Response to press speculation: Kantar

1 Jul 2019

WPP notes the recent press speculation and confirms that, as part of the previously announced process for the sale of a majority of Kantar, WPP has entered into exclusive discussions with Bain Capital for the sale of a majority shareholding in Kantar, with a headline enterprise value (for 100%) of c.$4bn.

Bain Capital's proposal is subject to negotiation. There is no certainty that these discussions will result in a transaction involving Kantar.

Any further announcement will be made as appropriate.


This announcement contains inside information.
The person responsible for arranging the release of this announcement on behalf of WPP is Marie Capes, Company Secretary.


Chris Wade, WPP
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Richard Oldworth, Buchanan Communications
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