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St. Louis Advertising Agency Rodgers Townsend Acquired by Omnicom Group Inc.

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New York-based Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) has acquired Rodgers Townsend, a St. Louis-based advertising agency.

Founded in 1996, Rodgers Townsend is a full-service creative communications agency providing advertising, direct marketing, media planning, interactive marketing, and design services. In 2005, Rodgers Townsend partnered with fellow Omnicom agency, GSD&M, to launch the largest twelve month advertising campaign in history for the new AT&T. In addition, the agency has been recognized internationally by One Show, National ADDY's, and most recently a Bronze Lion for the second consecutive year at the International Advertising Festival at Cannes.

"Our agency is privileged to be joining Omnicom as we continue to provide our clients with exceptional communications support and advertising," said Tim Rodgers, chief executive officer of Rodgers Townsend. "Omnicom's diverse portfolio of companies is internationally recognized as being the world's best in their respective fields of expertise. This acquisition is a tremendous opportunity for both our employees and our clients," continued Tom Townsend, chief creative officer of Rodgers Townsend.

Rodgers Townsend provides advertising, direct marketing, strategic and media planning, interactive marketing, and design services to a wide range of clients both locally and nationally. Rodgers Townsend currently serves clients such as AT&T, Energizer, The Hartford, Maritz, Monsanto, Ameren, Pleats, the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, St. Louis Children's Hospital and the St. Louis Rams. For more information, visit www.rodgerstownsend.com .

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit http://www.omnicomgroup.com.

CONTACT: Pat Sloan of Omnicom Group Inc., +1-212-415-2110; or Angie
Dulle of Cushman - Amberg Communications, +1-314-725-6400, for Omnicom
Group Inc.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Omnicom Group Inc.'s business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.