Ann Nurock appointed President and CEO Grey Canada

19 February, 2008


Grey today announced that Ann Nurock has been appointed President and CEO of its Grey Canada operations. She has served as CEO of Grey Africa since 2004. The agency will name a successor in the near future.

Carolyn Carter, CEO and president of Grey Group Europe, Africa and Middle East said, “Ann has led Grey South Africa through a dynamic resurgence, compiling a superlative record of growth and creative success. Together with her talented management team, she has created a jewel in the Grey EMEA crown. Her appointment is well deserved and she remains a tremendous asset to our network.”

Dr Bongani Aug Khumalo, chairman of Grey Group Africa added, “This is a great acknowledgement of South African talent and the excellent leadership that Ann has displayed. The accomplished team of Dallas Glover, Thandi Davids, joint managing directors, and Mike Barnwell, executive creative director, will continue to deliver world-class marketing communications for our clients and their brands.”

During the past four years, Grey South Africa has:

• doubled in size
• ranked as the most creatively awarded agency in the Grey network and
the sixth most creative agency in South Africa (Finweek)
• consistently rated as a finalist for Agency of the Year (Finweek AdReview
and Financial Mail AdFocus)

The agency’s stellar new business performance has included such high profile wins as brandhouse - Heineken and Amstel, Emirates Africa, Heineken Central Africa (all brands), Spitz, Abalengani Holdings and Khulisa (pro-bono).

Ann Nurock said, “The foundation is in place for Grey South Africa to move to the next level of its growth and development. It is an exciting time at Grey and the right time for me to take on new challenges.”

Jim Heekin, chairman and CEO of Grey Group, said, “Ann will bring the same energy and innovation to her new post at Grey. She is a champion of powerful ideas that accelerate brands and has forged highly successful client partnerships. I know she, and her accomplished team, will deliver the finest resources to our clients across Canada.”

Grey Group’s European network, Grey EMEA, covers 80 cities in 59 markets with over 5,300 employees and is the group’s largest operating region. It is the only network to win the EACA Agency Network of the Year Euro Effie in three successive years (2005, 2006 and 2007). Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies. Its parent company is WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY). Grey Group’s total offer includes Grey, advertising; G2, activation marketing; Grey Healthcare Group, healthcare communications; MediaCom, media planning and buying and GCI Group, public relations.

Contact:
Sarah Hazell
Grey EMEA, Corporate Communications
Tel: + 44 (0)203 037 3506
Mobile: + 44 (0)7900 227 200

Ann Nurock
Tel: + 27 11 293 6200
Mobile: + 27 83 251 7541

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