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Provides communications services on a national, multinational and global basis

WPP Plc is a holding company.

The company through its subsidiaries provides communications services on a national, multinational and global basis.

The company organizes its businesses in the following four areas: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Consumer Insight; Public Relations and Public Affairs; and Branding and Identity, Healthcare and Specialist Communications, including direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing.

The Advertising and Media Investment Management segment operates through advertising agencies, which includes Ogilvy & Mather, JWT, Y&R, Grey, the United Network and bates; Media Investment Management such as MEC, Mindshare, Maxus and tenthavenue.

The Consumer Insight segment helps to optimize its worldwide research offering to clients, which includes global research and strategic marketing consultancy businesses through Kantar Group.

The Public Relations and Public Affairs segment includes national and international corporate, financial and marketing communications, crisis management, reputation management, public affairs and government lobbying.

The Branding and Identity segment provides services, which includes consumer, corporate and employee branding and design services, covering identity, packaging, literature, events, training and architecture through B to D Group, Fitch and BDG architecture + design.

The group's history dates back to its founding in 1985 and it is headquartered in London, UK.
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Martin Stuart Sorrell, MBA671985Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Philip Lader682012Non-Executive Chairman
Paul W. G. Richardson561992Executive Director & Group Finance Director
Mark J. Read, MBA462012Executive Director & Strategy Director
Colin Richard Day, MBA582012Independent Non-Executive Director
Esther Dyson632012Independent Non-Executive Director
Orit Gadiesh, MBA622012Independent Non-Executive Director
Rui Gang Li442012Non-Executive Director
Stanley W. Morten MBA, CPA702012Non-Executive Director
Koichiro Naganuma, MBA692004Non-Executive Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. 48,810,7443.71%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. 45,934,4113.49%
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Ltd. 26,398,6912.01%
Norges Bank Investment Management 20,867,9201.59%
Martin Stuart Sorrell, MBA 19,010,3991.44%
Invesco Advisers, Inc. 18,891,9101.44%
T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. 17,938,1871.36%
Wellington Management Co. LLP 17,606,8381.34%
Harris Associates LP 17,129,4631.30%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 15,738,3571.20%
Holdings
NameShares%Valuation
Asatsu-DK Inc (9747) 10,331,00024.5%259,087,327 USD
STW Communications Group Ltd. (SGN) 85,522,31020.9%89,803,557 USD
Chime Communications plc (CHW) 17,330,00017.5%82,036,061 USD
G II R Inc (035000) 4,961,01529.9%37,657,180 USD
Syzygy AG (SYZ) 3,848,51430.0%29,461,529 USD
HIGH CO (HCO) 3,825,81634.1%22,618,262 USD
PRAP Japan, Inc. 935,00020.0%8,591,827 USD
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Company contact information
WPP Plc
27 Farm Street
London, London & South East W1J 5RJ

Phone : +44.20.7408.2204
Fax : +44.20.7493.6819
Web : www.wpp.com
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