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JWT attracts Y&R Star

9 June, 2003

President and Chief Executive of J. Walter Thompson EMEA, announced today that Herbert (Jacky) Putz, long-time General Manager of Young & Rubicam Frankfurt, is joining JWT EMEA as Area Director for Central and Eastern Europe. The move is a cross-group promotion for Mr Putz as both JWT and Y&R are members of the WPP Group. Mr Putz is very familiar with the C&E Europe region, where he served as Area Director for Y&R before moving to his current role in Frankfurt.

Mr Maedel said: “This is a prime example of how cross fertilisation within a large agency group can work to the benefit of client service and staff. Obviously Jacky’s talents and experience could not be more relevant to this key role and we are very pleased that he has agreed to join us.”

Mr Putz added: “Clearly I know the territory well and I am greatly looking forward to developing the business for JWT, a network for which I have always had the highest respect.”

Up to now Mr Putz has spent his entire career at Y&R, starting as an assistant account manager at Y&R Vienna in 1981. He progressed speedily and his roster of Y&R responsibilities through the years includes overseeing the United International Pictures and RJR Cigarettes accounts in addition to Kraft, Client Service Director for CE Europe and new business. He took up his present position in 1999.

William Eccleshare, Chairman of Y&R EMEA, said: “Jacky has been both a brilliant and a faithful member of the Y&R family for many years and, while we are sorry to lose him, we are delighted that he is being rewarded with this important appointment within the WPP group.”

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