WPP Close Period Buyback Announcement

29 Jun 2007

Repurchase programme

WPP Group PLC (“WPP” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into an irrevocable and non-discretionary arrangement with its broker to repurchase on its behalf and within certain pre-set parameters, ordinary shares in the Company for cancellation during the period commencing on 2nd July 2007 and ending on 16th August 2007. This arrangement is in accordance with Chapter 12 of the Listing Rules and the Company’s general authority to repurchase shares.