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HAVAS NAMES MATT WEISS AS GLOBAL CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER OF HAVAS

December 11, 2012


HAVAS NAMES MATT WEISS AS GLOBAL CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER OF HAVAS

WORLDWIDE

Puteaux - December 11, 2012 - Following their recent successful rebranding, Havas Worldwide

announced today that Matt Weiss will join the network as Global Chief Marketing Officer. In his

new role, Weiss will work closely with key leaders across the Havas Worldwide network to drive

growth for the agency and its clients. Based in the New York office, Weiss will officially begin his

new role in January 2013.

“Matt joins our team at an exciting time for Havas Worldwide: We’re coming off one of our

strongest ever years for new business. The rebranding has underscored our unique integrated

structure and digital-at-the-core model while acting as a real growth accelerator,”

said Havas

CEO David Jones

.

“Matt’s experience working with some of the world’s largest and most innovative brands will be a

huge asset in driving our clients’ businesses forward and with it our own growth. He has an

impressive track record in winning new business, gets both brand and digital, and shares our

enthusiasm for the enormous opportunity that the digital revolution presents to our clients and our

own business.”

Weiss joins the network just three months after Havas renamed its 316 offices to Havas

Worldwide. This operation was a major success and drove momentum in the business around the

world. In the last two months the company has won Louis Vuitton globally, Berluti globally, Diet

Coke in Europe, the European Central Bank, and La Poste together with the global Unilever data

business.

Weiss replaces Naomi Troni, who was recently appointed CEO, Havas Worldwide Southeast

Asia. Troni has worked within the network since 2004 in various roles in the UK and the US and is

a member of the Havas Worldwide Executive Committee.

In taking this position Weiss commented, “

I was drawn to the scope and scale of Havas

Worldwide and their unique position as being one of the most agile, collaborative, and digitally

innovative of all the global networks. Equally intriguing is their unique view of the changing

marketing landscape - a deep understanding of how social media and corporate responsibility are

intrinsically linked to drive business results for clients.”

Weiss is not a newcomer to global marketing, having spent eight years at McCann Worldgroup,

first as new business director for McCann NY and then as Chief Growth Officer for the network. In

that time he was credited with bringing significant wins to the agency such as Intel, Nikon,

Verizon Wireless, Holiday Inn, and Weight Watchers, to name a few. Prior to that he was part of

the pitch winning team that brought MasterCard's “Priceless” campaign to market. For four years

he ran that business—first domestically and then globally—forming the founding US team

credited with work that won almost every creative award in the business.

In 2010 he left to join kbs+ as Chief of Staff, where he was part of the executive leadership team

running the agency and overseeing business development. Weiss was also active managing

multiple accounts, which he either won or expanded within the agency, including Goldman Sachs,

Intel, and HomeGoods.

I am incredibly energized by the entrepreneurial talent and unique offerings across Havas

Worldwide. David and his team are committed to superb creative and progressive initiatives such

as One Young World and it's clear they understand what truly matters to clients today

.”

About Havas

Havas (Euronext Paris: HAV.PA) is one of the world's largest global advertising and

communications services groups. Headquartered in Paris, Havas operates through its two

Business Units, Havas Creative and Havas Media.

Havas Creative incorporates the Havas Worldwide (www.havasworldwide.com) network -

formerly Euro RSCG Worldwide - (316 offices in 75 countries), the Arnold (www.arn.com)

micronetwork (16 agencies in 15 countries on 5 continents) as well as other agencies with strong

local identities.

Havas Media (www.havasmedia.com) operates in over 100 countries and incorporates the MPG,

Arena Media, Havas Sports & Entertainment and Havas Digital networks.

A multicultural and decentralized Group, Havas is present in more than 100 countries through its

networks of agencies and contractual affiliations. The Group offers a broad range of

communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and

buying, corporate communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing,

multimedia interactive communications and public relations. Havas employs approximately

15,000 people. Further information about Havas is available on the company’s website:

www.havas.com

About Havas Worldwide

Havas Worldwide, formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, is a leading integrated marketing

communications agency and was the first agency to be named Global Agency of the Year by both

Advertising Age

and Campaign in the same year. The Havas Worldwide Network is made up of

11,000 employees in 120 cities and 75 countries, with 316 offices and provides advertising,

marketing, corporate communications, and digital and social media solutions to clients, including

Air France, BNP Paribas, Charles Schwab, Citigroup, Danone Group, IBM, Kraft Foods, Lacoste,

Merck, Pernod Ricard, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Reckitt Benckiser, Sanofi, and Volvo.

Headquartered in New York, Havas Worldwide is the largest unit of the Havas group, a world

leader in communications (Euronext Paris SA: HAV.PA)

Contact:

Lorella Gessa

Communications Director

Havas Group

+33 (01) 58 47 90 36

lorella.gessa@havas.com

Yvonne Bond

Global Communications Director

Havas Worldwide

(212) 886-2035

Yvonne.bond@havasww.com