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JOHN WREN PROMOTED TO CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF OMNICOM GROUP

 NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce Crawford, president and chief executive officer of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), has announced the promotion of John Wren to chairman and chief executive officer of Diversified Agency Services (DAS). Mr. Wren had been president of DAS.
 In addition, Omnicom U.K. will now become part of the DAS group. Peter Jones, current managing director of Omnicom U.K., will become president of DAS joining Tom Watson, vice chairman, and Richard McNally, chief financial officer, who joined the company in March of this year.
 For the past three years Mr. Crawford, in addition to his role as president and CEO of Omnicom, has been chairman and CEO of DAS as well. In his announcement, Mr. Crawford said, "we intend to continue to develop the marketing services businesses and the specialty advertising agencies within DAS. The new DAS management team will execute our long- term strategy for this part of our business."
 Diversified Agency Services has billings of $2.3 billion and is Omnicom Group's marketing services and specialty advertising division. Omnicom also includes the global networks, BBDO Worldwide, DDB Needham Worldwide, and the independent agencies Goodby Berlin & Silverstein and Altschiller Reitzfeld.
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