Dentsu Announces Extraordinary Income from the Sale of Publicis Groupe Shares and Amendment to Forec

Dentsu Announces Extraordinary Income from the Sale of Publicis Groupe Shares and Amendment to Forecast of Financial Results

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO:4324)(ISIN:JP3551520004)(President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 58,967.1 million yen) announced today that it has sold to Publicis Groupe S.A. (Chairman and CEO: Maurice Lévy; Headquarters: Paris, France; hereinafter "Publicis") 3,875,139 Publicis shares (approximately 1.85% of the number of shares issued) held by Dentsu.

In February 2012 Dentsu announced the termination of its strategic alliance with Publicis and at that time sold to Publicis the majority of its stake in Publicis. This was followed by the sale in March of all the obligations remboursables en actions (ORA; obligations redeemable in stock) held by Dentsu. Today's transaction marks the sale of all the remaining shares of Publicis held by Dentsu.


Dentsu and Publicis will continue to proactively consider all opportunities for future collaboration on their individual merits. Moreover, there will be no changes to the management structure or the management policies of the two companies established jointly by Dentsu and Publicis: Beacon Communications (Head Office: Tokyo; established in January 2001) and Dentsu Razorfish (Head Office: Tokyo; established in April 2001).

Sale of the shares

  • Number of common shares of Publicis sold: 3,875,139 shares
    (1.85% of the number of Publicis shares issued as of the end of December 2012: 210,008,734 shares)
  • Buyer: Publicis
  • Sale price: 46.82 Euros per share (a total of 181.4 million Euros)

Amendment to Forecast of Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2013

The forecast of consolidated financial results and forecast of non-consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 that were announced on November 8, 2012 have been adjusted as shown below to reflect the posting of approximately 13 billion yen as extraordinary income from the above transaction on both the consolidated and non-consolidated basis.

 

• Amendment to Forecast of Consolidated Annual Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2013 (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013)

 

 

Net sales
(Millions of yen)

 

Operating
income
(Millions of yen)

 

Ordinary
income
(Millions of yen)

 

Net income
(Millions of yen)

 

Net income
per share
(Yen)

Previously announced forecast (A)

1,961,000 60,000 57,100 28,100 112.78
Amended

forecast (B)

1,961,000 60,000 57,100 38,000 152.52

Amount of increase /
decrease (B-A)

0 0 0 9,900 -

Rate of increase /
decrease (%)

0.0 0.0 0.0 35.2 -

(Reference)
Actual results for prior year
(fiscal year ended March 31, 2012)

  1,893,055   51,977   62,843   29,573   118.69
 

• Amendment to Forecast of Non-Consolidated Annual Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2013 (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013)

   

Net sales
(Millions of yen)

 

Operating
income
(Millions of yen)

 

Ordinary
income
(Millions of yen)

 

Net income
(Millions of yen)

 

Net income
per share
(Yen)

Previously announced forecast (A)

1,440,000 39,000 39,900 20,000 80.27
Amended

forecast (B)

1,440,000 39,000 39,900 29,900 120.01

Amount of increase /
decrease (B-A)

0 0 0 9,900 -

Rate of increase /
decrease (%)

0.0 0.0 0.0 49.5 -

(Reference)
Actual results for prior year
(fiscal year ended March 31, 2012)

  1,404,663   31,693   40,654   42,212   169.42
 

About Dentsu Inc.

Founded in 1901, Dentsu Inc. has held the position of the world's largest single-brand agency for 40 years. Through its unique "Integrated Communication Design" approach, Dentsu offers multinational clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services in the industry. While continuing to pursue innovation in the digital arena, Dentsu is active in the production and marketing of sports, movies, anime and other entertainment content on a global scale. The Dentsu Group has more than 6,000 clients and around 22,000 employees worldwide.
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Dentsu Inc.
Shusaku Kannan, (813) 6216-8042
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications Division
s.kannan@dentsu.co.jp

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