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Ogilvy and SPN Ogilvy End Affiliation By Mutual Agreement

MOSCOW - 17th December 2013, Ogilvy Public Relations and SPN Ogilvy announced today that they would be ending their affiliate arrangement by mutual agreement on 31st December 2013. From the 1st January 2014, the agency will be operating under the new name “SPNCommunications”. SPN Ogilvy has been the public relations affiliate of Ogilvy Public Relations in Russia and Ukraine since 2005.

Stuart Smith, CEO EAME Ogilvy PR said: “We have enjoyed nine years of excellent collaboration with Andrey and his team. We wish SPN well with their new strategy and thank them for being a partner that has always strived to provide the best quality services. Existing and shared clients will not be affected by this change. Ogilvy & Mather in Russia and Ukraine will continue to provide public relations services to clients with our main focus on strategy, integrated earned media, social media and social content.”

Andrey Barannikov, CEO of SPN Ogilvy said: “Our association with Ogilvy & Mather in Russia and Ukraine and the Ogilvy Public Relations global network has been fruitful and enjoyable for both me and my staff. I am very grateful to the network for this experience, which has raised our team to a new level of excellence. However, we have reached a stage in the development of our business that requires us to develop growth strategies which are best pursued as an independent agency. We will continue to remain partners and friends with Ogilvy.”

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About Ogilvy Public Relations:
Ogilvy Public Relations (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader operating in more than 85 offices across six continents. In 2013, for the second consecutive year, Ogilvy was named Cannes Lions Network of the Year and Most Effective Agency Network by the Effie Global Effectiveness Index. Ogilvy was also named Best Digital Consultancy in the World, Most Creative Agency and Best South-East Agency by the Holmes Report. Ogilvy PR integrates deeply with all Ogilvy & Mather disciplines (advertising, direct marketing, activation, promotional, digital and entertainment) through the proprietary Ogilvy Fusion™ approach to delivering comprehensive, business solutions through content creation, community building, and communications with measurable results. Ogilvy PR is a unit of Ogilvy & Mather, a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY), and one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. For more information, visit our website at www.ogilvypr.com or follow us on Twitter at @ogilvypr.

About SPN Ogilvy:
SPN Ogilvy communications agency was founded in 1990 in Russia. Its offices are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kyiv (Ukraine), a total number of employees exceeding 200 people. In 2005, the agency became an affiliate of Ogilvy Public Relations. SPN Ogilvy holds the No.1 position in the 2013 National Rating of Communications Consultancies compiled by key Russian industry associations. The agency has set a record in Russia & CIS by the number of international PR industry award wins, being an eight times winner of SABRE Awards and a three times winner of Global SABRE Awards. The agency actively contributes to the communications industry development hosting Baltic Weekend, the largest international communications forum in Eastern Europe, and a nationwide PR contest PROBA-IPRA GWA.

For further information please contact:
Rachel Singleton
Ogilvy PR
Tel: +44 20 7309 1019
Email: rachel.singleton@uk.ogilvypr.com

Ekaterina Boglaeva
SPN Ogilvy
Tel: +7 9627263607
Email: e.boglaeva@spnogilvy.ru