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Jos Vis Named President of Draftfcb Netherlands

Press Release - Amsterdam, 19 September 2013

Kate Howe, President of Draftfcb Europe and UK, has announced today the appointment of Jos Vis as President of Draftfcb Netherlands.

"Jos has a proven track record in strong agency leadership," said Howe. "I am confident his talent and energy are what the agency needs to continue our positive momentum and his digital know-how will be of particular benefit to our clients."

During his career, Vis has worked on accounts for iconic brands such as Citroën, UNICEF, Siemens, Pfizer, Ziggo, Rabobank and KLM. He joins Draftfcb after nine years at RAPP Amsterdam, where he was most recently Managing Director and a member of their European board. Prior to this he also spent time at Edividual, Draft Worldwide and five years client side at Wyeth Consumer Healthcare and Merck Pharma.

"It is an honour for me to lead Draftfcb in the Netherlands," said Vis. "Our industry lies in engaging people with brands. Therefore an integrated view, independent of means and media, is required and Draftfcb is one of the agencies that is fully capable of providing just this to their clients. They have a very strong and unique combination of creativity and data in-house. I believe in the agency's proposition wholeheartedly and look forward to growing their strength in the Netherlands."

Vis will be supported in his new role by Benjamin Messelink, chairman, Peter Kusters, creative director, and CFO Paul Ten Veen. All will report to Vis who will join Draftfcb on 1st November.

About Draftfcb
With an equal focus on creativity and accountability, Draftfcb is committed to producing brilliant ideas that change consumer behavior. As a global, fully integrated marketing communications agency operating against a single P&L, Draftfcb provides clients with highly collaborative, channel-neutral thinking that delivers engagement and, most importantly, action. With nearly 140 years of combined expertise, Draftfcb has roots in both consumer advertising and behavioral, data-driven direct marketing. The Draftfcb network spans 151 offices in 90 countries and employs nearly 8,600 people. The agency is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE:IPG). For more information, visit www.draftfcb.com.