Omnicom Media Group, a subsidiary of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC), today announced the sale of ICON International, a specialty media company, to ICON's management team. The sale of ICON is part of Omnicom's continuing realignment of its portfolio of businesses and is consistent with its strategic plan and investment priorities.
Commenting on the disposition, John Wren, Omnicom's Chairman & CEO said, "I want to thank the management team and employees of ICON for their years of commitment to Omnicom and wish them continued success."
The disposition is not expected to have a material impact on Omnicom's ongoing operating income for the full year 2021. Going forward, the company's anticipated level of disposition activity is expected to be limited, and it expects to be principally focused on acquisition opportunities in precision marketing, martech and digital transformation, as well as commerce, media and healthcare.
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Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside Omnicom's control. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. You should carefully consider this and the other risks and uncertainties that may affect Omnicom's business, including those described in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" and Item 7, "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in Omnicom's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under applicable law, Omnicom does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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Omnicom Media Group (OMG) is the media services division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), a leading global marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to more than 5,000 clients in more than 70 countries. Omnicom Media Group includes full-service media agencies Hearts & Science, OMD and PHD; performance marketing agency Resolution; Optimum Sports Media and Marketing; and the Annalect data and analytics division that developed and manages the Omni marketing operating system underpinning all Omnicom agencies.
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