Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as successor depositary bank for the sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Publicis Groupe S.A. (Publicis).
Publicis (Euronext Paris FR0000130577, part of the CAC 40 index) is the third largest communications group in the world, offering the full range of services and skills: digital and traditional advertising, public affairs and events, media buying and specialized communication. Its major networks are Leo Burnett, MSLGROUP, PHCG (Publicis Healthcare Communications Group), Publicis Worldwide, Rosetta and Saatchi & Saatchi. VivaKi, the company's media and digital accelerator, includes Digitas, Razorfish, Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia. Present in 104 countries, the company employs 54,000 professionals.*
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank said, “We are delighted to be selected as successor depositary bank for this notable program. We look forward to working with Publicis to further develop and enhance its ADR program.”
*Source: Publicis Groupe S.A. (June 2012)