Publicis Groupe nominates Antonella Mei-Pochtler, Suzi LeVine and Enrico Letta for upcoming election to its Supervisory Board

– FRANCE, Paris –  Publicis Groupe (EPA:PUB) today announced that its Supervisory Board  met on March 6, 2019 examined the resolutions to be put before the Annual General Meeting of shareholders to be held on May 29, 2019, with a particular emphasis on the composition of the Supervisory Board, especially since the terms of office of Véronique Morali and Marie-Claude Mayer are about to expire.

The Board expressed its warmest thanks and gratitude to Ms Morali and Ms Mayer for their contribution to the Board and its committees throughout their terms of office.

The Supervisory Board has decided to take this opportunity to reinforce its international dimension and the percentage of independent Directors, at the recommendation of the Nominations Committee, and decided to put the appointment of the following candidates before the shareholders’ AGM:

  • Ms Antonella Mei-Pochtler, whose experience notably at the helm of BCG in Germany and whose role in developing digital practices will be major assets for the Supervisory Board;
  • Ms Suzan (Suzi) LeVine, a qualified engineer who has held positions in strategy and education at Microsoft but also in marketing and communications at Expedia, or more recently as US Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. She is currently Commissioner for the Washington State Employment Security Department. Her experience in technology and digital, combined with her interest in Artificial Intelligence will be of particular interest to the Board;
  • Mr Enrico Letta, after a career in politics during which he was successively a Member of Parliament, Minister and then President of the Italian Council, is currently Dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris. His expert knowledge of international affairs will be especially useful to the Board.

After the AGM and subject to approval of these three nominations by the shareholders, the Supervisory Board will be comprised of 12 members, 50% of whom will be women and 66% of whom will be independent Directors.

About Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. Publicis Groupe is organized across four Solutions hubs: Publicis Communications (Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, BBH, Marcel, Fallon, MSL, Prodigious), Publicis Media (Starcom, Zenith, Spark Foundry, Blue 449, Performics, Digitas), Publicis Sapientand Publicis Health. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs nearly 80,000 professionals.

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