwide Network operates in the United States through BBDO Worldwide which is headquartered in New York and has full-service offices in New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. The BBDO Worldwide Network operates internationally through subsidiaries in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom; and through affiliates located in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, the Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, the Slovak Republic, Turkey, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela; and through a joint venture in Japan. The BBDO Worldwide Network uses the services of associate agencies in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan and Uruguay. DDB Needham Worldwide Network The DDB Needham Worldwide Network operates in the United States through The DDB Needham Worldwide Communications Group, which is headquartered in New York and has full-service offices in New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington; and through Griffin Bacal Inc. which is headquartered in New York. 1
  • The DDB Needham Worldwide Network operates internationally through subsidiaries in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, the Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom; and through affiliates located in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Korea, Malaysia, Panama, Switzerland, Turkey and Venezuela. The DDB Needham Worldwide Network uses the services of associate agencies in Miami, Florida and in Argentina, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nicara- gua, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay. Griffin Bacal Inc. operates internationally through subsidiaries in Canada and the United Kingdom and through a branch in Mexico. TBWA International Network The TBWA International Network operates in North America through TBWA Chiat/Day which is headquartered in New York and has full-service offices in New York, New York; Los Angeles, California; and St. Louis, Missouri, through Graf Bertel Buczek in New York, New York and through TBWA Chiat/Day Canada in Toronto, Canada. The TBWA International Network also operates in North America through its affiliate, TBWA Chiat/Day Mexico. The TBWA International Network operates internationally through subsidiaries in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom; and through affiliates located in Argentina, Chile, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and Zimbabwe. The TBWA International Network uses the services of associate agencies in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Japan, the Middle East, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Turkey. Diversified Agency Services DAS is the Omnicom Group’s Marketing Services and Specialty Advertising Division. The DAS mission is to provide the best customer driven marketing communications coordinated for the clients’ benefit. Marketing services include promotion, public relations, public affairs, direct/database marketing, branding consultancy, graphic arts, sports marketing and merchandising/point-of-purchase; and specialty advertising includes finan- cial, healthcare, hispanic and recruitment advertising. DAS agencies headquartered in the United States include: Harrison Star Wiener & Beitler, Inc., Interbrand Schechter Inc., Kallir, Philips, Ross, Inc., Lyons/Lavey/Nickel/Swift, Inc., Merkley Newman Harty, Inc., RC Communications, Inc., The Rodd Group and Shain Colavito Pensabene Direct, Inc. in New York; Bernard Hodes Advertising, Inc., Doremus & Company, Gavin Anderson & Company Worldwide, Inc., Porter/Novelli, Inc. and Rapp Collins Worldwide Inc., all in various cities and headquartered in New York; Alcone Marketing Group in Irvine, California and Mahwah, New Jersey; Baxter, Gurian & Mazzei, Inc., in Beverly Hills, California; Corbett HealthConnect Inc., in Chicago, Illinois; Millsport in Stamford, Connecticut; Optima Direct Inc., in Vienna, Virginia; Ross Roy Communications, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; The GMR Group, Inc., in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania; Thomas A. Schutz Co., Inc. in Morton Grove, Illinois; and Rainoldi, Kerzner & Radcliffe, Inc., in San Francisco, California. DAS operates in the United Kingdom through subsidiaries which include Colour Solutions Ltd., Countrywide Communications Group Ltd., CPM International Ltd., European Political Consultancy Group Ltd., Granby Marketing Services Ltd., Interbrand (UK) Ltd., MacMillan Davies Advertising, Ltd., MacMillan Davies Consultants, Ltd., Paling Walters Targis Ltd., Premier Magazines Ltd., Product Plus International Ltd., Specialist Publications (UK) Ltd., The Anvil Consultancy Ltd. and WWAV Rapp Collins Group, Ltd. In addition, DAS operates internationally with subsidiaries and affiliates in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa and Spain. Omnicom Group Inc. As the parent company of BBDO Worldwide, DDB Needham Worldwide, TBWA International, the DAS Group and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Omnicom Management Inc., provides a common financial and administrative base for the operating groups. The Company 2
  • oversees the operations of each group through regular meetings with their respective top-level management. The Company sets operational goals for each of the groups and evaluates performance through the review of monthly operational and financial reports. The Company provides its groups with centralized services designed to coordinate financial reporting and controls, real estate planning and to focus corporate development objectives. The Company develops consolidated services for its agencies and their clients. For example, the Company participated in forming The Media Partnership, which consolidates certain media buying activities in Europe in order to obtain cost savings for clients. Clients The clients of the Omnicom Group include major industrial, financial and service industry companies as well as smaller, local clients. Among its largest clients are Anheuser-Busch, Chrysler Corporation, Gillette, GTE, Hasbro, Henkel, McDonald’s, Nissan, PepsiCo., Seagrams, Visa and Volkswagen. The Omnicom Group’s ten largest clients accounted for approximately 21% of 1995 commissions and fees. The majority of these have been clients for more than ten years. The Omnicom Group’s largest client accounted for less than 6% of 1995 commissions and fees. Revenues Commissions charged on media billings represent a significant proportion of revenues for the Omnicom Group. Commission rates are not uniform and are negotiated with the client. In accordance with industry practice, the media source typically bills the agency for the time or space purchased and the Omnicom Group bills its client for this amount plus the commission. The Omnicom Group typically requires that payment for media charges be received from the client before the agency makes payments to the media. In some instances a member of the Omnicom Group, like other advertising agencies, is at risk in the event that its client is unable to pay the media. The Omnicom Group’s advertising networks also generate revenues in arranging for the production of advertisements and commercials. Although, as a general matter, the Omnicom Group does not itself produce the advertisements and commercials, the Omnicom Group’s creative and production staff directs and supervises the production company. The agency bills the client for production costs plus a commission. In some circumstances, certain production work is done by the Omnicom Group’s personnel. In many cases, fees are generated in lieu of commissions. Several different fee arrangements are used depending on client and individual agency needs. In general, fee charges relate to the cost of providing services plus a markup. The DAS companies primarily charge fees for their various specialty services, which vary in type and scale, depending upon the service rendered and the client’s requirements. Advertising agency revenues are dependent upon the marketing requirements of clients and tend to be highest in the second and fourth quarters of the fiscal year. Other Information For additional information concerning the contribution of international operations to commissions and fees and net income see Note 5 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements. The Omnicom Group is continuously developing new methods of improving its research capabilities, to analyze specific client requirements and to assess the impact of advertising. In the United States, approximately 193 people on the Omnicom Group’s staff were employed in research during the year and the Omnicom Group’s domestic research expenditures approximated $27,095,000. Substantially all such expenses were incurred in connection with contemporaneous servicing of clients. The advertising business is highly competitive and accounts may shift agencies with comparative ease, usually on 90 days’ notice. Clients may also reduce advertising budgets at any time for any reason. An agency’s ability to compete for new clients is affected in some instances by the policy, which many advertisers follow, of not permitting their agencies to represent competitive accounts in the same market. As a result, increasing size may limit an agency’s potential for securing certain new clients. In the vast majority of cases, however, the separate, independent identities of BBDO Worldwide, DDB Needham Worldwide, TBWA International, the independent agencies within the DAS Group and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners have enabled the Omnicom Group to represent competing clients. 3
  • BBDO Worldwide, DDB Needham Worldwide, TBWA International, the DAS Group and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners have sought, and as part of the Omnicom Group’s operating segments will seek, new business by showing potential clients examples of advertising campaigns produced and by explaining the variety of related services offered. The Omnicom Group competes in the United States and internationally with a multitude of full service and special service agencies. In addition to the usual risks of the advertising agency business, international operations are subject to the risk of currency exchange fluctuations, exchange control restrictions and to actions of governmental authorities. Employees The business success of the Omnicom Group is, and will continue to be, highly dependent upon the skills and creativity of its creative, research, media and account personnel and their relationships with clients. The Company believes its operating groups have established reputations for creativity and marketing expertise which attract, retain and stimulate talented personnel. There is substantial competition among advertising agencies for talented personnel and all agencies are vulnerable to adverse consequences from the loss of key individuals. Employees are generally not under employment contracts and are free to move to competitors of the Omnicom Group. The Company believes that its compensation arrangements for its key employees, which include stock options, restricted stock and retirement plans, are highly competitive with those of other advertising agencies. As of December 31, 1995, the Omnicom Group, excluding unconsolidated companies, employed approximately 19,400 persons, of which approximately 8,500 were employed in the United States and approximately 10,900 were employed in its international offices. Government Regulation The advertising business is subject to government regulation, both within and outside the United States. In the United States, federal, state and local governments and their agencies and various consumer groups have directly or indirectly affected or attempted to affect the scope, content and manner of presentation of advertising. The continued activity by government and by consumer groups regarding advertising may cause further change in domestic advertising practices in the coming years. While the Company is unable to estimate the effect of these developments on its U.S. business, management believes the total volume of advertising in general media in the United States will not be materially reduced due to future legislation or regulation, even though the form, content, and manner of presentation of advertising may be modified. In addition, the Company will continue to ensure that its management and operating personnel are aware of and are responsive to the possible implications of such developments. Item 2. Properties Substantially all of the Company’s offices are located in leased premises. The Company actively manages its obligations and, where appropriate, consolidates its leased premises. Management has obtained subleases for most of the premises vacated. Where appropriate, management has established reserves for the difference between the cost of the leased premises that were vacated and anticipated sublease income. Domestic The Company’s corporate office occupies approximately 27,000 sq. ft. of space at 437 Madison Avenue, New York, New York under a lease expiring in the year 2010. BBDO Worldwide occupies approximately 285,000 sq. ft. of space at 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York under a lease expiring in the year 2012, which includes options for additional growth of the agency. DDB Needham Worldwide occupies approximately 170,000 sq. ft. of space at 437 Madison Avenue, New York, New York under leases expiring in the year 2010, which include options for additional growth of the agency. TBWA Chiat/Day occupies approximately 58,000 sq. ft. of space at 180 Maiden Lane, New York, New York under a lease expiring in the year 2016, which includes options for additional growth of the agency. Offices in Atlanta, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Irvine, Los Angeles, Mahwah, Minneapolis, Morton Grove, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and St. Louis and at various other locations occupy approximately 2,309,000 sq. ft. of space under leases with varying expiration dates. 4
  • International The Company’s international subsidiaries in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom occupy premises under leases with various expiration dates. Item 3. Legal Proceedings The Company has no material pending legal proceedings, other than ordinary routine litigation incidental to its business. Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders A Special Meeting of the Shareholders of the Company was held on Tuesday, November 28, 1995 to consider and vote upon a proposal to approve an amendment to the Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation increasing the number of authorized shares of Common Stock, par value $.50 per share, from 75,000,000 to 150,000,000 to allow the Company to issue additional shares from time to time for stock splits, stock dividends and other corporate purposes. The proposal was approved with 30,983,982 affirmative votes being cast, 115,834 negative votes being cast, and 59,237 abstentions. No other matters were submitted to a vote of security holders during the last quarter of 1995. Executive Officers of the Company The individuals named below are Executive Officers of the Company and, except as indicated below, have held their current positions during the last five years: Name Position Age _____ _______ ___ Bruce Crawford ................ Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Omnicom Group 67 John D. Wren .................... President of Omnicom Group and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 43 of Diversified Agency Services Fred J. Meyer .................... Chief Financial Officer of Omnicom Group 65 Dennis E. Hewitt .............. Treasurer of Omnicom Group 51 Dale A. Adams ................. Controller of Omnicom Group 37 Barry J. Wagner ................ Secretary & General Counsel of Omnicom Group 55 Allen Rosenshine .............. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of BBDO Worldwide 57 James A. Cannon .............. Vice Chairman & Chief Financial Officer of BBDO Worldwide 57 Keith L. Reinhard ............. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The DDB Needham 61 Worldwide Communications Group William G. Tragos ............ Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of TBWA International 61 John D. Wren was appointed President of Omnicom Group in September, 1995. Mr. Wren was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Diversified Agency Services in May 1993. Mr. Wren had served as President of Diversified Agency Services since February 1992, having previously served as its Executive Vice President and General Manager. Dennis E. Hewitt was promoted to Treasurer of the Company in January 1994. Mr. Hewitt joined the Company in May 1988 as Assistant Treasurer. Dale A. Adams was promoted to Controller of the Company in July 1992. Mr. Adams joined the Company in July 1991 after ten years with Coopers & Lybrand, where he served as a general practice manager from 1987 until joining the Company. Barry J. Wagner was promoted to Secretary & General Counsel of the Company in May 1995. Mr. Wagner was previously Assistant Secretary of the Company. Similar information with respect to the remaining Executive Officers of the Company, who are all directors of the Company, can be found in the Company’s definitive proxy statement expected to be filed April 8, 1996. The Executive Officers of the Company are elected annually following the Annual Meeting of the Shareholders of their respective employers. 5
  • PART II Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters Price Range of Common Stock and Dividend History The Company’s Common Stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OMC”. The table below shows the range of reported last sale prices on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Tape for the Company’s common stock for the periods indicated and the dividends paid per share on the common stock for such periods. All sales prices and per share amounts have been adjusted to reflect a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend effective December 15, 1995. Dividends Paid Per Share of High Low Common Stock _____ _____ _____________ 1994 2415/16 217/8 First Quarter ................................. $.155 243/4 227/16 Second Quarter ............................ .155 253/4 Third Quarter ............................... 24 .155 267/8 241/2 Fourth Quarter ............................. .155 1995 287/16 First Quarter ................................. 25 .155 3013/16 271/16 Second Quarter ............................ .155 295/16 Third Quarter ............................... 33 .175 371/4 313/16 Fourth Quarter ............................. .175 The Company is not aware of any restrictions on its present or future ability to pay dividends. However, in connection with certain borrowing facilities entered into by the Company and its subsidiaries (see Note 7 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements), the Company is subject to certain restrictions on its current ratio, the ratio of net cash flow to consolidated indebtedness, the ratio of total consolidated indebtedness to total consolidated capitalization and on its ability to make investments in and loans to affiliates and unconsolidated subsidiaries. On January 31, 1996 the Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.175 per share of common stock, payable April 3, 1996 to holders of record on March 15, 1996. Approximate Number of Equity Security Holders Approximate Number of Record Holders Title of Class on March 15, 1996 ____________ ______________________ Common Stock, $.50 par value ............................... 3,479 Preferred Stock, $1.00 par value ............................. None 6
  • Item 6. Selected Financial Data The following table sets forth selected financial data of the Company and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements which begin on page F-1. As discussed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements, during 1995 the Company completed certain acquisitions which were accounted for under the pooling of interests method of accounting. Accordingly, the information set forth in the following table includes the results of these companies for all periods presented. (Dollars in Thousands Except Per Share Amounts) _________________________________________________________________ 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 __________ ____________ ____________ __________ __________ For the year: Commissions and fees .................... $2,257,536 $1,907,795 $1,688,960 $1,600,326 $1,435,977 Income before change in accounting principles ............. 139,955 111,495 65,568 59,650 48,457 Net income ...................................... 139,955 83,486 65,568 56,250 48,457 Earnings per common share before changes in accounting principles: Primary ....................................... 1.89 1.58 1.03 1.01 0.84 Fully diluted ............................... 1.85 1.54 1.01 0.86 0.84 Cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles: Primary ....................................... — (0.40) — (0.06) — Fully diluted ............................... — (0.40) — (0.06) — Earnings per common share after changes in accounting principles: Primary ....................................... 1.89 1.18 1.03 0.95 0.84 Fully diluted ............................... 1.85 1.18 1.01 0.81 0.84 Dividends declared per common share ........................................... 0.66 0.62 0.62 0.60 0.55 At year end: Total assets ...................................... 3,527,677 3,040,211 2,465,408 2,266,733 2,196,969 Long-term obligations: Long-term debt ........................... 290,379 199,487 301,044 324,133 335,220 Deferred compensation and other liabilities ........................ 122,623 150,291 113,197 102,814 82,948 Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations Results of Operations In 1995, domestic revenues from commissions and fees increased 12.8 percent. The effect of acquisitions, net of divestitures, accounted for a 1.5 percent increase. The remaining 11.3 percent increase was due to net new business gains and higher spending from existing clients. In 1994, domestic revenues from commissions and fees increased 7.0 percent. The effect of acquisitions, net of divestitures, accounted for a 1.2 percent increase. The remaining 5.8 percent increase was due to net new business gains and higher spending from existing clients. In 1993, domestic revenues from commissions and fees increased 5.3 percent. The effect of acquisitions, net of divestitures, accounted for a 3.2 percent increase. The remaining 2.1 percent increase was due to net new business gains and higher spending from existing clients. In 1995, international revenues increased 24.3 percent. The effect of acquisitions, net of divestitures, accounted for a 5.9 percent increase in international revenues. The weakening of the U.S. dollar increased international revenues by 6.7 percent. The remaining 11.7 percent increase was due to net new business gains and higher spending from existing clients. In 1994, international revenues increased 20.2 percent. The effect of acquisitions, net of divestitures, accounted for an 8.5 percent increase in international revenues. The weakening of the U.S. dollar increased international revenues by 2.3 percent. The remaining 9.4 percent increase was due to net new business gains and higher spending from existing clients. 7
  • In 1993, international revenues increased 5.9 percent. The effect of the acquisition of TBWA International B.V. and several marketing services companies in the United Kingdom, net of divestitures, accounted for a 14.0 percent increase in international revenues. The strengthening of the U.S. dollar against several major international currencies relevant to the Company’s non-U.S. operations decreased revenues by 11.1 percent. The increase in revenues due to net new business gains and higher spending from existing clients was 3.0 percent. In 1995, worldwide operating expenses increased 17.4 percent. Acquisitions, net of divestitures during the year, accounted for a 3.9 percent increase in worldwide operating expenses. The weakening of the U.S dollar increased worldwide operating expenses by 3.2 percent. The remaining 10.3 percent increase was caused by normal salary increases and growth in out-of-pocket expenditures to service the increased revenue base. Net foreign exchange gains did not significantly impact operating expenses for the year. In 1994, worldwide operating expenses increased 10.2 percent. Acquisitions, net of divestitures during the year, accounted for a 4.8 percent increase in worldwide operating expenses. The weakening of the U.S dollar increased worldwide operating expenses by 1.1 percent. The remaining 4.3 percent increase was caused by normal salary increases and growth in out-of-pocket expenditures to service the increased revenue base, partially offset by the elimination of the special charge recorded in 1993. Net foreign exchange gains did not significantly impact operating expenses for the year. In 1993, worldwide operating expenses increased 5.8 percent. During the year, the Company recorded a special charge of $22.7 million associated with the restructuring of certain real estate operating leases, including the write-off of fixed assets abandoned in conjunction with lease terminations. The special charge accounted for a 1.6 percent increase in operating expenses. Acquisitions, net of divestitures during the year, accounted for an 8.5 percent increase in worldwide operating expenses. The strengthening of the U.S. dollar against several international currencies decreased worldwide operating expenses by 5.0 percent. The remaining increase was caused by normal salary increases and growth in out-of-pocket expenditures to service the increased revenue base. Net foreign exchange gains did not significantly impact operating expenses for the year. Interest expense in 1995 increased $2.8 million, reflecting higher average borrowings during the year. Interest and dividend income increased in 1995 by $1.7 million. This increase was attributable to higher average amounts of cash and marketable securities invested during the year. Interest expense in 1994 decreased by $6.6 million. This decrease reflects lower average interest rates on borrowings, primarily due to the conversion of the Company's 7% Convertible Subordinated Debentures in October 1993 and the conversion of the Company's 6.5% Convertible Subordinated Debentures in July 1994. Interest and dividend income decreased by $2.2 million in 1994. This decrease was primarily due to lower average funds available for investment during the year and declining interest rates in certain countries. Interest expense in 1993 decreased by $4.3 million, reflecting lower average borrowings during the year. Interest and dividend income decreased in 1993 by $3.1 million. This decrease was primarily due to lower average amounts of cash and marketable securities invested during the year. In 1995, the effective tax rate decreased to 40.1 percent. The decrease reflects a reduction in the effect of nondeductible goodwill amortization and a decrease in the effective rate of state and local taxes. In 1994, the effective tax rate decreased to 41.2 percent. The decrease reflects a reduction in losses of domestic and international subsidiaries without tax benefit, a reduction in the effective rate of state and local taxes and a reduction in the effect of nondeductible goodwill amortization, offset by the elimination of nontaxable proceeds from life insurance policies. In 1993, the effective tax rate increased to 48.1 percent. The increase reflects increased losses of domestic subsidiaries without tax benefit and an increase in the domestic federal tax rate, partially offset by nontaxable proceeds from life insurance policies and a lower international effective tax rate. In 1995, consolidated net income increased 25.5 percent compared to 1994 consolidated net income before the adoption of SFAS 112. This increase was the result of revenue growth, margin improvement, and an increase in equity income, partially offset by an increase in minority interest expense. Operating margin, which excludes net interest expense, increased to 12.0 percent in 1995 from 11.3 percent in 1994 as a result of greater growth in commission and fee revenue than the growth in operating expenses. The increase in equity income was primarily due to increased earnings of the Company’s existing equity affiliates. The increase in minority interest 8
  • expense was caused by higher earnings from companies in which minority interests exist. In 1995, the impact of divestitures, net of acquisitions, resulted in a 4.4 percent decrease in consolidated net income, while the weakening of the U.S. dollar against several international currencies increased consolidated net income by 3.4 percent. In 1994, consolidated net income before the adoption of SFAS 112 increased by 70.0 percent. This increase was the result of revenue growth, margin improvement, an increase in equity income and a reduction in the effective tax rate. Operating margin, which excludes net interest expense, increased to 11.3 percent in 1994 from 9.1 percent in 1993 as a result of greater growth in commission and fee revenue than the growth in operating expenses. The increase in equity income was primarily due to earnings from new equity affiliates and was also due to improved net income at companies which are less than 50 percent owned. In 1994, the impact of divestitures, net of acquisitions, resulted in a 2.3 percent decrease in consolidated net income, while the weakening of the U.S. dollar against several international currencies increased consolidated net income by 1.4 percent. In 1993, consolidated net income increased 9.9 percent compared to 1992 net income before changes in accounting principles. This increase was the result of revenue growth, margin improvement, an increase in equity income and a decrease in minority interest expense. Operating margin decreased to 9.1 percent in 1993 from 9.3 percent in 1992 as a result of lesser growth in commission and fee revenue than the growth in operating expenses. The increase in equity income was the result of improved net income at companies which are less than 50 percent owned. The decrease in minority interest expense was primarily due to the acquisition of certain minority interests in 1993 and lower earnings by companies in which minority interests exist. In 1993, the incremental impact of acquisitions, net of divestitures, accounted for 1.0 percent of the increase in consolidated net income, while the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against several international currencies decreased consolidated net income by 6.6 percent. At December 31, 1995, accounts receivable net of allowances for doubtful accounts, increased by $290.7 million from December 31, 1994. At December 31, 1995, accounts payable and other accrued liabilities increased by $222.9 million and $89.3 million, respectively, from December 31, 1994. These increases were primarily due to an increased volume of activity resulting from business growth and acquisitions during the year and, in the case of accounts payable, differences in the dates on which payments to media and other suppliers became due in 1995 compared to 1994. Effective January 1, 1994, the Company adopted the provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 112 “Employers’ Accounting for Postemployment Benefits”. The cumulative after tax effect of the adoption of this statement decreased net income by $28.0 million. The Company’s international operations are subject to the risk of currency exchange rate fluctuations. This risk is generally limited to the net income of the operations as the revenues and expenses of the operations are generally denominated in the same currency. When economically beneficial to do so, the Company or its international operations enter into hedging transactions to minimize the risk of adverse currency exchange rate fluctuations on the net income of the operation. The Company’s major international markets are the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Canada. The Company’s operations are also subject to the risk of interest rate fluctuations. As part of managing the Company’s exposures to currency exchange and market interest rates, the Company periodically enters into derivative financial instruments with major well known banks acting as principal counterparty. In order to minimize counterparty risk, the Company only enters into derivative contracts with major well known banks that have credit ratings equal to or better than the Company’s. Additionally, these contracts contain provisions for net settlement. As such, the contracts settle based on the spread between the currency rates and interest rates contained in the contracts and the current market rates. This minimizes the risk of an insolvent counterparty being unable to pay the Company and, at the same time, having the creditors of the counterparty demanding the notional principal amount from the Company. The Company’s derivative activities are limited in volume and confined to risk management activities related to the Company’s worldwide operations. A reporting system is in place which evaluates the impact on the Company’s earnings resulting from changes in interest rates, currency exchange rates and other relevant market risks. This system is structured to enable senior management to initiate prompt remedial action, if appropriate. 9
  • At December 31, 1995 and 1994, the Company had forward exchange contracts outstanding with an aggregate notional principal amount of $325 million and $346 million, respectively, most of which were denominated in the Company’s major international market currencies. These contracts predominantly hedge certain of the Company’s intercompany receivables and payables which are recorded in a currency different from that in which they will settle. The terms of these contracts are generally three months or less. At December 31, 1995, the Company had executed interest rate swap contracts with banks which will become effective during 1996. These contracts consist of; a $75 million notional principal amount U.S. dollar fixed to floating rate swap relating to a portion of the Company’s intercompany interest cash flows; and a Deutsche Mark 76.6 million notional principal amount (approximately $53.3 million at the December 31, 1995 exchange rate) floating to fixed rate swap and a $10 million notional principal amount U.S. dollar floating to fixed rate swap, both of which will convert a portion of the Company’s floating rate debt to a fixed rate. At December 31, 1995 and 1994, the Company had no other derivative contracts outstanding. The Company anticipates relatively favorable growth rates in its domestic and international markets. Capital Resources and Liquidity Cash and cash equivalents increased $72.2 million during 1995 to $314.0 million at December 31, 1995. The Company’s positive net cash flow provided by operating activities was maintained, in part, by a continued favorable relationship between the collection of accounts receivable and the payment of obligations to media and other suppliers. After annual cash outlays for dividends paid to shareholders and minority interests and the repurchase of the Company’s common stock for employee programs, the balance of the cash flow, together with the proceeds from issuance of debt obligations, was used to fund acquisitions, make capital expenditures, repay debt obligations and invest in marketable securities. On January 4, 1995, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company issued Deutsche Mark 200 million Floating Rate Bonds due January 5, 2000. The bonds bear interest at a per annum rate equal to Deutsche Mark three month LIBOR plus 0.65%. On June 1, 1994, the Company issued a Notice of Redemption for the outstanding $100 million of its 6.5% Convertible Subordinated Debentures due 2004. Prior to the July 27,1994 redemption date, debenture holders elected to convert all of their outstanding debentures into common stock of the Company at a conversion price of $14.00 per common share. The Company maintains relationships with a number of banks worldwide, which have extended unsecured committed lines of credit in amounts sufficient to meet the Company’s cash needs. At December 31, 1995, the Company had $374 million in committed lines of credit, comprised of a $250 million, three year revolving credit agreement and $124 million in unsecured credit lines, principally outside of the United States. Of the $374 million in committed lines, $18 million were used at December 31, 1995. Management believes the aggregate lines of credit available to the Company are adequate to support its short-term cash requirements for dividends, capital expenditures and maintenance of working capital. The Company anticipates that the year end cash position, together with the future cash flows from operations and funds available under existing credit facilities will be adequate to meet its long-term cash requirements as presently contemplated. On March 1, 1996, the Company issued Deutsche Mark 100 million Floating Rate Bonds (approximately $68 million). The bonds are unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of the Company and bear interest at a per annum rate equal to Deutsche Mark three month LIBOR plus 0.375%. The bonds will mature on March 1, 1999 and will be repaid at par. The proceeds of this issuance will be used for general corporate purposes, including the reduction of outstanding commercial paper debt. Item 8. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data The financial statements and supplementary data required by this item appear beginning on page F–1. Item 9. Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure None. 10
  • PART III Item 10. Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant Information with respect to the directors of the Company and compliance with Section 16 rules is incorporated by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement expected to be filed by April 8, 1996. Information regarding the Company’s executive officers is set forth in Part I of this Form 10-K. Item 11. Executive Compensation Incorporated by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement expected to be filed by April 8, 1996. Item 12. Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management Incorporated by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement expected to be filed by April 8, 1996. Item 13. Certain Relationships and Related Transactions Incorporated by reference to the Company’s definitive proxy statement expected to be filed by April 8, 1996. 11
  • PART IV Item 14. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules, and Reports on Form 8-K Page ____ (a) 1. Financial Statements: Report of Management ................................................................................................................ F-1 Report of Independent Public Accountants ................................................................................. F-2 Consolidated Statements of Income for the three years ended December 31, 1995 ................... F-3 Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 1995 and 1994 .................................................. F-4 Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the three years ended December 31, 1995 ........................................................................................................ F-5 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three years ended December 31, 1995 ........................................................................................................ F-6 Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements ............................................................................... F-7 Quarterly Results of Operations (Unaudited) .............................................................................. F-19 2. Financial Statement Schedules: Report of Independent Public Accountants with regard to the Consolidated Financial Statements of Chiat/Day Holdings, Inc. ..................................... S-1 Report of Independent Public Accountants with regard to the Consolidated Financial Statements of Ross Roy Communications, Inc. .......................... S-2 Schedule II—Valuation and Qualifying Accounts (for the three years ended December 31, 1995) ..................................................................................................... S-3 All other schedules are omitted because they are not applicable. 3. Exhibits: (3)(i) Articles of Incorporation (as amended on November 28, 1995 and as restated for filing purposes). (ii) By-laws. Incorporated by reference to the 1987 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 31, 1988. (4) Instruments Defining the Rights of Security Holders, Including Indentures. 4.1 Copy of Registrant’s 4.5%/6.25% Step-Up Convertible Subordinated Debentures due 2000, filed as Exhibit 4.3 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 1993, is incorporated herein by reference. 4.2 Copy of Subscription Agreement dated December 14, 1994 by and among the Registrant, BBDO Canada Inc. and Morgan Stanley GmbH and the other Managers listed therein, in connection with the issuance of DM 200,000,000 Floating Rate Bonds of 1995 due January 5, 2000 of BBDO Canada Inc., including form of Guaranty by Registrant, filed as Exhibit 4.2 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1994, is incorporated herein by reference. 4.3 Paying Agency Agreement dated January 4, 1995 by and among the Registrant, BBDO Canada Inc. and Morgan Stanley GmbH in connection with the issuance of DM 200,000,000 Floating Rate Bonds of 1995 due January 5, 2000 of BBDO Canada Inc. filed as Exhibit 4.3 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1994, is incorporated herein by reference. 12
  • 4.4 Copy of Subscription Agreement dated February 27, 1996 by and among the Registrant, Morgan Stanley Bank AG and Morgan Stanley & Co. International in connection with the issuance of DM 100,000,000 Floating Rate Bonds of 1996 due March 1, 1999. 4.5 Paying Agency Agreement dated March 1, 1996 by and among the Registrant, Morgan Stanley Bank AG and Morgan Stanley & Co. International in connection with the issuance of DM 100,000,000 Floating Rate Bonds of 1996 due March 1, 1999. (10) Material Contracts. Management Contracts, Compensatory Plans, Contracts or Arrangements. 10.1 Copy of Registrant’s 1987 Stock Plan, filed as Exhibit 10.26 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1987, is incorporated herein by reference. 10.2 Amendments to Registrant’s 1987 Stock Plan, listed as Exhibit 10.1 above, approved by the Registrant’s shareholders on May 24, 1994. 10.3 Copy of Registrant’s Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan dated May 16, 1988, filed as Exhibit 10.24 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1988, is incorporated herein by reference. 10.4 Amendment to Registrant’s Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan, listed as Exhibit 10.3 above, adopted February 4, 1991, filed as Exhibit 10.28 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1990, is incorporated herein by reference. 10.5 Amendment to Registrant’s Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan listed as Exhibit 10.3 above, adopted on December 7, 1992, filed as Exhibit 10.13 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1992, is incorporated herein by reference. 10.6 Amendment to Registrant’s Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan listed as Exhibit 10.3 above, adopted on July 1, 1993, filed as Exhibit 10.10 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1993, incorporated herein by reference. 10.7 Standard Form of the Registrant’s 1988 Executive Salary Continuation Plan Agreement, filed as Exhibit 10.24 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1989, is incorporated herein by reference. 10.8 Standard Form of the Registrant’s Indemnification Agreement with members of Registrant’s Board of Directors, filed as Exhibit 10.25 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1989, is incorporated herein by reference. 10.9 Copy of DDB Needham Worldwide Joint Savings Plan, effective as of May 1, 1989, filed as Exhibit 10.26 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1989, is incorporated herein by reference. 10.10 Copy of Severance Agreement dated July 6, 1993, between Keith Reinhard and The DDB Needham Worldwide Communications Group, Inc. (then known as DDB Needham Worldwide Inc.), filed as Exhibit 10.11 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1993, incorporated herein by reference. 10.11 Copy of Employment Agreement dated May 26, 1993, between William G. Tragos and TBWA International B.V., filed as Exhibit 10.13 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1993, incorporated herein by reference. 13
  • 10.12 Copy of Deferred Compensation Agreement dated October 12, 1984, between William G. Tragos and TBWA Advertising Inc., filed as Exhibit 10.14 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1993, incorporated herein by reference. 10.13 Standard Form of Severance Compensation Agreement incorporated by reference to BBDO International Inc.’s Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 28, 1973, is incorporated herein by reference. Other Material Contracts. 10.14 Copy of $250,000,000 Second Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of July 15, 1994, between Omnicom Finance Inc., Swiss Bank Corporation and the financial institutions party thereto, filed as Exhibit 10.16 to Omnicom Group Inc.’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 1994, is incorporated herein by reference. (21) Subsidiaries of the Registrant ............................................................................... S-4 (23) Consents of Experts and Counsel. 23.1 Consent of Arthur Andersen LLP ......................................................................... S-15 23.2 Consent of Coopers and Lybrand LLP ................................................................. S-16 23.3 Consent of Deloitte and Touche LLP ................................................................... S-17 (24) Powers of Attorney from Bernard Brochand, Robert J. Callander, James A. Cannon, Leonard S. Coleman, Jr., Peter I. Jones, John R. Purcell, Keith L. Reinhard, Allen Rosenshine, Gary L. Roubos, Quentin I. Smith, Jr., Robin B. Smith, William G. Tragos and Egon P.S. Zehnder. (27) Financial Data Schedule (filed in electronic format only). (b) Reports on Form 8-K: No reports on Form 8-K were filed during the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 1995. 14
  • SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized. OMNICOM GROUP INC. Date: March 25, 1996 /s/ FRED J. MEYER By: Fred J. Meyer Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated. Signature Title Date /s/ BRUCE CRAWFORD Chairman and Chief March 25, 1996 Executive Officer and Director (Bruce Crawford) /s/ JOHN D. WREN President and Director March 25, 1996 (John D. Wren) /S/ FRED J. MEYER Chief Financial Officer March 25, 1996 and Director (Fred J. Meyer) /S/ DALE A. ADAMS Controller (Principal March 25, 1996 Accounting Officer) (Dale A. Adams) /s/ BARRY J. WAGNER Secretary and General March 25, 1996 Counsel (Barry J. Wagner) /s/ BERNARD BROCHAND* Director March 25, 1996 (Bernard Brochand) /s/ ROBERT J. CALLANDER* Director March 25, 1996 (Robert J. Callander) /s/ JAMES A. CANNON* Director March 25, 1996 (James A. Cannon) /s/ LEONARD S. COLEMAN, JR.* Director March 25, 1996 (Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.) /s/ PETER I. JONES* Director March 25, 1996 (Peter I. Jones) /s/ JOHN R. PURCELL * Director March 25, 1996 (John R. Purcell) /s/ KEITH L. REINHARD* Director March 25, 1996 (Keith L. Reinhard) /s/ ALLEN ROSENSHINE* Director March 25, 1996 (Allen Rosenshine) /s/ GARY L. ROUBOS* Director March 25, 1996 (Gary L. Roubos) /s/ QUENTIN I. SMITH, JR.* Director March 25, 1996 (Quentin I. Smith, Jr.) /s/ ROBIN B. SMITH* Director March 25, 1996 (Robin B. Smith) /s/ WILLIAM G. TRAGOS* Director March 25, 1996 (William G. Tragos) /s/ EGON P.S. ZEHNDER* Director March 25, 1996 (Egon P.S. Zehnder) *By /s/ BARRY J. WAGNER Barry J. Wagner Attorney-in-fact 15
  • REPORT OF MANAGEMENT The management of Omnicom Group Inc. is responsible for the integrity of the financial data reported by Omnicom Group and its subsidiaries. Management uses its best judgment to ensure that the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position and results of operations of Omnicom Group. These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The system of internal controls of Omnicom Group, augmented by a program of internal audits, is designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded and records are maintained to substantiate the preparation of accurate financial information. Underlying this concept of reasonable assurance is the premise that the cost of control should not exceed the benefits derived therefrom. The financial statements have been audited by independent public accountants. Their report expresses an independent informed judgment as to the fairness of management’s reported operating results and financial position. This judgment is based on the procedures described in the second paragraph of their report. The Audit Committee meets periodically with representatives of financial management, internal audit and the independent public accountants to assure that each is properly discharging their responsibilities. In order to ensure complete independence, the Audit Committee communicates directly with the independent public accountants, internal audit and financial management to discuss the results of their audits, the adequacy of internal accounting controls and the quality of financial reporting. BRUCE CRAWFORD FRED J. MEYER ________________________________________ _________________________________________ Bruce Crawford Fred J. Meyer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer F-1
  • REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Omnicom Group Inc.: We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Omnicom Group Inc. (a New York corporation) and subsidiaries as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the related consolidated statements of income, shareholders’ equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1995. These financial statements and the schedule referred to below are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements and schedule based on our audits. Prior to 1995, we did not audit the financial statements of Chiat/Day Holdings, Inc. and Ross Roy Communications, Inc., companies acquired during 1995 in two transactions accounted for as poolings of interests, as discussed in Note 2. Such statements are included in the consolidated financial statements of Omnicom Group Inc. and account for total assets of 6% at December 31, 1994 and total revenues of 7% and 11% for the years ended December 31, 1994 and 1993, respectively, of the consolidated totals, after restatement to reflect certain adjustments. The financial statements of Chiat/Day Holdings, Inc. and Ross Roy Communica- tions, Inc. prior to those adjustments were audited by other auditors whose reports have been furnished to us and our opinion, insofar as it relates to the amounts included for those entities, is based solely upon the reports of the other auditors. We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits and the reports of other auditors provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, based on our audits and the reports of other auditors, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Omnicom Group Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 1995 and 1994, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1995 in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. As discussed in Note 13 to the consolidated financial statements, effective January 1, 1994, the Company changed its method of accounting for postemployment benefits. Our audits were made for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic financial statements taken as a whole. The schedule on page S-3 is presented for purposes of complying with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and is not part of the basic financial statements. This schedule has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audits of the basic financial statements and, in our opinion, based on our audits and the reports of other auditors, fairly states in all material respects the financial data required to be set forth therein in relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole. ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP New York, New York February 20, 1996 (except for Note 14 as to which the date is March 1, 1996) F-2
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME Years Ended December 31, (Dollars in Thousands Except Per Share Data) ____________________________________ 1995 1994 1993 ____ ____ ____ COMMISSIONS AND FEES ................................................... $2,257,536 $1,907,795 $1,688,960 OPERATING EXPENSES: Salaries and Related Costs ................................................. 1,305,087 1,102,944 988,566 Office and General Expenses ............................................ 681,544 588,747 524,435 Special Charge ................................................................... — — 22,714 _________ _________ _________ 1,986,631 1,691,691 1,535,715 _________ _________ _________ OPERATING PROFIT .............................................................. 270,905 216,104 153,245 NET INTEREST EXPENSE: Interest and Dividend Income ........................................... (15,019) (13,295) (15,538) Interest Paid or Accrued .................................................... 43,271 40,485 47,105 _________ _________ _________ 28,252 27,190 31,567 _________ _________ _________ INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE ....................................................................... 242,653 188,914 121,678 INCOME TAXES ..................................................................... 97,386 77,927 58,485 _________ _________ _________ INCOME AFTER INCOME TAXES AND BEFORE CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE ......................... 145,267 110,987 63,193 EQUITY IN AFFILIATES ........................................................ 20,828 18,322 13,180 MINORITY INTERESTS ......................................................... (26,140) (17,814) (10,805) _________ _________ _________ INCOME BEFORE CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE ............................................... 139,955 111,495 65,568 CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE ............................................... — (28,009) — _________ _________ _________ NET INCOME ........................................................................... $ 139,955 $ 83,486 $ 65,568 _________ _________ _________ NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE: Income Before Change in Accounting Principle: Primary ........................................................................... $ 1.89 $ 1.58 $ 1.03 Fully Diluted .................................................................. $ 1.85 $ 1.54 $ 1.01 Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle: Primary ........................................................................... $ — $ (0.40) $ — Fully Diluted .................................................................. $ — $ (0.40) $ — Net Income: Primary ........................................................................... $ 1.89 $ 1.18 $ 1.03 Fully Diluted .................................................................. $ 1.85 $ 1.18 $ 1.01 The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements. F-3
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS ASSETS December 31, (Dollars in Thousands) ___________________________ 1995 1994 ____ ____ CURRENT ASSETS: Cash and cash equivalents .................................................................................. $ 313,999 $ 241,797 Investments available-for-sale, at market, which approximates cost ................. 21,474 28,425 Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $23,352 and $23,528 (Schedule II) ............................................................... 1,503,212 1,212,501 Billable production orders in process, at cost ..................................................... 106,115 82,357 Prepaid expenses and other current assets .......................................................... 161,235 148,958 _________ _________ Total Current Assets ........................................................................................... 2,106,035 1,714,038 FURNITURE, EQUIPMENT AND LEASEHOLD IMPROVEMENTS, at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization of $259,664 and $238,468 .......... 200,473 192,450 INVESTMENTS IN AFFILIATES ......................................................................................... 200,216 164,524 INTANGIBLES, less accumulated amortization of $157,863 and $133,848 .................. 832,698 758,973 DEFERRED TAX BENEFITS ............................................................................................ 70,242 65,064 DEFERRED CHARGES AND OTHER ASSETS ..................................................................... 118,013 145,162 _________ _________ $3,527,677 $3,040,211 _________ _________ L I A B I L I T I E S A N D S H A R E H O L D E R S’ E Q U I T Y CURRENT LIABILITIES: Accounts payable ................................................................................................ $1,734,500 $1,511,610 Current portion of long-term debt ...................................................................... 2,934 23,537 Bank loans .......................................................................................................... 18,097 10,640 Advance billings ................................................................................................. 245,516 215,181 Accrued taxes on income .................................................................................... 41,756 52,989 Other accrued taxes ............................................................................................ 66,167 63,238 Other accrued liabilities ...................................................................................... 380,407 291,072 Dividends payable .............................................................................................. _________13,067 11,262 _________ Total Current Liabilities ..................................................................................... _________ 2,502,444 2,179,529 _________ LONG-TERM DEBT ....................................................................................................... 290,379 199,487 DEFERRED COMPENSATION AND OTHER LIABILITIES ...................................................... 122,623 150,291 MINORITY INTERESTS .................................................................................................. 60,724 42,738 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (Note 10) SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY: Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 7,500,000 shares authorized, none issued ............................................................................................................ — — Common stock, $.50 par value, 150,000,000 shares authorized, 79,842,976 and 79,262,232 shares issued in 1995 and 1994, respectively .. 39,921 39,631 Additional paid-in capital ................................................................................... 390,984 381,770 Retained earnings ............................................................................................... 299,704 207,488 Unamortized restricted stock .............................................................................. (30,739) (25,631) Cumulative translation adjustment ..................................................................... (26,641) (28,254) Treasury stock, at cost, 5,184,814 and 5,022,374 shares in 1995 and 1994, respectively ......................................................................................... _________ (121,722) _________ (106,838) Total Shareholders’ Equity ........................................................................... _________ 551,507 468,166 _________ $3,527,677 $3,040,211 _________ _________ The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these balance sheets. F-4
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY Three Years Ended December 31, 1995 (Dollars in Thousands) Common Stock Additional Unamortized Cumulative Total Paid-in Retained Restricted Translation Treasury Shareholders’ Shares Par Value Capital Earnings ___________ Stock Adjustment Stock Equity _________ _________ __________ _______ __________ ________ ____________ Balance December 31, 1992 ............... 63,546,510 $31,773 $172,474 $143,955 $(15,307) $(38,200) $(53,586) $241,109 Pooling of interests adjustment related to acquisition of TBWA International .................................. 2,698,520 1,349 (551) (6,309) (1,834) (7,345) _________ _______ _______________ _______________ _____________ _____________ _______________ _______________ Balance January 1, 1993, as restated .. 66,245,030 33,122 171,923 137,646 (15,307) (40,034) (53,586) 233,764 Net income ......................................... 65,568 65,568 Dividends declared ............................. (36,992) (36,992) Amortization of restricted shares ....... 7,096 7,096 Share transactions under employee stock plans .................................... (627,754) (314) 19,542 (13,596) 15,413 21,045 Shares issued for acquisitions ............. 7,303 21,948 29,251 Conversion of 7% Debentures ............ 6,668,158 3,334 82,519 85,853 Cumulative translation adjustment ..... (25,780) (25,780) Repurchases of shares ........................ (51,885) (51,885) _________ _______ _______________ _______________ _____________ _____________ _______________ _______________ Balance December 31, 1993.. ............. 72,285,434 36,142 281,287 166,222 (21,807) (65,814) (68,110) 327,920 Net income ......................................... 83,486 83,486 Dividends declared ............................. (42,220) (42,220) Amortization of restricted shares ....... 9,535 9,535 Share transactions under employee stock plans .................................... (165,668) (83) 2,952 (13,359) 16,796 6,306 Shares issued for acquisitions ............. 1,103 11,932 13,035 Conversion of 6.5% Debentures ......... 7,142,466 3,572 96,428 100,000 Cumulative translation adjustment ..... 37,560 37,560 Repurchases of shares ........................ (67,456) (67,456) _________ _______ _______________ _______________ _____________ _____________ _______________ _______________ Balance December 31, 1994. .............. 79,262,232 39,631 381,770 207,488 (25,631) (28,254) (106,838) 468,166 Net income ......................................... 139,955 139,955 Dividends declared ............................. (47,739) (47,739) Amortization of restricted shares ....... 10,713 10,713 Share transactions under employee stock plans .................................... 580,744 290 8,205 (15,821) 17,111 9,785 Shares issued for acquisitions ............. 1,009 2,659 3,668 Cumulative translation adjustment ..... 1,613 1,613 Repurchases of shares ........................ (34,654) (34,654) _________ _______ _______________ _______________ _____________ _____________ _______________ _______________ Balance December 31, 1995. .............. 79,842,976 $39,921 $390,984 $299,704 $(30,739) $(26,641) $(121,722) $551,507 _________ _______ _______________ _______________ _____________ _____________ _______________ _______________ _________ _______ _______________ _______________ _____________ _____________ _______________ _______________ The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements. F-5
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS Years Ended December 31, (Dollars in Thousands) ____________________________________ 1995 1994 1993 _________ _________ _________ Cash Flows From Operating Activities: Net income ........................................................................................... $139,955 $ 83,486 $ 65,568 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization of tangible assets ............................ 45,879 41,308 40,092 Amortization of intangible assets .................................................... 28,250 25,046 19,034 Minority interests ............................................................................. 26,140 17,549 10,805 Earnings of affiliates in excess of dividends received ..................... (5,682) (10,484) (6,823) Decrease (increase) in deferred taxes .............................................. 2,400 (3,272) (669) Provisions for losses on accounts receivable ................................... 6,024 9,788 7,690 Amortization of restricted shares ..................................................... 10,713 9,535 7,096 Increase in accounts receivable ....................................................... (259,560) (139,194) (16,481) (Increase) decrease in billable production ....................................... (22,442) (4,735) 6,129 (Increase) decrease in other current assets ...................................... (7,040) (27,166) 20,000 Increase in accounts payable ........................................................... 180,850 258,371 61,105 Increase (decrease) in other accrued liabilities ................................ 107,087 77,476 (18,769) (Decrease) increase in accrued taxes on income ............................. (12,808) 17,752 1,187 Other ................................................................................................ (13,177) 4,703 18,066 _______________ _______________ _______________ Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities ........................................ 226,589 360,163 214,030 _______________ _______________ _______________ Cash Flows From Investing Activities: Capital expenditures ............................................................................ (49,568) (43,983) (33,646) Purchases of equity interests in subsidiaries and affiliates, net of cash acquired .................................................. (118,784) (150,660) (80,577) Sales of equity interests in subsidiaries and affiliates ........................................................................................... 15,278 499 558 Purchases of investments available-for-sale and other investments ............................................................................. (14,200) (8,154) (49,733) Sales of investments available-for-sale and other investments ............................................................................. 21,496 24,165 17,396 _______________ _______________ _______________ Net Cash Used In Investing Activities ................................................. (145,778) (178,133) (146,002) _______________ _______________ _______________ Cash Flows From Financing Activities: Net borrowings (repayments) under lines of credit ............................. 6,883 (25,033) (14,167) Proceeds from issuances of debt obligations ....................................... 135,162 36,161 149,593 Repayment of principal of debt obligations ........................................ (67,718) (35,815) (49,664) Share transactions under employee stock plans .................................. 5,681 7,911 7,526 Dividends and loans to minority stockholders .................................... (15,498) (8,062) (8,033) Dividends paid ..................................................................................... (45,935) (41,307) (35,470) Purchases of treasury shares ................................................................ (34,654) (67,456) (51,885) _______________ _______________ _______________ Net Cash Used in Financing Activities ................................................. (16,079) (133,601) (2,100) _______________ _______________ _______________ Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents ....................................................................................... 7,470 13,244 (14,199) _______________ _______________ _______________ Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents ....................................... 72,202 61,673 51,729 Cash and Cash Equivalents At Beginning of Period .......................... 241,797 180,124 128,395 _______________ _______________ _______________ Cash and Cash Equivalents At End of Period .................................... $313,999 $241,797 $180,124 _______________ _______________ _______________ Supplemental Disclosures: Income taxes paid. ............................................................................... $109,241 $ 46,034 $ 50,995 _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ Interest paid. ........................................................................................ $ 36,482 $ 37,895 $ 41,432 _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these statements. 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  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 1. Business and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Business. Omnicom Group Inc., through its wholly and partially-owned companies, operates advertising agencies which plan, create, produce and place advertising in various media such as television, radio, newspaper and magazines. Additional services such as marketing consultation, consumer market research, design and production of merchandising and sales promotion programs and materials, direct mail advertising, corporate identification, and public relations are offered to clients. These services are offered to clients worldwide on a local, national, pan-regional or global basis. Recognition of Commission and Fee Revenue. Substantially all revenues are derived from commissions for placement of advertisements in various media and from fees for manpower and for production of advertisements. Revenue is generally recognized when billed. Billings are generally rendered upon presenta- tion date for media, when manpower is used, when costs are incurred for radio and television production and when print production is completed. Principles of Consolidation. The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Omnicom Group Inc. and its domestic and international subsidiaries (the “Company”). All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated. Restatements and Reclassifications. During 1995, the Company completed certain acquisitions which were accounted for under the pooling of interests method of accounting, as discussed in Note 2. Accordingly, the Company’s consolidated financial statements and notes to consolidated financial statements have been restated to include the results of these companies for all periods presented. On December 15, 1995, the Company completed a two-for-one stock split in the form of a 100% stock dividend; as such all prior year balances have been restated to give retroactive effect to the split. In addition, certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform with the 1995 presentation. Billable Production. Billable production orders in process consist principally of costs incurred in producing advertisements and marketing communications for clients. Such amounts are generally billed to clients when costs are incurred for radio and television production and when print production is completed. Treasury Stock. The Company accounts for treasury share purchases at cost. The reissuance of treasury shares is accounted for at the average cost. Gains or losses on the reissuance of treasury shares are generally accounted for as additional paid-in capital. Foreign Currency Translation. The Company’s financial statements were prepared in accordance with the requirements of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 52, “Foreign Currency Translation.” Under this method, net transaction gains of $.4 million, $4.0 million and $4.4 million are included in 1995, 1994 and 1993 net income, respectively. Earnings Per Common Share. Primary earnings per share is based upon the weighted average number of common shares and common share equivalents outstanding during each year. Fully diluted earnings per share is based on the above and if dilutive, adjusted for the assumed conversion of the Company’s Convertible Subordinated Debentures and the assumed increase in net income for the after tax interest cost of these debentures. For the year ended December 31, 1995 the 4.5%/6.25% Step-Up Convertible Subordinated Debentures were assumed to be converted for the full year. For the year ended December 31, 1994 the 4.5%/6.25% Step-Up Convertible Subordinated Debentures were assumed to be converted for the full year; and the 6.5% Convertible Subordinated Debentures were assumed to be converted through July 27, 1994, when they were converted into common stock. For the year ended December 31, 1993, the 6.5% Convertible Subordinated Debentures were assumed to be converted for the full year; the 7% Convertible Subordinated Debentures were assumed to be converted through October 8, 1993 when they were converted into common stock; and the 4.5%/6.25% Step-Up Convertible Subordinated Debentures were assumed to be converted from their September 1, 1993 issuance date. The number of shares used in the computations were as follows: 1995 1994 1993 ____ ____ ____ Primary EPS computation ……………… 74,375,300 70,764,800 63,827,900 Fully diluted EPS computation ………… 79,913,100 79,925,700 77,739,200 F-7
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) For purposes of computing fully diluted earnings per share on net income and the cumulative effect of the change in accounting principle, for the year ended December 31, 1994, the Company’s Convertible Subordi- nated Debentures were not reflected in the computations as their inclusion would have been anti-dilutive. Severance Agreements. Arrangements with certain present and former employees provide for continuing payments for periods up to 10 years after cessation of their full-time employment in consideration for agreements by the employees not to compete and to render consulting services in the post employment period. Such payments, which are determined, subject to certain conditions and limitations, by earnings in subsequent periods, are expensed in such periods. Depreciation of Furniture and Equipment and Amortization of Leasehold Improvements. Depreciation charges are computed on a straight-line basis or declining balance method over the estimated useful lives of furniture and equipment, up to 10 years. Leasehold improvements are amortized on a straight-line basis over the lesser of the terms of the related lease or the useful life of these assets. Intangibles. Intangibles represent acquisition costs in excess of the fair value of tangible net assets of purchased subsidiaries. The intangible values associated with the Company’s business consist predominantly of two types; the value of the worldwide agency networks, and the value of ongoing client relationships. The Company’s worldwide agency networks have been operating for an average of over sixty years and intangibles associated with enhancing network value are intended to enhance the long term value of the networks. Client relationships in the advertising industry are typically long term in nature and the Company’s largest clients have on average been clients for approximately thirty years. As such, intangibles are amortized on a straight-line basis principally over a period of forty years. Each year, the intangibles are written off if and to the extent they are determined to be impaired. Intangibles are considered to be impaired if the future anticipated undiscounted cash flows arising from the use of the intangibles is less than the net unamortized cost of the intangibles. Deferred Taxes. Deferred tax liabilities and tax benefits relate to the recognition of certain revenues and expenses in different years for financial statement and tax purposes. Cash Flows. The Company’s cash equivalents are primarily comprised of investments in overnight interest-bearing deposits and money market instruments with original maturity dates of three months or less. The following supplemental schedule summarizes the fair value of assets acquired, cash paid, common shares issued and the liabilities assumed in conjunction with the acquisition of equity interests in subsidiaries and affiliates, for each of the three years ended December 31: (Dollars in thousands) ____ ____ ____ 1995 1994 1993 Fair value of non-cash assets acquired …………… $129,425 $265,865 $287,177 Cash paid, net of cash acquired …………………… (118,784) (150,660) (80,577) Common shares issued …………………………… _______________(3,668) (13,035) (21,906) _______________ _______________ Liabilities assumed ………………………………… $ 6,973 $102,170 $184,694 _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ _______________ During 1994, the Company issued 7,142,466 shares of common stock upon conversion of $100 million of its 6.5% Convertible Subordinated Debentures. During 1993, the Company issued 6,668,158 shares of common stock upon conversion of $85.9 million of its 7% Convertible Subordinated Debentures. Concentration of Credit Risk The Company provides advertising and marketing services to a wide range of clients who operate in many industry sectors around the world. The Company grants credit to all qualified clients, but does not believe it is exposed to any undue concentration of credit risk to any significant degree. Derivative Financial Instruments. Derivative financial instruments consist principally of forward exchange contracts and interest rate swaps. In order for derivative financial instruments to qualify for hedge accounting the following criteria must be met: (a) the hedging instrument must be designated as a hedge; (b) F-8
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) the hedged exposure must be specifically identifiable and expose the Company to risk; and (c) it must be highly probable that a change in fair value of the derivative financial instrument and an opposite change in the fair value of the hedged exposure will have a high degree of correlation. The majority of the Company’s derivative activity relates to forward exchange contracts. The Company executes these contracts in the same currency as the hedged exposure, whereby 100% correlation is achieved. Gains and losses on derivative financial instruments which are hedges of existing assets or liabilities are included in the carrying amount of those assets or liabilities and are ultimately recognized in income as part of those carrying amounts. Interest received and/or paid arising from swap agreements which qualify as hedges are recognized in income when the interest is receivable or payable. Derivative financial instruments which do not qualify as hedges are revalued to the current market rate and any gains or losses are recorded in income in the current period. Use of Estimates. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. 2. Acquisitions In August 1995, the Company completed the acquisitions of Ross Roy Communications and Chiat/Day Holdings. Both transactions were accounted for under the pooling of interests method of accounting. Accordingly, the Company’s financial statements have been restated to include the results of Ross Roy Communications and Chiat/Day Holdings for all periods presented. A total of 2,556,646 shares were issued in connection with these acquisitions. In May 1993, the Company completed its acquisition of a third agency network, TBWA International. The acquisition was accounted for as a pooling of interests and, accordingly, the results of operations for TBWA International have been included in these consolidated financial statements since January 1, 1993. During 1995 the Company made several other acquisitions within the advertising industry whose aggregate cost, in cash or by issuance of the Company’s common stock, totaled $125.2 million for net assets, which included intangible assets of $108.7 million. Due to the nature of the advertising industry, companies acquired generally have minimal tangible net assets. The majority of the purchase price is paid for ongoing client relationships and to enhance the Company’s worldwide agency networks and marketing service companies. Included in both figures are contingent payments related to prior year acquisitions totaling $45.0 million. Pro forma combined results of operations of the Company as if these acquisitions had occurred on January 1, 1994 do not materially differ from the reported amounts in the consolidated statements of income for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 1995. Certain acquisitions entered into in 1995 and prior years require payments in future years if certain results are achieved. Formulas for these contingent future payments differ from acquisition to acquisition. Contingent future payments are not expected to be material to the Company’s results of operations or financial position. 3. Bank Loans and Lines of Credit Bank loans primarily comprised bank overdrafts of international subsidiaries which are treated as loans pursuant to bank agreements. The weighted average interest rate on the borrowings outstanding as of December 31, 1995 and 1994 was 6.5% and 9.0%, respectively. At December 31, 1995 and 1994, the Company had unsecured committed lines of credit aggregating $374 million and $390 million, respectively. The unused portion of credit lines was $356 million at both December 31, 1995 and 1994. The lines of credit are generally extended at the banks’ lending rates to their most credit worthy borrowers. Material compensating balances are not required within the terms of these credit agreements. At December 31, 1995 and 1994, the committed lines of credit included $250 million under a three year revolving credit agreement expiring June 30, 1997. Due to the long term nature of this credit agreement, borrowings under the agreement would be classified as long-term debt. There were no borrowings under the revolving credit agreement at December 31, 1995 and 1994. F-9
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) The revolving credit agreement includes a facility for issuing commercial paper backed by a bank letter of credit. During the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, the Company issued commercial paper with an average original maturity of 31, 33 and 32 days, respectively. The Company had no commercial paper borrowings outstanding as of December 31, 1995, 1994, and 1993. The maximum outstanding during the year was $210 million, $230 million and $194 million, in 1995, 1994, and 1993, respectively. The gross amount of issuance and redemption during the year was $1,211 million, $1,587 million and $1,337 million in 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively. 4. Employee Stock Plans Under the terms of the Company’s 1987 Stock Plan, as amended (the “1987 Plan”), 13,100,000 shares of common stock of the Company have been reserved for restricted stock awards and non-qualified stock options to key employees of the Company. The remaining number of such reserved shares was 4,083,000 at December 31, 1995. Under the terms of the 1987 Plan, the option price may not be less than 100% of the market value of the stock at the date of the grant. Options become exercisable 30% on each of the first two anniversary dates of the grant date with the final 40% becoming exercisable three years from the grant date. Under the 1987 Plan, 830,000, 610,000 and 570,000 non-qualified options were granted in 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively. A summary of changes in outstanding options for the three years ended December 31, 1995 is as follows: Years Ended December 31, ________________________________ ____ ____ ____ 1995 1994 1993 Shares under option (at prices ranging from $8.4375 to $24.2188) — Beginning of year ............................................... 2,388,000 2,144,800 1,996,000 Options granted (at prices ranging from $25.875 to $32.4063) .......................................... 830,000 610,000 570,000 Options exercised (at prices ranging from $8.4375 to $24.2188) ................................. (255,600) (366,800) (395,600) Options forfeited ..................................................... — — (25,600) ________ ________ ________ Shares under option (at prices ranging from $8.4375 to $32.4063) — End of year ........ 2,962,400 2,388,000 2,144,800 ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ Shares exercisable ................................................... 1,507,400 1,267,500 1,125,300 Under the 1987 Plan, 612,168 shares, 629,160 shares and 674,400 shares of restricted stock of the Company were awarded in 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively. All restricted shares granted under the 1987 Plan were sold at a price per share equal to their par value. The difference between par value and market value on the date of the sale is charged to shareholders’ equity and then amortized to expense over the period of restriction. Under the 1987 Plan, the restricted shares become transferable to the employee in 20% annual increments provided the employee remains in the employ of the Company. F-10
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) Restricted shares may not be sold, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered until the restrictions lapse. Under most circumstances, the employee must resell the shares to the Company at par value if the employee ceases employment prior to the end of the period of restriction. A summary of changes in outstanding shares of restricted stock for the three years ended December 31, 1995 is as follows: Years Ended December 31, ____ ____ ____ 1995 1994 1993 Beginning balance .................................................. 1,564,164 1,480,872 1,259,504 Amount granted .................................................. 612,168 629,160 674,400 Amount vested .................................................... (490,422) (461,206) (403,424) Amount forfeited ................................................ (38,910) (84,662) (49,608) ________ ________ ________ Ending balance ....................................................... 1,647,000 1,564,164 1,480,872 ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ The charge to operations in connection with these restricted stock awards for the years ended December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993 amounted to $10.7 million, $9.5 million and $7.1 million, respectively. 5. Segment Reporting The Company operates advertising agencies and offers its clients additional marketing services and specialty advertising through its wholly-owned and partially-owned businesses. A summary of the Company’s operations by geographic area as of December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, and for the years then ended is presented below: (Dollars in Thousands) _______________________________________ United States International Consolidated ___________ ____________ _____________ 1995 Commissions and Fees .................................. $1,117,226 $1,140,310 $ 2,257,536 Operating Profit ............................................. 139,927 130,978 270,905 Net Income .................................................... 69,906 70,049 139,955 Identifiable Assets ......................................... 1,316,521 2,211,156 3,527,677 1994 Commissions and Fees .................................. $ 990,774 $ 917,021 $ 1,907,795 Operating Profit ............................................. 125,762 90,342 216,104 Net Income .................................................... 41,381 42,105 83,486 Identifiable Assets ......................................... 1,169,966 1,870,245 3,040,211 1993 Commissions and Fees .................................. $ 925,988 $ 762,972 $ 1,688,960 Operating Profit ............................................. 82,873 70,372 153,245 Net Income .................................................... 25,259 40,309 65,568 Identifiable Assets ......................................... 930,089 1,484,652 2,414,741 F-11
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) 6. Investments in Affiliates The Company has in excess of 60 unconsolidated affiliates accounted for under the equity method. The equity method is used when the Company has an ownership of less than 50% and exercises significant influence over the operating and financial policies of the affiliate. The following table summarizes the balance sheets and income statements of the Company’s unconsolidated affiliates, primarily in Europe, Australia and Asia, as of December 31, 1995, 1994, 1993, and for the years then ended: (Dollars in Thousands) ____ ____ ____ 1995 1994 1993 Current assets ................................................. $1,399,700 $1,208,976 $308,741 Non-current assets ......................................... 147,093 146,899 73,772 Current liabilities ........................................... 1,400,349 1,196,807 235,389 Non-current liabilities .................................... 149,781 162,328 29,596 Minority interests ........................................... 8,015 9,699 1,149 Gross revenues ............................................... 702,639 568,171 290,814 Costs and expenses ........................................ 582,850 451,688 238,039 Net income ..................................................... 79,262 86,001 33,574 The increase in the summarized balance sheets and income statements of the Company’s unconsolidated affiliates in 1995 and 1994 is due to the inclusion of new equity affiliates and the growth of the Company’s existing equity affiliates. The Company’s equity in the net income of these affiliates amounted to $20.8 million, $18.3 million and $13.2 million for 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively. The Company’s equity in the net tangible assets of these affiliated companies was approximately $76.7 million, $65.8 million and $58.1 million at December 31, 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively. Included in the Company’s investments in affiliates is the excess of acquisition costs over the fair value of tangible net assets acquired. These excess acquisition costs are being amortized on a straight-line basis principally over a period of forty years. 7. Long-Term Debt Long-term debt outstanding as of December 31, 1995 and 1994 consisted of the following: (Dollars in Thousands) 1995 1994 ___ ___ 4.5%/6.25% Step-Up Convertible Subordinated Debentures with a scheduled maturity in 2000 ................................................................ $143,750 $143,750 Deutsche Mark 200 million Floating Rate Bonds, with a scheduled maturity in 2000, interest at DM three month LIBOR plus 0.65% ...... 139,220 — Sundry notes and loans payable to banks and others at rates from 6% to 25%, maturing at various dates through 2004 .......................... 10,343 79,274 _______ ________ 293,313 223,024 Less current portion ................................................................................... 2,934 23,537 _______ ________ Total long-term debt ................................................................................ $290,379 $199,487 _______ ________ _______ ________ F-12
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) During the third quarter of 1993, the Company issued $143,750,000 of 4.5%/6.25% Step-Up Convertible Subordinated Debentures with a scheduled maturity in 2000. The average annual interest rate through the year 2000 is 5.42%. The debentures are convertible into common stock of the Company at a conversion price of $27.44 per share subject to adjustment in certain events. The debentures are not redeemable prior to September 1, 1996. Thereafter, the Company may redeem the debentures initially at 102.984% and at decreasing prices thereafter to 100% at maturity, in each case together with accrued interest. The debentures also may be repaid at the option of the holder at anytime prior to September 1, 2000 if there is a Fundamental Change, as defined in the debenture agreement, at the repayment prices set forth in the debenture agreement, subject to adjustment, together with accrued interest. On January 4, 1995, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company issued Deutsche Mark 200 million Floating Rate Bonds. The bonds are unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of the issuer and are unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by the Company. The bonds bear interest at a rate equal to Deutsche Mark three month LIBOR plus 0.65% and may be redeemed at the option of the issuer on January 5, 1997 or any interest payment date thereafter at their principal amount plus any accrued but unpaid interest. Unless redeemed earlier, the bonds will mature on January 5, 2000 and will be repaid at par. On June 1, 1994, the Company issued a Notice of Redemption for its 6.5% Convertible Subordinated Debentures with a scheduled maturity in 2004. Prior to the July 27, 1994 redemption date, debenture holders elected to convert all of their outstanding debentures into common stock of the Company at a conversion price of $14.00 per common share. On August 9, 1993, the Company issued a Notice of Redemption for its 7% Convertible Subordinated Debentures with a scheduled maturity in 2013. Prior to the October 1993 redemption date, debenture holders elected to convert all of their outstanding debentures into common stock of the Company at a conversion price of $12.875 per common share. On July 15, 1994, the Company amended and restated the revolving credit agreement originally entered into in 1988. This $250 million revolving credit agreement is with a consortium of banks expiring June 30, 1997. This credit agreement includes a facility for issuing commercial paper backed by a bank letter of credit. The agreement contains certain financial covenants regarding current ratio, ratio of total consolidated indebtedness to total consolidated capitalization, ratio of net cash flow to consolidated indebtedness, and limitations on investments in and loans to affiliates and unconsolidated subsidiaries. At December 31, 1995 the Company was in compliance with all of these covenants. Aggregate maturities of long-term debt in the next five years are as follows: (Dollars in Thousands) 1996 ..................................................................................................... $2,934 1997 ..................................................................................................... 2,939 1998 ..................................................................................................... 1,418 1999 ..................................................................................................... 478 2000 ..................................................................................................... 283,269 F-13
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) 8. Income Taxes Income before income taxes and the provision for taxes on income consisted of the amounts shown below: Years Ended December 31, (Dollars in Thousands) ________________________________________________________________ 1995 1994 1993 ____ ____ ____ Income before income taxes: Domestic ................................................. $107,536 $ 90,064 $ 43,577 International ............................................ 135,117 98,850 78,101 ________ ________ ________ Totals .................................................. $242,653 $ 188,914 $ 121,678 ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ Provision for taxes on income: Current: Federal ............................................... $ 29,143 $ 31,500 $ 15,495 State and local ................................... 9,837 8,708 8,054 International ...................................... 57,463 38,855 35,407 ________ ________ ________ 96,443 79,063 58,956 ________ ________ ________ Deferred: Federal ............................................... 2,089 (5,167) 667 State and local ................................... (1,481) (1,285) 139 International ...................................... 335 5,316 (1,277) ________ ________ ________ 943 (1,136) (471) ________ ________ ________ Totals ............................................... $ 97,386 $ 77,927 $ 58,485 ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ ________ The Company’s effective income tax rate varied from the statutory federal income tax rate as a result of the following factors: 1995 1994 1993 ____ ____ ____ Statutory federal income tax rate .................................. 35.0% 35.0% 35.0% State and local taxes on income, net of federal income tax benefit ....................................... 2.2 2.6 4.6 International subsidiaries’ tax rates in excess of federal statutory rate .......................... 0.1 0.2 0.1 Non-deductible amortization of goodwill .................... 3.4 4.1 4.6 Losses of domestic subsidiaries without tax benefit .... — — 6.6 Nontaxable proceeds from life insurance policies ........ — — (2.6) Other ............................................................................. (0.6) (0.7) (0.2) _________ ___________ __________ Effective rate ................................................................ 40.1% 41.2% 48.1% _________ ___________ __________ _________ ___________ __________ Deferred income taxes are provided for the temporary difference between the financial reporting basis and tax basis of the Company’s assets and liabilities. Deferred tax benefits result principally from recording certain expenses in the financial statements which are not currently deductible for tax purposes. Deferred tax liabilities result principally from expenses which are currently deductible for tax purposes, but have not yet been expensed in the financial statements. The Company has recorded deferred tax benefits as of December 31, 1995 and 1994 of $125.1 million and $111.1 million, respectively, related principally to tax deductible intangibles, leasehold amortization, restricted stock amortization, severance and compensation, leases and accrued expenses. The Company has recorded deferred tax liabilities as of December 31, 1995 and 1994 of $33.2 million and $27.9 million, respectively, related principally to furniture and equipment depreciation and tax lease recognition. F-14
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) Deferred tax benefits (liabilities) as of December 31, 1995 and 1994 consisted of the amounts shown below (dollars in millions): 1995 1994 ____ ____ Deductible intangibles ............................................... $37.9 $31.5 Acquisition liabilities ................................................ 16.1 12.1 Lease reserves ........................................................... 8.3 3.0 Severance and compensation reserves ...................... 28.8 24.7 Tax loss carryforwards .............................................. 6.0 7.8 Amortization and depreciation .................................. (2.3) (3.3) Other, net ................................................................... (2.9) 7.4 _____ _____ $91.9 $83.2 _____ _____ Net current deferred tax benefits as of December 31, 1995 and 1994 were $21.7 million and $18.1 million, respectively, and were included in prepaid expenses and other current assets. Net non-current deferred tax benefits as of December 31, 1995 and 1994 were $70.2 million and $65.1 million, respectively. In 1993, legislation was enacted which increased the U.S. statutory tax rate from 34% to 35%. The effect of this rate change and other statutory rate changes in various state, local and international jurisdictions was not material to net income. A provision has been made for additional income and withholding taxes on the earnings of international subsidiaries and affiliates that will be distributed. 9. Employee Retirement Plans The Company’s international and domestic subsidiaries provide retirement benefits for their employees primarily through defined contribution plans. Company contributions to the plans, which are determined by the boards of directors of the subsidiaries, have been in amounts up to 15% (the maximum amount deductible for federal income tax purposes) of total eligible compensation of participating employees. Expense associated with these plans amounted to $41.7 million, $36.6 million and $26.8 million in 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively. The Company’s pension plans are primarily international. These plans are not required to report to governmental agencies pursuant to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Substan- tially all of these plans are funded by fixed premium payments to insurance companies who undertake legal obligations to provide specific benefits to the individuals covered. Pension expense amounted to $4.4 million, $0.8 million and $1.1 million in 1995, 1994 and 1993, respectively. Certain subsidiaries of the Company have executive retirement programs under which benefits will be paid to participants or their beneficiaries over 15 years from age 65 or death. In addition, other subsidiaries have individual deferred compensation arrangements with certain executives which provide for payments over varying terms upon retirement, cessation of employment or death. Some of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries provide life insurance and medical benefits for retired employees. Eligibility requirements vary by subsidiary, but generally include attainment of a specified combined age plus years of service factor. The expense related to these benefits was not material to the 1995, 1994 and 1993 consolidated results of operations. 10. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities At December 31, 1995, the Company was committed under operating leases, principally for office space. Certain leases are subject to rent reviews and require payment of expenses under escalation clauses. Rent expense was $169.1 million in 1995, $152.6 million in 1994 and $149.7 million in 1993 after reduction by rents received from subleases of $11.1 million, $10.2 million and $10.0 million, respectively. Future minimum base rents under terms of noncancellable operating leases, reduced by rents to be received from existing noncancellable subleases, are as follows: F-15
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) (Dollars in Thousands) Gross Rent Sublease Income Net Rent __________ ________________ __________ 1996 ............................................................... 146,491 10,969 135,522 1997 ............................................................... 130,992 8,462 122,530 1998 ............................................................... 108,904 5,862 103,042 1999 ............................................................... 94,412 4,800 89,612 2000 ............................................................... 88,575 3,627 84,948 Thereafter ...................................................... 503,788 9,458 494,330 Where appropriate, management has established reserves for the difference between the cost of leased premises that were vacated and anticipated sublease income. The Company is involved in various routine legal proceedings incident to the ordinary course of its business. The Company believes that the outcome of all pending legal proceedings and unasserted claims in the aggregate will not have a material adverse effect on its results of operations, consolidated financial position or liquidity. 11. Fair Value of Financial Instruments The following table presents the carrying amounts and estimated fair values of the Company’s financial instruments at December 31, 1995 and 1994. 1995 1994 ______________________ _______________________ (Dollars in Thousands) (Dollars in Thousands) Carrying Fair Carrying Fair Amount Value Amount Value ________________ __________ ______________ __________ Cash, cash equivalents and investments available-for-sale .. $335,473 $335,473 $270,222 $270,222 Long-term investments.................. 7,520 7,520 5,597 5,597 Long-term debt.............................. 293,313 346,860 223,024 224,461 Financial Commitments: Interest rate swaps .................... — 378 — — Forward exchange contracts ..... — 251 — 123 Guarantees................................. — 7,688 — 10,065 Letters of credit......................... — 1,996 — 19,879 The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instruments for which it is practicable to estimate that value: Cash equivalents and investments available-for-sale: Cash equivalents and investments available-for-sale consist principally of investments in short-term, interest bearing instruments and are carried at fair market value, which approximates cost. Long-term investments: Included in deferred charges and other assets are long-term investments carried at cost, which approximates estimated fair value. Long-term debt: The fair value of the Company’s convertible subordinated debenture issue was determined by reference to quotations available in markets where that issue is traded. These quotations primarily reflect the conversion value of the debentures into the Company’s common stock. These debentures are redeemable by the Company, at prices explained in Note 7, which are less than the quoted market prices used in determining the fair value. The majority of the Company’s remaining long-term debt is primarily floating rate debt and consequently the carrying amount approximates fair value. Financial Commitments: The estimated fair value of derivative positions are based upon quotations received from independent, third party banks and represent the net amount payable to terminate the position, taking into consideration market F-16
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) rates and counterparty credit risk. The fair value of guarantees, principally related to affiliated companies, and letters of credit were based upon the face value of the underlying instruments. 12. Financial Instruments and Market Risk The Company utilizes derivative financial instruments predominantly to reduce certain market risks to which the Company is exposed. These market risks primarily consist of the impact of changes in currency exchange rates on assets and liabilities of non-U.S. operations and the impact of changes in interest rates on debt. The Company’s derivative activities are limited in volume and confined to risk management activities. Senior management at the Company actively participate in the quantification, monitoring and control of all significant risks. A reporting system is in place which evaluates the impact on the Company’s earnings resulting from changes in interest rates, currency exchange rates and other relevant market risks. This system is structured to enable senior management to initiate prompt remedial action, if appropriate. Adequate segregation of duties exists with regard to the execution, recording and monitoring of derivative activities. Additionally, senior management reports periodically to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors concerning derivative activities. Since 1993, the Audit Committee has established limitations on derivative activities. These limitations have been reviewed annually, most recently on March 21, 1996. The Audit Committee has reconfirmed, for the year 1996, the limitations originally established in 1993. At December 31, 1995 the following swap agreements were outstanding: Maturity Aggregate Company Company Date Notional Amount Receives Pays ______________ __________________ _______________ _________ (Amounts in thousands) U.S. dollar fixed to floating rate swap ....... January 1997 $75,000 8.27% U.S. Prime Deutsche Mark (“DM”) floating to fixed rate swap ...................................... January 1997 DM 76,640 3 mo. DM LIBOR 3.79% U.S. dollar floating to fixed rate swap ....... October 2006 $10,000 6 mo. US LIBOR 6.51% The $75 million swap relates to a portion of the Company’s intercompany interest cash flows. The DM 76.6 million (approximately $53.3 million at the December 31, 1995 exchange rate) and the $10 million swap agreements convert a portion of the Company’s floating rate debt to a fixed rate. There were no swap agreements outstanding at December 31, 1994. The Company enters into forward exchange contracts predominantly to hedge intercompany receivables and payables which are recorded in a currency different from that in which they will settle. Gains and losses on these positions are deferred and included in the basis of the transaction upon settlement. The terms of these contracts are generally three months or less. At December 31, 1995, the aggregate amount of intercompany receivables and payables subject to this hedge program was $306 million. The table below summarizes by major currency the notional principal amounts of the Company’s forward exchange contracts outstanding at December 31, 1995. The “buy” amounts represent the U.S. dollar equivalent of commitments to purchase the respective currency, and the “sell” amounts represent the U.S. dollar equivalent of commitments to sell the respective currency. (Dollars in thousands) Notional Principal Amount _______________________ ________ __________ Company Sells __________ Currency Company Buys French Franc ..................................................................... $75,472 $43,283 U.S. Dollar ........................................................................ 6,228 43,770 German Mark ................................................................... 3,394 39,063 Hong Kong Dollar ............................................................ 2,246 30,583 Australian Dollar .............................................................. 11,247 — Spanish Peseta .................................................................. 4,632 9,902 Belgium Franc .................................................................. 9,583 81 Dutch Guilder ................................................................... 8,463 3,292 Greek Drachma ................................................................ — 5,120 Other ................................................................................. 12,549 16,367 ________ _______________ Total .......................................................................... $133,814 $191,461 ________ _______________ F-17
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) The derivative financial instruments existing at December 31, 1995 and 1994 were entered into for the purpose of hedging certain specific currency and interest rate risks. As a result of these financial instruments, the Company reduced financial risk in exchange for foregoing any gain (reward) which might have occurred if the markets moved favorably. In using derivative financial instruments, management exchanged the risks of the financial markets for counterparty risk. In order to minimize counterparty risk the Company only enters into contracts with major well known banks that have credit ratings equal to or better than the Company’s. Additionally, these contracts contain provisions for net settlement. As such, the contracts settle based on the spread between the currency rates and interest rates contained in the contracts and the current market rates. This minimizes the risk of an insolvent counterparty being unable to pay the Company the notional principal amount owed to the Company and, at the same time, having the creditors of the counterparty demanding the notional principal amount from the Company. 13. Adoption of New Accounting Principles The Company intends to adopt SFAS No. 121, “Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to be Disposed of ” in 1996. The Company does not anticipate that the effect of such adoption will be material to the carrying value of such assets. The Company intends to adopt SFAS No. 123, “Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation” in 1996. As permitted by SFAS No. 123, the Company intends to continue to apply the accounting provisions of APB Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees” and to make annual pro forma disclosures of the effect of adopting the fair value based method of accounting for employee stock options and similar instruments. Effective January 1, 1994, the Company adopted SFAS No. 112, “Employers’ Accounting for Postemployment Benefits”. This statement establishes accounting standards for employers who provide benefits to former or inactive employees after employment but before retirement (referred to in this statement as “postemployment benefits”). Those benefits include, but are not limited to, salary continuation, supplemental unemployment benefits, severance benefits, disability-related benefits, job training and counseling, and continuation of benefits such as health care benefits and life insurance coverage. The cumulative after tax effect of the adoption of SFAS No. 112 resulted in a reduction to net income of $28 million. Effective January 1, 1994, the Company also adopted SFAS No. 115, “Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities”. This Statement addresses the accounting and reporting for investments in equity securities that have readily determinable fair values and for all investments in debt securities. In compliance with SFAS No. 115, the Company classifies these investments as investments available-for-sale. At December 31, 1995, the Company’s investments consisted principally of time deposits with financial institutions. These investments, with scheduled maturities of less than one year, are valued at estimated fair value, which approximates cost. These investments are generally redeemed at face value upon maturity and, as such, gains or losses on disposition are immaterial. There are no material unrealized holding gains or losses as of December 31, 1995. 14. Subsequent Event On March 1, 1996, the Company issued Deutsche Mark 100 million Floating Rate Bonds (approximately $68 million). The bonds are unsecured, unsubordinated obligations of the Company and bear interest at a per annum rate equal to Deutsche Mark three month LIBOR plus 0.375%. The bonds will mature on March 1, 1999 and will be repaid at par. The proceeds of this issuance will be used for general corporate purposes, including the reduction of outstanding commercial paper debt. F-18
  • OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES QUARTERLY RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued) The following table sets forth a summary of the unaudited quarterly results of operations for the two years ended December 31, 1995 and 1994, in thousands of dollars except for per share amounts. As discussed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements, during 1995 the Company completed certain acquisitions which were accounted for under the pooling of interests method of accounting. Accordingly, the information set forth in the following table includes the results of these companies for all periods presented. In addition, information set forth in the following table has been restated to give retroactive effect to a two-for-one stock split completed in December 1995. First Second Third Fourth _____ ______ _____ _______ Commissions & Fees 1995 ................................................. $499,086 $570,263 $537,666 $650,521 1994 ................................................. 413,127 462,894 456,396 575,378 Income Before Income Taxes 1995 ................................................. 43,984 77,288 38,667 82,714 1994 ................................................. 33,226 60,188 30,904 64,596 Income Taxes 1995 ................................................. 18,028 31,356 15,467 32,535 1994 ................................................. 13,735 24,748 12,747 26,697 Income After Income Taxes 1995 ................................................. 25,956 45,932 23,200 50,179 1994 ................................................. 19,491 35,440 18,157 37,899 Equity in Affiliates 1995 ................................................. 2,213 6,141 3,736 8,738 1994 ................................................. 2,089 3,863 3,432 8,938 Minority Interests 1995 ................................................. (2,984) (8,542) (3,258) (11,356) 1994 ................................................. (1,741) (4,794) (2,882) (8,397) Income Before Change in Accounting Principle 1995 ................................................. 25,185 43,531 23,678 47,561 1994 ................................................. 19,839 34,509 18,707 38,440 Cumulative Effect of Change in Accounting Principle 1995 ................................................. — — — — 1994 ................................................. (28,009) — — — Net Income 1995 ................................................. 25,185 43,531 23,678 47,561 1994 ................................................. (8,170) 34,509 18,707 38,440 Primary Earnings Per Share Before Change in Accounting Principle 1995 ................................................. 0.34 0.58 0.32 0.64 1994 ................................................. 0.29 0.51 0.26 0.52 Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share Before Change in Accounting Principle 1995 ................................................. 0.34 0.57 0.32 0.62 1994 ................................................. 0.29 0.47 0.26 0.51 F-19
  • INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS’ REPORT To the Shareholders and Board of Directors Chiat/Day Holdings, Inc. We have audited the consolidated balance sheets of Chiat/Day Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of October 31, 1994 and 1993, and the related consolidated statements of operations, stockholders’ equity (deficit), and cash flows for the years then ended (not included herein). These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of Chiat/Day Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries as of October 31, 1994 and 1993, and the consolidated results of their operations and their cash flows for the years then ended in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. The consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 1, the Company’s debt under its Senior Note and Senior Subordinated Note totaling $18,750,000 is due in 1995, which combined with its working capital and stockholders’ deficits at October 31, 1994, raises substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans as to this matter are discussed in Note 1. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. COOPERS & LYBRAND LLP Sherman Oaks, California April 7, 1995 S-1
  • INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT To the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Ross Roy Communications, Inc. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan We have audited the consolidated balance sheets of Ross Roy Communications, Inc.(formerly known as Ross Roy Group, Inc.) as of December 31, 1994 and 1993, and the related consolidated statements of operations, common stock subject to repurchase obligations and accumulated deficit and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1994 (not presented separately herein). These consolidated financial statements are the responsibility of the Corporation’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits. We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, such consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Corporation as of December 31, 1994 and 1993, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1994 in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. As discussed in Note 7 to the financial statements, effective January 1, 1992, the Corporation changed its method of accounting for income taxes to conform with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 109. DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP Detroit, Michigan March 9, 1995 S-2
  • Schedule II OMNICOM GROUP INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SCHEDULE II—VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS For the Three Years Ended December 31, 1995 Column A Column B Column C Column D Column E Additions Deductions Balance at Charged Removal of Balance Beginning to Costs Uncollectible Translation at End of Description of Period and Expenses Receivables (1) Adjustments Period (Dollars in Thousands) Valuation accounts deducted from assets to which they apply— allowance for doubtful accounts(2): December 31, 1995 ............................. $23,528 $6,024 $6,964 $(764) $23,352 December 31, 1994 ............................. 19,986 9,788 6,852 (606) 23,528 December 31, 1993 ............................. 12,842 7,690 (409) 955 19,986 (1) Net of acquisition date balances in allowance for doubtful accounts of companies acquired of $463, $1,330, and $4,581 in 1995, 1994, and 1993, respectively. (2) During 1995, the Company completed certain acquisitions which were accounted for under the pooling of interests method of accounting. Information in the schedule includes balances for these companies for all periods presented. S-3
  • EXHIBIT 21 SUBSIDIARIES OF THE REGISTRANT Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant Omnicom Group Inc. .............................................................. New York — — Omnicom International Inc. ................................................... Delaware Registrant 100% Omnicom Management Inc. ................................................... Delaware Registrant 100% Omnicom Finance Inc. ........................................................... Delaware BBDO Worldwide Inc. 33% The DDB Needham Worldwide Communications Group, Inc. 33% Omnicom Management Inc. 34% Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Holdings Inc. ...................... California Registrant 100% Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Inc. ...................................... California Goodby, Silverstein & Partners Holdings Inc. 100% C–D Acquisitions Inc. ............................................................ Delaware Registrant 100% Aegis Group plc ...................................................................... United Kingdom Registrant 9% BBDO Worldwide Inc. ........................................................... New York Registrant 100% BBDO Atlanta, Inc. ................................................................ Georgia BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% BBDO Chicago, Inc. ............................................................... Delaware BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% BBDO Detroit, Inc. ................................................................. Delaware BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% BBDO International Inc. ........................................................ Delaware Omnicom International Inc. 100% Baker Lovick, L.L.C. .............................................................. Delaware BBDO Canada Inc. 99% Omnicom Finance Limited 1% RATTO/BBDO S.A. ............................................................... Argentina BBDO Worldwide Inc. 40% Clemenger BBDO Ltd. ........................................................... Australia BBDO Worldwide Inc. 47% Clemenger Sydney Pty. Ltd. ................................................... Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Clemenger Tasmania Pty. Ltd. ............................................... Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Clemenger Brisbane Pty. Ltd. ................................................ Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Intoto Advertising Pty. Ltd. .................................................... Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 21% Clemenger Harvie Pty Ltd. ..................................................... Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Clemenger Adelaide Pty. Ltd. ................................................ Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Clemenger Melbourne Pty. Ltd. ............................................. Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Diversified Marketing Services Pty. Ltd. .............................. Australia Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Port Productions Pty. Ltd. (Melbourne) ................................. Australia Diversified Marketing Services Pty. Ltd. 35% Clemenger Direct Pty. Ltd. (Sydney) ..................................... Australia Diversified Marketing Services Pty. Ltd. 47% Holt Group Pty. Ltd. ............................................................... Australia Diversified Marketing Services Pty. Ltd. 47% Clemenger Direct Pty. Ltd. (Melbourne) ............................... Australia Diversified Marketing Services Pty. Ltd. 47% TEAM/BBDO Werbeagentur Ges. m.b.H. ............................ Austria BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% TEAM/BBDO Werbeagentur Ges. m.b.H & Co. Kg. ........... Austria TEAM/BBDO Werbeagentur Ges.m.b.H 87% The Media Partnership ............................................................ Austria TEAM/BBDO Werbeagentur Ges.m.b.H 25% BBDO Belgium S.A. .............................................................. Belgium BBDO Worldwide Inc. 88% Sponsoring & Event Marketing S.A. ..................................... Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 65% Omnimedia S.A. ..................................................................... Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 44% Morael & Partners S.A. .......................................................... Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 61% VVL/BBDO S.A. .................................................................... Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 70% Moors Bloomsbury ................................................................. Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 70% N'Lil S.A. ................................................................................ Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 45% Optimum Media Team S.A. ................................................... Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 44% DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 46% Topolino S.A. .......................................................................... Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 45% BBDO/Business Communications S.A. ................................. Belgium BBDO Belgium S.A. 70% ALMAP/BBDO Comunicacoes Ltda. .................................... Brazil BBDO Publicidade, Ltda. 60% BBDO Publicidade, Ltda. ....................................................... Brazil BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% McKim Communications Limited ......................................... Canada BBDO Canada Inc. 100% The Gaylord Group Ltd. ......................................................... Canada BBDO Canada Inc. 70% PNMD, Inc. ............................................................................. Canada BBDO Canada Inc. 49% BBDO Canada Inc. ................................................................. Canada BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% BBDO Chile, S.A. .................................................................. Chile BBDO Worldwide Inc. 45% BBDO/CNUAC Advertising Co. Ltd. ................................... China BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 51% S-4
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant Alberto H. Garnier, S.A. ......................................................... Costa Rica BBDO Worldwide Inc. 20% BBDO Zagreb ......................................................................... Croatia BBDO Worldwide Inc. 40% Impact/BBDO International Ltd. ............................................ Cyprus BBDO Worldwide Inc. 44% Mark/BBDO Ltd. .................................................................... Czech Republic BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 45% Media Direction Ltd. .............................................................. Czech Republic BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 30% BBDO Denmark A/S .............................................................. Denmark BBDO Holding A/S 75% BBDO Business Communications A/S .................................. Denmark BBDO Holding A/S 32% BBDO Holding A/S ................................................................ Denmark BBDO Worldwide Inc. 81% Impact/BBDO ......................................................................... Egypt Impact/BBDO International Ltd. 40% Apex Publicidad, S.A. ............................................................ El Salvador Garnier/BBDO 10% Bookkeeper Investment OY ................................................... Finland BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 100% BBDO Helsinki OY ................................................................ Finland Bookkeeper Investment OY 92% La Compagnie S.A. ................................................................. France BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 100% Nomad S.A. ............................................................................. France La Compagnie S.A. 60% Proximite S.A. ......................................................................... France La Compagnie S.A. 64% Directment S.A. ...................................................................... France La Compagnie S.A. 45% West End S.A. ......................................................................... France La Compagnie S.A. 100% Realisation S.A. ...................................................................... France La Compagnie S.A. 37% Optimum Media S.A. .............................................................. France La Compagnie S.A. 50% DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 39% Deslegan S.A. .......................................................................... France La Compagnie S.A. 40% Reflexions S.A. ....................................................................... France La Compagnie S.A. 55% CLM/BBDO S.A. .................................................................... France La Compagnie S.A. 100% Agence Parisienne. ................................................................. France La Compagnie S.A. 100% BBDO Interactive GmbH ....................................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 40% KNSK/BBDO Werbeagentur Gmbh ...................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 40% NOVUM Marketing- und Vertriebsberatung GmbH ............ Germany BBDO GmbH 32% The Media Partnership GmbH ............................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 20% Stein Holding GmbH .............................................................. Germany BBDO GmbH 80% TEAM DIRECT Ges fur Direct Marketing GmbH ............... Germany BBDO GmbH 60% Boebel, Adam Werbeagentur GmbH ..................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 34% Sponsor Partners GmbH ......................................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 39% Media Direction GmbH .......................................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 59% HM1 Ges. f. Direktmarketing and Werbelogistik GmbH ..... Germany BBDO GmbH 52% BBDO Dusseldorf GmbH ....................................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 80% Hildmann & Schneider Werbeagentur GmbH ...................... Germany BBDO GmbH 72% BBDO Dusseldorf GmbH Werbeagentur ............................... Germany BBDO GmbH 80% SELL BY TEL Telefon und Direktmarketing GmbH ........... Germany BBDO GmbH 48% Luders/BBDO Werbeagentur GmbH ..................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 39% Claus Koch Corporate Communications GmbH ................... Germany BBDO GmbH 30% BBDO Media Team GmbH .................................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 80% Hiel/BBDO GmbH ................................................................. Germany BBDO GmbH 32% K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation GmbH ................ Germany BBDO GmbH 39% Economia Holding GmbH (Hamburg) ................................... Germany BBDO GmbH 40% BBDO GmbH .......................................................................... Germany BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 80% BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH ......................................... Germany BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% Design and Grafikstudio quot;An der Alsterquot; GmbH .................. Germany Economia Holding GmbH (Hamburg) 32% Manfred Baumann GmbH Hamburg ...................................... Germany Economia Holding GmbH (Hamburg) 40% Economia Ges. f. Marketing and Werb. GmbH & Co KG .... Germany Economia Holding GmbH (Hamburg) 40% Brodersen, Stampe und Partner Werbeagentur GmbH .......... Germany Economia Holding GmbH (Hamburg) 40% DCS GmbH ............................................................................. Germany HM1 Ges. f. Direktmarketing and Werbelogistik GmbH 52% HM1 Heuser, Mayer & Partner Directmarketing GmbH ...... Germany HM1 Ges. f. Direktmarketing and Werbelogistik GmbH 52% K & K Kohtes & Klewes PR GmbH ...................................... Germany K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation GmbH 39% K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation Dresden GmbH . Germany K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation GmbH 27% K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation Frankfurt GmbH. Germany K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation GmbH 31% S-5
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant Viamedia* Medienagentur fur Radio & TV GmbH .............. Germany K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation GmbH 35% PURE Informations Public Relations GmbH ........................ Germany K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation GmbH 23% K & K Kohtes, Klewes & Partner GmbH .............................. Germany K & K Kohtes & Klewes Kommunikation GmbH 23% Promotion Dynamics GmbH .................................................. Germany Stein Holding GmbH 80% Stein Promotions GmbH ......................................................... Germany Stein Holding GmbH 80% Stein Promotions Hamburg GmbH ........................................ Germany Stein Holding GmbH 80% BBDO Advertising S.A. ......................................................... Greece BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 80% Infomercial Direct S.A. .......................................................... Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 80% Team/Athens S.A. ................................................................... Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 40% Sponsoring Business Ltd. ....................................................... Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 80% SPO S.A. ................................................................................. Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 40% The Media Corp S.A. ............................................................. Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 80% Cinemax S.A. .......................................................................... Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 59% Media Direction S.A. .............................................................. Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 80% BBDO Business Communications S.A. ................................. Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 60% IKON S.A. ............................................................................... Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 39% Point Zero S.A. ....................................................................... Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 25% B/P/R Ltd. ............................................................................... Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 80% Grafis S.A. .............................................................................. Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 50% Lamda Alpha S.A. .................................................................. Greece BBDO Advertising S.A. 21% BBDO/Guatemala S.A. ........................................................... Guatemala Garnier/BBDO 30% Zeus/BBDO ............................................................................. Honduras Garnier/BBDO 23% BBDO Hong Kong Ltd. .......................................................... Hong Kong BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 100% BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. ......................................................... Hong Kong BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% ADCOM BBDO Direct Limited ............................................ Hong Kong BBDO Hong Kong Ltd. 100% Topreklam/BBDO Advtg. Agency Ltd. ................................. Hungary BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 35% RK Swamy/BBDO Advertising Ltd. ...................................... India BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 20% Gitam/BBDO Ltd. ................................................................... Israel BBDO Worldwide Inc. 20% BBDO Italy SpA. .................................................................... Italy BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% Impact/BBDO ......................................................................... Lebanon Impact/BBDO International Ltd. 22% BBDO (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd .................................................... Malaysia BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 70% BBDO Mexico, S.A. de C.V. ................................................. Mexico BBDO Worldwide Inc. 80% Keja/Donia B.V. ..................................................................... Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% FHV/BBDO B.V. .................................................................... Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% Bennis BPR B.V. .................................................................... Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% Signum B.V. ............................................................................ Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% Bartels/Verdonk Impuls B.V. ................................................. Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% BBDO BC B.V. ....................................................................... Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% Heliberg Beheer B.V. ............................................................. Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% BBDO Nederlands B.V. ......................................................... Netherlands BBDO Worldwide Inc. 50% Liberty Films B.V. .................................................................. Netherlands FHV/BBDO B.V. 50% Media Direction Netherlands B.V. ......................................... Netherlands FHV/BBDO B.V. 31% BBDO Beheer B.V. ................................................................ Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 50% IPW Communicatie-adviesbureau ......................................... Netherlands Heliberg Beheer B.V. 50% A27 B.V. ................................................................................. Netherlands Heliberg Beheer B.V. 50% Quadrant Communicatie B.V. ................................................ Netherlands Signum B.V. 50% Bruns van der Wijk B.V. ........................................................ Netherlands BBDO Nederlands B.V. 15% Grant Tandy B.V. .................................................................... Netherlands BBDO Canada Inc. 100% OFI Finance B.V. .................................................................... Netherlands Registrant 66% BBDO Canada Inc. 34% Clemenger/BBDO Ltd. (N.Z.) ................................................ New Zealand Clemenger BBDO Ltd. 47% Colenso Communications Ltd. ............................................... New Zealand Clemenger/BBDO Ltd. (N.Z.) 47% HKM Advertising Ltd. ........................................................... New Zealand Clemenger/BBDO Ltd. (N.Z.) 47% BBDO/Nicaragua S.A. ............................................................ Nicaragua Garnier/BBDO 25% BBDO Oslo AS ....................................................................... Norway BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 48% S-6
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant Garnier/BBDO ........................................................................ Panama BBDO Worldwide Inc. 50% Campagnani/BBDO S.A. ........................................................ Panama Garnier/BBDO 10% BBDO Peru S.A. ..................................................................... Peru BBDO Worldwide Inc. 51% PAC/BBDO Worldwide Inc. .................................................. Philippines BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 30% BBDO Warsaw ....................................................................... Poland BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% Media Direction ...................................................................... Portugal BBDO Portugal Agencia de Publicidade, Lda. 84% BBDO Portugal Agencia de Publicidade, Lda ....................... Portugal BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 84% Headline Public Relations & Promotions, Inc. ...................... Puerto Rico BBDO Puerto Rico Inc. 85% BBDO Puerto Rico Inc. .......................................................... Puerto Rico BBDO Worldwide Inc. 85% Graffiti/BBDO ........................................................................ Romania BBDO Worldwide Inc. 20% BBDO Marketing A/O ............................................................ Russia BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 100% Impact/BBDO ......................................................................... Saudi Arabia Impact/BBDO International Ltd. 44% BBDO Singapore Pte Ltd. ...................................................... Singapore BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 100% Mark/BBDO Ltd. .................................................................... Slovak Republic Mark/BBDO Ltd. 22% Tiempo/BBDO Madrid S.A. ................................................... Spain BBDO Espana S.A. 65% Contrapunto S.A. .................................................................... Spain BBDO Espana S.A. 67% Tiempo/BBDO S.A. ................................................................ Spain BBDO Espana S.A. 77% BBDO Espana S.A. ................................................................. Spain BBDO Worldwide Inc. 90% C.P. Comunicacion ................................................................. Spain Contrapunto S.A. 62% Media Direction Madrid, S.A. ................................................ Spain Tiempo/BBDO Madrid S.A. 65% DEC S.A. ................................................................................. Spain Tiempo/BBDO S.A. 65% Media Direction ...................................................................... Spain Tiempo/BBDO S.A. 76% Ehrenstrahle International A.B. .............................................. Sweden BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 95% HLR & Co/BBDO Reklambyra AB ....................................... Sweden BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 81% Ehrenstrahle & Co. i Stockholm A.B. .................................... Sweden Ehrenstrahle International A.B. 95% HLR/Broadcast Filmproduction A.B. .................................... Sweden HLR/BBDO Reklambyra A.B. 81% Hird & Co. Annonsbyra A.B. ................................................. Sweden HLR/BBDO Reklambyra A.B. 42% BBDO Taiwan Advertising Company Ltd. ........................... Taiwan BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 55% Damask/BBDO Limited ......................................................... Thailand BBDO Asia Pacific Ltd. 80% Alice Marketing Communication Services ............................ Turkey BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 30% BBDO Istanbul ........................................................................ Turkey Alice Marketing Communication Services 30% Impact/BBDO ......................................................................... United Arab Emirates Impact/BBDO International Ltd. 44% Abbott Mead Vickers PLC. .................................................... United Kingdom BBDO Worldwide Inc. 30% BBDO/Venezuela C.A. ........................................................... Venezuela BBDO Worldwide Inc. 50% The DDB Needham Worldwide CommunicationsGroup,Inc. New York Registrant 100% DDB Needham Chicago, Inc. ................................................. Delaware TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 100% The Focus Agency Inc. ........................................................... Delaware TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 100% DDB Needham International Inc. ........................................... Delaware Omnicom International Inc. 100% DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. .............................. New York TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 100% Griffin Bacal Inc. .................................................................... New York TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 100% Tracy-Locke Inc. ..................................................................... Texas Registrant 100% Focus Agency Limited Partnership ........................................ Texas The Focus Agency Inc. 99% C–D Acquisitions Inc. 1% Puskar Gibbon Chapin Inc. .................................................... Texas Tracy-Locke Inc. 100% Elgin Syferd/DDB Needham Inc. ........................................... Washington TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 100% DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) .................. Australia DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 100% DDB Needham Brisbane Pty. Ltd. ......................................... Australia DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 100% Rapp Collins Worldwide Pty Ltd. .......................................... Australia DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 100% DDB Needham Adelaide Pty. Ltd. ......................................... Australia DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 60% DDB Needham Sydney Pty. Ltd. ........................................... Australia DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 100% DDB Needham Melbourne Pty. Ltd. ...................................... Australia DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 100% DDB Needham Finance Pty Ltd. ............................................ Australia DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 100% Carr Clark & Associates Pty Ltd. ........................................... Australia Rapp Collins Worldwide Pty Ltd. 100% Salesforce Victoria Pty Ltd. ................................................... Australia Rapp Collins Worldwide Pty Ltd. 100% DDB Needham Heye & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH ......... Austria DDB Needham Heye & Partner GmbH 53% S-7
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant Heye & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH ................................... Austria Heye & Partner GmbH 45% DDB Needham Heye & Partner GmbH ................................. Austria DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 55% Heye & Partner GmbH 34% The Media Partnership ............................................................ Austria DDB Needham Heye & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH 13% DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. ............................................ Belgium DDB Needham International Inc. 20% TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 26% DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 20% Registrant 26% T.M.P. S.A. ............................................................................. Belgium DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 23% Omnimedia S.A. ..................................................................... Belgium DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 46% Marketing Power Rapp & Collins S.A. .................................. Belgium DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 60% Production 32 S.A. .................................................................. Belgium DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 92% DDB Needham Worldwide Brazil Ltda. ................................ Brazil TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 50% Olympic DDB Needham Bulgaria ......................................... Bulgaria Olympic DDB Needham S.A. 63% Omnicom Canada Inc. ............................................................ Canada Registrant 100% Griffin Bacal Volny ................................................................ Canada Griffin Bacal Inc. 60% ABM Zegers/DDB Needham Worldwide .............................. Chile DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 40% Beijing DDB Needham Advertising Co. Ltd. ........................ China DDB Needham Worldwide Ltd. 51% Guangzhou DDB Advertising Ltd. ......................................... China DDB Needham (China) Investment Ltd. 80% DDB Needham Worldwide Ltda. ........................................... Colombia DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 80% DDB Needham Costa Rica S.A. ............................................. Costa Rica DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 20% DDB Needham WW Prague ................................................... Czech Republic DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 58% The Media Partnership A/S .................................................... Denmark DDB Needham Denmark A/S 6% Rapp & Collins DDBN A/S ................................................... Denmark DDB Needham Denmark A/S 49% Administration ApS ................................................................ Denmark DDB Needham Denmark A/S 8% TBWA Reklamebureau A/S 6% Rapp & Collins DDBN A/S 5% BBDO Denmark A/S 8% BBDO Business Communications A/S 7% DDB Needham Denmark A/S ................................................ Denmark DDB Needham Scandinavia A/S 70% DDB Needham Scandinavia A/S ........................................... Denmark DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 100% Adcom/DDB Needham WW .................................................. El Salvador Panama Holding Co. 20% Brand Sellers DDB Estonia AS .............................................. Estonia DDB Worldwide Helsinki Oy 58% Brand Sellers DDB OY .......................................................... Finland DDB Worldwide Helsinki Oy 67% DDB Worldwide Helsinki Oy ................................................ Finland DDB Needham Scandinavia A/S 27% DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 40% Datum Optimum Media Oy .................................................... Finland DDB Worldwide Helsinki Oy 36% Diritto Rapp & Collins Oy.................................................... Finland DDB Worldwide Helsinki Oy 13% DDB Lille S.A. ....................................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 48% DDB The Way S.A. ................................................................ France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 63% DDB Atlantique ...................................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 40% Nacre S.A. ............................................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 52% TMPF S.A. .............................................................................. France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 13% TMPR S.A. .............................................................................. France TMPF S.A. 10% Optimum DDB ........................................................................ France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 79% Production 32 SNC ................................................................. France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 52% SDMP S.A. 20% DDB & Co. ............................................................................. France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 55% DDB Needham Worldwide Europe S.A. ............................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 79% MODA S.A. ............................................................................ France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 79% SDMP S.A. .............................................................................. France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 57% Directing/Rapp & Collins ....................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 55% DDB Trade SNC ..................................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 79% Marketic Conseil S.A. ............................................................ France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 49% S-8
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant Piment S.A. ............................................................................. France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 62% Providence S.A. ...................................................................... France MODA S.A. 79% SFV S.A. ................................................................................. France SDMP S.A. 20% DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 52% DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. ................. France Registrant 79% DDB Needham Worldwide SNC ........................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 79% Publiteam S.A. ........................................................................ France SDMP S.A. 20% Louis XIV ............................................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 40% SDMS ...................................................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 21% SDMP S.A. 19% Printer ...................................................................................... France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 40% SDMS 20% Boxa Nova ............................................................................... France SDMS 20% DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 40% Groupe 32 SNC ....................................................................... France Production 32 SNC 37% SFV S.A. 14% Printer 18% Rapp & Collins SNC .............................................................. France Directing/Rapp & Collins 27% Piment S.A. 31% DDB CIE ................................................................................. France DDB Needham Worldwide Communication S.A. 78% Hoffmann, Reiser, Schalt Frankfurt ....................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 49% Optimum Sponsoring Dusseldorf ........................................... Germany Jaschke Optimum Media Dusseldorf 26% Jaschke Optimum Media Dusseldorf ..................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 51% Production 32 Dusseldorf ....................................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 90% Jahns, Rapp & Collins Dusseldorf ......................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 50% Heye & Partner GmbH 30% Hering, Selby & Co. Hamburg ............................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 30% Screen GmbH .......................................................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 100% The Media Partnership GmbH ............................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 25% DDB Needham Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH ................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 75% DDB Needham GmbH Dusseldorf ......................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 100% Fritsch Heine Rapp & Collins GmbH .................................... Germany Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf 87% Heye & Partner GmbH ........................................................... Germany DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 45% Data Direct Rapp & Collins GmbH ....................................... Germany Fritsch Heine Rapp & Collins GmbH 87% Heye Management Service GmbH ......................................... Germany Heye & Partner GmbH 23% Print, Munchen GmbH ........................................................... Germany Heye & Partner GmbH 45% Communication Management GmbH Dusseldorf ................. Germany Registrant 100% DDBN GmbH (Frankfurt) ...................................................... Germany DDB Needham Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH 75% Production Service (Ludwigsburg) ........................................ Germany DDB Needham GmbH Dusseldorf 100% Growth Enterprises Ltd. ......................................................... Gibraltar DDB Needham Worldwide Partners 51% Olympic DDB Needham S.A. ................................................ Greece DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 63% Tempo Optimum Media Hellas S.A. ...................................... Greece Olympic DDB Needham S.A. 45% Producta/TBWA 15% Inno Rapp & Collins S.A. ....................................................... Greece Olympic DDB Needham S.A. 32% The Media Partnership S.A.. .................................................. Greece Olympic DDB Needham S.A. 16% DDB Needham S.C.E. ............................................................ Greece Olympic DDB Needham S.A. 63% Publinac/DDB Needham WW ................................................ Guatemala Panama Holding Co. 11% Adcom/DDB Needham WW .................................................. Honduras Panama Holding Co. 20% Brilliant Shine Development Ltd. .......................................... Hong Kong Bentley DDB Needham Public Relations, Ltd. 70% Bentley DDB Needham Public Relations, Ltd. ..................... Hong Kong DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 70% Diversified Agency Services Ltd. .......................................... Hong Kong DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 100% Window Creative Ltd. ............................................................ Hong Kong DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 85% DDB Needham Worldwide Ltd. ............................................. Hong Kong DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 100% BPR Advertising Company Limited ...................................... Hong Kong Bentley DDB Needham Public Relations, Ltd. 39% DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. ........................................... Hong Kong DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 100% S-9
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant DDB Needham (China) Investment Ltd. ............................... Hong Kong DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 100% Bernard Hodes Advertising (Hong Kong) Ltd. ..................... Hong Kong Diversified Agency Services Ltd. 100% DDB Needham Advertising Co. (Budapest) .......................... Hungary DDB Needham Heye & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH 21% DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 40% Lexington Bt .......................................................................... Hungary DDB Needham Advertising Co. (Budapest) 31% Madison 25% Madison Bt. ............................................................................. Hungary DDB Needham Advertising Co. (Budapest) 51% MUDRA Communications Ltd. ............................................. India TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 10% Verba DDB Needham S.R.L. ................................................. Italy DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 85% Auge S.R.L. ............................................................................. Italy Verba DDB Needham S.R.L. 43% BBDO Italy SpA 50% Verba PSA S.R.L. ................................................................... Italy Verba DDB Needham S.R.L. 55% Grafika S.R.L. ......................................................................... Italy Verba DDB Needham S.R.L. 85% Nadler S.R.L. .......................................................................... Italy Verba DDB Needham S.R.L. 85% TMP Italy S.R.L. ..................................................................... Italy Verba DDB Needham S.R.L. 21% Rapp & Collins S.R.L. ............................................................ Italy Verba DDB Needham S.R.L. 68% Dai Ichi Kikaku Rapp & Collins Direct Marketing Co., Ltd. ... Japan Registrant 33% DDB Needham Japan Inc. ...................................................... Japan TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 100% DDB Needham DIK Korea ..................................................... Korea DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 25% Brand Sellers DDB Baltic ...................................................... Latvia DDB Worldwide Helsinki Oy 44% Naga DDB Needham Dik SDN BHD .................................... Malaysia DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 30% DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. de C.V. .............................. Mexico Registrant 100% Capitol Advice B.V. ............................................................... Netherlands DDB B.V. 100% Rapp and Collins B.V. ............................................................ Netherlands DDB B.V. 100% DDB Needham Holding B.V. ................................................. Netherlands DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 100% DDB B.V. ................................................................................ Netherlands Registrant 100% The Media Partnership ............................................................ Netherlands DDB B.V. 19% DDB Needham New Zealand Ltd. ......................................... New Zealand DDB Needham Worldwide Ltd. 60% DDB Needham Worldwide Ltd. ............................................. New Zealand DDB Needham Worldwide Pty. Ltd. (Australia) 100% Media Management Ltd. ......................................................... New Zealand DDB Needham Worldwide Ltd. 100% New Deal DDB Needham A/S ............................................... Norway DDB Needham Holding B.V. 2% DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 49% Big Deal Film A/S .................................................................. Norway New Deal DDB Needham A/S 51% HMP DDB Needham A/S ....................................................... Norway New Deal DDB Needham A/S 26% Pro Deal A/S ........................................................................... Norway New Deal DDB Needham A/S 51% Panama Holding Co. ............................................................... Panama DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 50% DDB Needham WW de Panama ............................................ Panama Panama Holding Co. 15% AMA DDB Needham Worldwide Inc. ................................... Philippines DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 51% DDB Needham Worldwide Warszawa .................................. Poland DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 100% Optimum Media Sp.Z.O.O. .................................................... Poland DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 70% Tempo Media - Agencia de Melos, Publicidade SA. ............ Portugal The Media Partnership 18% The Media Partnership ............................................................ Portugal DDB Needham Worldwide & Guerreiro Publicidade S.A. 18% DDB Needham Worldwide & Guerreiro Publicidade S.A. ... Portugal Registrant 70% DDB Needham Worldwide GAF Pte. Ltd. ............................ Singapore DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 100% DDB Needham Worldwide Bratislava ................................... Slovak Republic DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 74% Tandem/DDB Needham Worldwide, S.A. ............................. Spain TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 7% Registrant 79% Tandem/DDB Campmany Guasch, S.A. ................................ Spain Registrant 2% Tandem/DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 84% Optimum Media S.A. .............................................................. Spain Tandem/DDB Campmany Guasch, S.A. 86% Instrumens/Rapp & Collins S.A. ............................................ Spain Tandem/DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 86% Screen SA (Barcelona) ........................................................... Spain Screen GmbH 100% A Toda Copia S.A. .................................................................. Spain Tandem/DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 86% The Media Partnership S.A. ................................................... Spain Tandem/DDB Needham Worldwide S.A. 19% Paradiset DDB Needham A.B. ............................................... Sweden DDB Needham Worldwide Sweden AB 51% S-10
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant DDB Needham Worldwide Sweden AB. ............................... Sweden DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 100% Seiler Zur DDB AG ................................................................ Switzerland DDB Needham Holding A.G. 30% Quadri & Partner AG Zur ....................................................... Switzerland Heye & Partner GmbH 15% DDB Needham Holding A.G ................................................. Switzerland Registrant 100% DDB Needham Worldwide Inc. ............................................. Taiwan DDB Needham Asia Pacific Ltd. 90% Spaulding & Hawi Advertising Company, Ltd. .................... Thailand TheDDBNeedhamWorldwideCommunicationsGroup,Inc 100% Medina/Turgul DDB ............................................................... Turkey DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 30% Griffin Bacal Ltd. .................................................................... United Kingdom Griffin Bacal Inc. 100% Target/DDB Needham Worldwide ......................................... Venezuela DDB Needham Worldwide Partners, Inc. 40% Baxter, Gurian & Mazzei, Inc. ............................................... California Health & Medical Communications, Inc. 100% Rainoldi, Kerzner & Radcliffe, Inc. ....................................... California Kallir, Philips, Ross Inc. 100% Alcone Marketing Group, Inc. ............................................... California Registrant 100% Copithorne & Bellows Public Relations Inc. ......................... California Registrant 100% Doremus & Company ............................................................. Delaware BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% Doremus Printing Corp. .......................................................... Delaware Doremus & Company 100% Porter Novelli Inc. .................................................................. Delaware Doremus & Company 100% Premier Magazines Inc. .......................................................... Delaware Registrant 100% Lyons/Lavey/Nickel/Swift, Inc. ............................................. Delaware Lavey/Wolff/Swift, Inc. 100% Rapp Collins Worldwide Inc. (DE) ........................................ Delaware Rapp Collins Worldwide Holdings Inc. 100% Rapp Collins Agency Group Inc. ........................................... Delaware Registrant 100% Optima Direct Inc. .................................................................. Delaware Registrant 100% Merkley Newman Harty, Inc. ................................................. Delaware Registrant 100% Thomas A. Schutz & Co., Inc. ............................................... Delaware Registrant 100% Gavin Anderson & Company Worldwide Inc. ...................... Delaware Registrant 100% Bernard Hodes Advertising Inc. ............................................. Delaware Registrant 100% Rapp Collins Worldwide Limited Partnership ...................... Delaware Rapp Collins Worldwide Holdings Inc. 99% Rapp Collins Worldwide GP Inc. 1% Rapp Collins Worldwide GP Inc. ........................................... Delaware Registrant 100% Rapp Collins Worldwide Holdings Inc. ................................. Delaware Registrant 100% Millsport L.L.C. ...................................................................... Delaware Premier Magazines Inc. 25% Medi Cine, Inc. ....................................................................... Delaware Health & Medical Communications, Inc. 100% Frank J. Corbett, Inc. .............................................................. Illinois Health & Medical Communications, Inc. 100% Rapp Collins Worldwide Inc. (IL) ......................................... Illinois Rapp Collins Worldwide Holdings Inc. 100% HRC Illinois Inc. ..................................................................... Illinois Rapp Collins Worldwide Holdings Inc. 100% Brodeur & Partners Inc. .......................................................... Massachusetts Registrant 100% Ross Roy Communications, Inc. ............................................ Michigan Registrant 100% RR Realty, Inc. ........................................................................ Michigan Ross Roy Communications, Inc. 100% RR Bloomfield Limited Partnership ...................................... Michigan RR Realty, Inc. 100% Bloomfield Parkway Associates ............................................. Michigan RR Bloomfield Limited Partnership 50% RC Communications, Inc. ...................................................... New York Registrant 99% Health & Medical Communications, Inc. .............................. New York BBDO Worldwide Inc. 100% Gavin Anderson & Company Inc. .......................................... New York Gavin Anderson & Company Worldwide Inc. 100% Lavey/Wolff/Swift, Inc. .......................................................... New York Health & Medical Communications, Inc. 100% Interbrand Schechter Inc. ....................................................... New York Registrant 100% Health Science Communications Inc. .................................... New York Registrant 100% Kallir, Philips, Ross, Inc. ........................................................ New York Registrant 100% Shain Colavito Pensabene Direct, Inc. ................................... New York Registrant 100% Harrison & Star, Inc. ............................................................... New York Registrant 100% Harrison Star Wiener & Beitler Public Relations, Inc. ......... New York Registrant 100% Rapp & Collins USA Inc. ....................................................... New York Registrant 100% GMR Group Inc. ..................................................................... Pennsylvania Registrant 20% MDI S.A. ................................................................................. Argentina Registrant 25% TP Flower Unit Trust S.A. (Sydney) ..................................... Australia Gavin Anderson & Company Pty Ltd. 100% Gavin Anderson & Company Pty Ltd. ................................... Australia Gavin Anderson & Company Worldwide Inc. 100% Communications International Group S.A. ........................... Belgium Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% S-11
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant Market Access Europe S.A. ................................................... Belgium European Political Consultancy Group Limited 100% KPR S.A. ................................................................................. Belgium Kallir, Philips, Ross, Inc. 26% Promotess CPM S.A. .............................................................. Belgium Promotess Holdings S.A. 100% Promotess Holdings S.A. ........................................................ Belgium Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% GPC International Holdings Inc. ............................................ Canada Registrant 20% Info Works .............................................................................. Canada Omnicom Canada Inc. 80% Ross Roy Group of Canada Ltd. ............................................ Canada Ross Roy Communications, Inc. 100% Ross Roy Communications Canada Limited ......................... Canada Ross Roy Group of Canada Ltd. 67% Rapp Collins Centro America SA. ......................................... Costa Rica Rapp Collins Worldwide Limited Partnership 50% S.C.H. Consultants S.A. ......................................................... France European Political Consultancy Group Limited 45% Gavin Anderson & Company (France) S.A. .......................... France Gavin Anderson & Company Worldwide Inc. 80% The Media Partnership Europe S.A. ...................................... France Omnicom UK Limited 48% Product Plus (France) S.A. ..................................................... France Product Plus International Ltd. 83% AZ Promotion - Moridis ......................................................... France Omnicom UK Limited 40% Hagt, Stock-Schroer & Partner GmbH .................................. Germany BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 30% Gavin Anderson & Company Worldwide GmbH .................. Germany BBDO Worldwide Europe GmbH 92% Targis Agentur fur Kommunikation GmbH .......................... Germany Diversified Agency Services Limited 51% Advantage GmbH ................................................................... Germany Doremus & Company 35% Gavin Anderson & Company (H.K.) Limited ....................... Hong Kong Gavin Anderson & Company Worldwide Inc. 100% Doremus Hong Kong Ltd. ...................................................... Hong Kong Doremus & Company 100% Product Plus (Far East) Ltd. ................................................... Hong Kong Product Plus International Ltd. 83% Contract Personnel Limited .................................................... Ireland CPM International Limited 100% Counter Products Marketing (Ireland) Ltd. ........................... Ireland CPM International Limited 100% Kabushiki Kaisha Interbrand Japan ....................................... Japan Interbrand Group plc 74% Interbrand International Holdings (I.I.H.) BV 26% Interbrand Korea Inc. .............................................................. Korea Interbrand Group plc 100% Rapp Collins Marcoa Mexico S.A. de C.V. ........................... Mexico Rapp Collins Worldwide Limited Partnership 100% Interbrand International Holdings (I.I.H.) BV ....................... Netherlands Interbrand Group plc. 100% Adding Cognis SL. ................................................................. Spain Diversified Agency Services Limited 40% Product Plus Iberica SA. ......................................................... Spain Product Plus International Ltd. 83% Marketing Aplicado SA. ......................................................... Spain Omnicom UK Limited 40% Outdoor Connection Limited. ................................................. United Kingdom BMP DDB Needham Worldwide Limited 33% Countrywide Communications North Limited ...................... United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 83% BMP Countrywide Limited .................................................... United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 79% BMP DDB Needham Worldwide Limited 5% Countrywide Communications (London) Limited ................ United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 83% Countrywide Communications Limited ................................. United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 83% Countrywide Communications (Scotland) Limited ............... United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 63% Countrywide Support Limited ................................................ United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 83% Government Policy Consultants Limited ............................... United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 43% Fulford Hanlon Ltd. ................................................................ United Kingdom Countrywide Communications Group Limited 17% Affinity Consulting Limited. .................................................. United Kingdom Countrywide Support Limited 25% Vandisplay Limited ................................................................ United Kingdom CPM International Limited 100% CPM Field Marketing Limited ............................................... United Kingdom Davidson Pearce Group Limited 100% Product Plus International Ltd. .............................................. United Kingdom Davidson Pearce Group Limited 83% Countrywide Communications Group Limited ..................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 83% First City Public Relations Limited ....................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 80% Omnicom Finance Limited ..................................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% DAS Financial Services Limited ............................................ United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 75% BBDO Canada Inc. 25% Bernard Hodes Advertising Limited ...................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 90% Medi Cine International plc. ................................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited .................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% Gavin Anderson (UK) Limited ............................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 90% Vox Prism Targis Limited ...................................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% S-12
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant European Political Consultancy Group Limited .................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% Doremus & Company Limited ............................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% Prism International Limited .................................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% First City/BBDO Limited ....................................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 64% Omnicom UK Limited ............................................................ United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% EAG Access Limited .............................................................. United Kingdom European Political Consultancy Group Limited 50% Market Access International Limited ..................................... United Kingdom European Political Consultancy Group Limited 100% Coupon Information Limited .................................................. United Kingdom Granby Marketing Services Ltd. 50% WWAV Rapp Collins Telebusiness Consultancy Ltd. .......... United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 100% Interbrand UK Limited ........................................................... United Kingdom Interbrand Group plc. 100% Markforce Associates Limited ............................................... United Kingdom Interbrand Group plc. 100% Interbrand Group plc. ............................................................. United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% Granby Marketing Services Ltd. ............................................ United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% CPM International Limited .................................................... United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% Davidson Pearce Group Limited ............................................ United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% Specialist Publications (UK) Limited .................................... United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% The Anvil Consultancy Limited ............................................. United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% Premier Magazines Limited ................................................... United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 75% Colour Solutions Limited ....................................................... United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% BMP DDB Needham Worldwide Limited ............................. United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% Solutions in Media Limited .................................................... United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% Paling Walters Targis Ltd. ...................................................... United Kingdom Omnicom UK Limited 100% Macmillan Davies Advertising Ltd. ....................................... United Kingdom Prism International Ltd. 100% Macmillan Davies Consultants Ltd. ....................................... United Kingdom Prism International Ltd. 100% Diversified Agency Services Limited .................................... United Kingdom Registrant 100% The Computing Group Limited .............................................. United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 100% Data Warehouse Ltd. .............................................................. United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 50% WWAV Rapp Collins Limited. .............................................. United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 100% WWAV Rapp Collins North Limited .................................... United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 100% HLB Limited ........................................................................... United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 100% Hooton Schofield Limited ...................................................... United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 100% WWAV Rapp Collins Scotland Ltd. ...................................... United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 100% Clark McKay Buckingham Ltd. ............................................. United Kingdom WWAV Rapp Collins Group Limited 75% TBWA International Inc. ........................................................ Delaware TBWA International B.V. 10% Registrant 90% TBWA Chiat/Day Inc. St. Louis ............................................ Missouri TBWA Chiat/Day Inc. 80% TBWA Chiat/Day Inc. ............................................................ New York TBWA International Inc. 100% TBWA Chiat/Day GBD Holdings, Inc. ................................. New York TBW Chiat/Day Inc. 100% GBB Advertising Co. ............................................................. New York TBWA Chiat/Day GBD Holdings, Inc. 51% Whybin TBWA Pty Ltd. ......................................................... Australia Registrant 51% Auspace Media Pty Ltd. ......................................................... Australia Whybin TBWA Pty Ltd 26% TBWA S.A. (Brussels) ........................................................... Belgium TBWA International B.V. 100% Concept+ ................................................................................. Belgium TBWA International B.V. 51% Tissa S.A. ................................................................................ Belgium TBWA International B.V. 100% Eurospace S.A. ........................................................................ Belgium TBWA S.A. (Brussels) 100% TBWA Chiat/Day Canada ...................................................... Canada TBWA Chiat/Day Inc. 100% TBWA Reklamebureau A/S ................................................... Denmark Registrant 51% TBWA S.A.(Paris) .................................................................. France TBWA International B.V. 100% TBWA (Deutschland) Holding GmbH (Frankfurt) ............... Germany TBWA International B.V. 100% Eurospace Media GmbH ........................................................ Germany TBWA (Deutschland) Holding GmbH (Frankfurt) 100% TBWA Werbeagentur GmbH ................................................. Germany TBWA (Deutschland) Holding GmbH (Frankfurt) 100% TBWA Dusseldorf GmbH ...................................................... Germany TBWA Werbeagentur GmbH 100% Graf Bertel Buczek GmbH ..................................................... Germany GBB Advertising Co. 51% Producta/TBWA ..................................................................... Greece Registrant 51% TBWA Italia SpA (Milan) ...................................................... Italy TBWA International B.V. 100% S-13
  • Percentage of Voting Jurisdiction Securities of Owning Owned by Company Incorporation Entity Registrant TBWA International B.V. ...................................................... Netherlands Registrant 100% Multicom Direct Marketing & Advertising ........................... Netherlands TBWA International B.V. 100% TBWA Campaign Company .................................................. Netherlands TBWA International B.V. 100% Dresme Van Dijk Partners ...................................................... Netherlands TBWA International B.V. 100% Campaign Divers .................................................................... Netherlands Dresme Van Dijk Partners 100% TBWA/H Nethwork B.V. ....................................................... Netherlands TBWA International B.V. 50% TBWA Reclame & Marketing ................................................ Netherlands TBWA International B.V. 100% EPG/TBWA Portugal ............................................................. Portugal Registrant 65% Hunt Lascaris TBWA Holdings (Pty) Ltd. ............................ South Africa TBWA International B.V. 20% Registrant 40% GO AM-C Pty Ltd. ................................................................. South Africa Hunt Lascaris TBWA Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 32% Hunt Lascaris TBWA FMC (Pty) Ltd. ................................... South Africa Hunt Lascaris TBWA Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 60% Paroden Inv Holdings (Pty) Ltd. ............................................ South Africa TBWA International B.V. 50% Hunt Lascaris TBWA Cape (Pty) Ltd. ................................... South Africa Hunt Lascaris TBWA Holdings (Pty) Ltd. 51% Schalit Shipley Nethwork ....................................................... South Africa Registrant 20% TBWA/ H Nethwork B.V. 10% Paroden Inv Holdings (Pty) Ltd 20% Rapp Collins S.A. ................................................................... South Africa Registrant 80% TBWA Espana S.A. ................................................................ Spain TBWA International B.V. 80% TBWA Sweden A.B. .............................................................. Sweden Registrant 100% GBBS/TBWA Zurich Werbeagentur A.G. ............................ Switzerland TBWA International B.V. 19% TBWA Ltd. ............................................................................. United Kingdom Floral Street Holdings Ltd. 100% FSC Group Ltd. ....................................................................... United Kingdom TBWA Ltd. 100% Floral Street Holdings Ltd. ..................................................... United Kingdom Diversified Agency Services Limited 100% S-14
  • EXHIBIT 23.1 CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS As independent public accountants, we hereby consent to the incorporation of our report dated February 20 , 1996 (except for Note 14 as to which the date is March 1, 1996) included in this Form 10-K into the previously filed Registration Statement File Nos. 33-51493, 2-98222, 33-29375 and 33-37380 on Form S- 8 of Omnicom Group Inc. and into the previously filed Registration Statement File Nos. 33-29375, 33-37380, 33-52385, 33-54110, 33-62976, 33-63200, 33-62978, 33-61852, 33-50409, 33-50267, 33-50271, 33-50269, 33-50257, 33-45881, 33-54851 and 33-55235 on Form S-3 of Omnicom Group Inc. and into the previously filed Registration Statement File Nos. 33-60347, 33-60167 and 33-31619 on Form S-4 of Omnicom Group Inc. ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP New York, New York March 25, 1996 S-15
  • EXHIBIT 23.2 CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS We consent to the inclusion in this annual report on Form 10-K of Omnicom Group Inc. of our report dated April 7, 1995, which includes an explanatory paragraph on the ability of the company to continue as a going concern, of our audits of the consolidated financial statements of Chiat/Day Holdings, Inc. for the two years ended October 31, 1994. COOPERS & LYBRAND LLP Sherman Oaks, California March 25, 1996 S-16
  • EXHIBIT 23.3 INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ CONSENT We consent to the use in this Annual Report on Form 10-K under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 of Omnicom Group Inc. for the year ended December 31, 1995 of our report dated March 9, 1995 regarding our audit of the financial statements of Ross Roy Communications, Inc. as of December 31, 1994 and 1993 and for the three years in the period ended December 31, 1994 (not presented separately herein). DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP Detroit, Michigan March 25, 1996 S-17
  • Omnicom BOARD OF DIRECTORS BRUCE CRAWFORD WILLIAM G. TRAGOS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chairman and TBWA International Chief Executive Officer Omnicom Group JOHN D. WREN President of Omnicom Group and BERNARD BROCHAND Chairman and Chief Executive Officer President, International Division Diversified Agency Services DDB Needham Worldwide EGON P.S. ZEHNDER ROBERT J. CALLANDER Chairman Executive-in-Residence, Egon Zehnder International Columbia School of Business, Columbia University; COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD Retired Vice Chairman Chemical Banking Corporation AUDIT JAMES A. CANNON Robin B. Smith, Chairman Vice Chairman and Robert J. Callander Chief Financial Officer Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. BBDO Worldwide COMPENSATION LEONARD S. COLEMAN, JR. Quentin I. Smith, Jr., Chairman Robert J. Callander President, National League Egon P.S. Zehnder Major League Baseball NOMINATING PETER I. JONES Gary L. Roubos, Chairman President John R. Purcell Diversified Agency Services Egon P.S. Zehnder FRED J. MEYER OMNICOM OFFICERS Chief Financial Officer Omnicom Group BRUCE CRAWFORD JOHN R. PURCELL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chairman and Chief Executive Officer JOHN D. WREN Grenadier Associates Ltd. President KEITH L. REINHARD FRED J. MEYER Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer DDB Needham Worldwide BARRY J. WAGNER ALLEN ROSENSHINE Secretary and General Counsel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer DENNIS E. HEWITT BBDO Worldwide Treasurer GARY L. ROUBOS DALE A. ADAMS Chairman Controller Dover Corporation KEVIN R. CONZELMANN QUENTIN I. SMITH, JR. Tax Counsel Corporate Director; FRANK J. HOLZMANN Retired Chairman and Tax Director Chief Executive Officer Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby MAEVE C. ROBINSON Assistant Treasurer ROBIN B. SMITH DENIS STREIFF President and Chief Executive Officer Publishers Clearing House Assistant Treasurer
  • Omnicom CORPORATE INFORMATION ANNUAL MEETING WORLD HEADQUARTERS The Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be Omnicom Group Inc. held on Monday, May 20, 1996, at 437 Madison Avenue 10:00 a.m. at New York, New York 10022 BBDO Worldwide Inc. 7th Floor Meeting Room 1285 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10019 TRANSFER AGENT & REGISTRAR Chemical Mellon Shareholder Services 450 West 33rd Street New York, New York 10001 STOCK LISTING Omnicom Group Inc.’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The ticker symbol is OMC. STOCK TRANSFER MATTERS/CHANGE ADDRESS OF To assist you in handling matters relating to stock transfer or change of address, please write to our transfer agent: Chemical Mellon Shareholder Services Shareholder Relations Dept. 450 West 33rd Street New York, New York 10001 Or call: Chemical Mellon Shareholder Services (800) 851-9677 INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS Arthur Andersen LLP 1345 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10105 Printed on Recycled Paper