RESEARCH UPDATE. Global Ad Agency Publicis Groupe BBB+ Rating Still On CreditWatch Negative After Announcement Of Razorfish Acquisition.

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1 RESEARCH UPDATE Global Ad Agency Publicis Groupe BBB+ Rating Still On CreditWatch Negative After Announcement Of Razorfish Acquisition Primary Credit Analysts: Raam Ratnam London (44) Secondary Credit Analyst: Melvyn Cooke Paris (33) Additional Contact: Industrial Ratings Europe Publication Date August 11, 2009 Overview Global advertising agency Publicis Groupe S.A. has signed an agreement to acquire digital marketing agency Razorfish in a transaction valued at approximately $530 million. We are maintaining our BBB+ long-term rating on Publicis on CreditWatch with negative implications pending resolution of the various issues linked to General Motors bankruptcy filing. The CreditWatch placement also reflects the residual risks related to the Razorfish acquisition. Furthermore, the group faces an ongoing structural demand shift in the advertising industry and difficult trading conditions in the sector, against the backdrop of the global economic downturn. Rating Action On Aug. 11, 2009, Standard & Poor s Ratings Services said that its BBB+ long-term corporate credit rating on France-based global advertising agency Publicis Groupe S.A. remained on CreditWatch, where it was placed with negative implications on June 4, At the same time, the A-2 short-term corporate credit rating on Publicis is unchanged.

2 Rationale Global Ad Agency Publicis Groupe BBB+ Rating Still On CreditWatch Negative After The long-term rating remains on CreditWatch with negative implications pending the resolution of the various issues linked to General Motors Corp. s bankruptcy filing. In addition, the CreditWatch placement reflects the residual risks related to Publicis acquisition of digital marketing agency Razorfish, the ongoing structural demand shift in the advertising industry, and difficult trading conditions in the sector, against the backdrop of the global economic downturn. Publicis has signed an agreement under which it will acquire Razorfish from Microsoft Corp. (AAA/Stable/A-1+), in a transaction that values Razorfish at approximately $530 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory clearance. Publicis expects to discharge the purchase consideration through a combination of cash and delivery of 6.5 million Publicis Groupe treasury shares. Although the cash outflow is subject to the average closing price of Publicis Groupe shares during a certain period, management estimates that the outflow could be in the region of 220 million. In addition, the parties announced that they have signed a Strategic Alliance Agreement that will become effective at the closing of the transaction. The agreement helps Publicis Groupe media clients by allowing their agencies to purchase display and search advertising from Microsoft over the five-year term of the agreement on favorable terms, in exchange for certain minimum guaranteed aggregate purchase levels. The agreement also provides that Razorfish will continue to be a preferred provider to Microsoft for digital strategy, creative, and experiential marketing services, and contains a commitment by Microsoft to spend a minimum amount for those services each year during the term of the agreement. The Razorfish acquisition in itself is likely to increase Publicis adjusted debt by about 10%. On completion of the acquisition, approximately one-quarter of Publicis annual revenues will come from digital communications. Although we believe that the digital push should enhance Publicis growth prospects, there are significant strategy risks as Publicis and its peers try to realign their asset portfolios to combat the structural shift in advertising and media consumption. These choices are made particularly difficult by the current slump in advertising demand. Since General Motors filed for bankruptcy, Old GM (GM, renamed Motors Liquidation Company; D/ / ) has signed agreements with some of Publicis Groupe s agencies and assumed and assigned contracts with others to New GM (new entity, General Motors Co.; unrated). As a result, Publicis has reported that it has received payment of the bulk of the fee receivables as of the date of the bankruptcy. GM has committed to pay the remaining pre-petition fee receivables over the next few months. Taking into account the principle of sequential liability and the commitments it has received from GM, Publicis has reevaluated its maximum exposure to GM s bankruptcy at 9 million, which it has reflected in its second-quarter numbers. However, we consider that many uncertainties remain, particularly regarding Publicis ultimate exposure to media-buying commitments and ongoing working capital management issues from the GM account. Notably, for the half year ended June 2009, operating cash flow was negatively affected by 122 million on account of GM. The CreditWatch placement also reflects our view of the likely evolution of Publicis credit metrics over the course of 2009 and 2010, as the global advertising outlook remains weak. Publicis reported a 6.6% decline in organic revenue and a fall of 13.0% in the operating margin before depreciation and amortization for the first half of These decreases reflect the pressures on global advertising spending over the period. Notwithstanding the seasonal peak, adjusted Standard & Poor s RESEARCH UPDATE 2

3 net debt to EBITDA remained steady at 2.5x at mid-year The ratio of adjusted funds from operations to debt declined marginally to 34% on June 30, The ratings on Publicis reflect our view of its position as the world s fourth-largest advertising agency holding company, its good geographic diversity and profitability, and solid discretionary cash flow generation. Partially offsetting these factors are exposure to cyclical customer advertising spending, particularly in the automotive sector; the competitive nature of the advertising and marketing services industry; and Publicis more limited diversification in marketing services than its main peers. Short-term credit factors The short-term rating is A-2. We view Publicis liquidity as adequate to fund its business needs and upcoming debt maturities, and the proposed Razorfish acquisition. Publicis reported cash and cash equivalents of 1,162 million at the end of June 2009, covering short-term financial debt of 364 million. The group also has a fully available 1.5 billion revolving credit line maturing in We understand that Publicis has no financial covenants on its debt instruments. The group has no significant debt maturities until January 2012, when it will have to redeem a 775 million bond (including fair value of associated derivatives). However, holders of the 243 million bond (including fair value of associated derivatives) due 2018 have the option to call the bonds in January In January 2009, Publicis bought back 95 million worth of these bonds on the open market. In June 2009, the group issued 719 million of OCEANE 2014 convertible bonds, which improved its debt maturity structure. Publicis generates strong discretionary cash flow (DCF) owing to the business low capital requirements typically 2%-3% of sales and moderate dividend payments. The group generated DCF approaching 500 million, or over 50% of EBITDA, in However, we expect this figure to be closer to 40% starting from 2009 owing to the economic recession in Western countries. For the half year ending June 2009, Publicis reported negative cash flow from operating activities of 267 million. A significant part of this is attributed to a combination of EBITDA decline and negative working capital effects. The negative working capital changes are primarily on account of a 53 million currency effect and a 122 million effect related to GM. The group bought back and subsequently cancelled 8 million shares, worth about 195 million, in We expect, however, that Publicis will continue to use cash prudently, and that it will curb share buybacks during the time that the credit and advertising environments remain depressed and while it faces uncertainties about the potential impact of GM s bankruptcy. CreditWatch We aim to resolve the CreditWatch placement as soon as new, reliable information regarding the main risk areas relating to the GM bankruptcy is available. We will try to assess, as GM s bankruptcy proceedings move forward, any related potential impact on Publicis business and financial risk profiles. Furthermore, as part of our assessment, we will evaluate the likely effect of the weak global advertising outlook on the group s credit metrics, after factoring in the Razorfish acquisition and the potential GM-related losses. If Publicis is unable to retain the bulk of GM s business during and/or after GM s bankruptcy proceedings, and if Publicis has to bear most of the costs related to the media buying commitments www. 3

4 toward media networks it has made on GM s behalf, we could lower the ratings on the group by one notch. Importantly, in all scenarios, the CreditWatch resolution will take into account the impact of the Razorfish acquisition, Publicis business and financial performance over 2009, and the outlook for Ratings List CreditWatch Update Publicis Groupe S.A. Corporate Credit Rating BBB+/Watch Neg/A-2 Senior Unsecured BBB+/Watch Neg Complete ratings information is available to subscribers of RatingsDirect, Standard & Poor's Webbased credit analysis system, at All ratings affected by this rating action can be found on Standard & Poor's public Web site at under Credit Ratings in the left navigation area, select Find a Rating, then Credit Ratings Search. Standard & Poor s RESEARCH UPDATE 4

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