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For Immediate Release

Date May 16, 2013 Location San Francisco, CA

DDB California Appoints John Minty to COO

Agency Expands Executive Team with New Leadership Role DDB Worldwide, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE), announced today that it has appointed John Minty, Chief Operating Officer of DDB California. In this new leadership position, Minty will be responsible for managing all operational aspects of DDBs U.S. offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, including agency and client financials, where he will work alongside DDB California CEO Mike Harris to lead the reinvention of the agency offering to spur renewed growth. His position is effective immediately. "John understands what it takes to build vibrant, creative companies. This is what he's done his entire career and he is exactly what we need as we build a new DDB in California," said Harris. Most recently, Minty spent nearly six years at Venables Bell & Partners where he served as CFO and eventually COO as well as oversaw Lumberyard, VB& Ps integrated content production facilitys production. Minty was a member of VB&P's Executive Management Team, a team charged with assisting in the development and execution of overall agency strategy. Prior to VB&P, Minty served as McCanns CFO of the Global Microsoft Account and Director of Finance and Operations at TBWA/Chiat Day. A native Australian, Minty also

spent time at Whybin Lawrence/TBWA, Mojo Partners and Clemenger BBDO in Sydney. I am pleased to be joining such a lauded agency, one with unsurpassed innovation, said Minty. DDB is an agency that sets the standard for all advertising and marketing companies, and I am confident that the best is ahead of us. Minty holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting and is a CPA. He is a member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), and the Bay Area CFO Forum.

About DDB DDB Worldwide ( is one of the worlds largest and most awarded advertising and marketing networks. In 2012, DDB was named Advertising Network of the Year by Campaign, as well as Agency of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year by Strategy magazine. At the prestigious 2012 Cannes International Festival of Creativity, DDB won 82 Lions, the most ever for the network. In addition, The Gunn Report has listed DDB as one of the Top 3 Global Networks for the last 12 years. The agencys clients include Volkswagen, Reebok, McDonalds, Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, and Exxon Mobil, among others. Founded in 1949, DDB is part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE) and consists of more than 200 offices in over 90 countries with its flagship office in New York, NY. About Omnicom Group Inc. Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE-OMC) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicoms branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. For further information on Omnicom and its brands, please visit

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