Publication of Circular and Notice of General Meeting

7 Oct 2019

On 12 July 2019, WPP announced that it had entered into an agreement to sell 60% of Kantar, its global data, research, consulting and analytics business, to Bain Capital (the “Transaction”). The Transaction creates a strong partnership for the development and growth of Kantar.

The Transaction is conditional on, amongst other things, the approval of WPP shareholders. WPP has today published a circular in connection with the Transaction (the “Circular”) containing a notice convening a General Meeting of the Company which is to be held at the offices of Allen & Overy LLP at One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD at 11 a.m. on 24 October 2019 at which an ordinary resolution will be proposed for WPP shareholders to approve the Transaction (the "Notice of General Meeting").

The Circular and the Notice of General Meeting have been submitted to the Financial Conduct Authority's National Storage Mechanism (the "NSM") and will be available for inspection on the NSM's website at These documents will also be available on the WPP website at

Further information:

Investors and analysts
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Chris Wade, +44 20 7282 4600
Kevin McCormack (US), +1 212 632 2239
Juliana Yeh (APAC), +852 2280 3790

Richard Oldworth, +44 20 7466 5000
Buchanan Communications, +44 7710 130634

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