Announcement by JCDecaux and Publicis Groupe

Publicis Groupe has taken note of the decision by JCDecaux  to abandon its proposed acquisition of 67% of the Metrobus share capital, for reasons relating to the demands of the French Competition authority. Publicis Groupe in conjunction with Metrobus and JCDecaux, which remains shareholder with a 33% stake, will examine all options enabling Metrobus to pursue its development under the best possible conditions


Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global leader in communication. The Groupe is positioned at every step of the value chain, from consulting to execution, combining marketing transformation and digital business transformation. Publicis Groupe is a privileged partner in its clients’ transformation to enhance personalization at scale. The Groupe relies on ten expertise concentrated within four main activities: Communication, Media, Data and Technology. Through a unified and fluid organization, its clients have a facilitated access to all its expertise in every market. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs around 103,000 professionals.

About JCDecaux

JCDecaux is the largest Outdoor Advertising company in the world. JCDecaux is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the Euronext 100 index. JCDecaux invented the concept of street furniture in 1964 and today is the only global company that is exclusively focused on Outdoor Advertising. JCDecaux is number one worldwide in street furniture, number one worldwide in transport advertising, the European leader in billboard advertising and the number one worldwide for self-service bicycle hire. Employing 12,300 people, the Group has operations in more than 70 countries around the world, and has a presence in 3,700 cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants for which it offers attractive, high-quality street furniture. JCDecaux operates more than 49,000 premium digital advertising screens in 30 countries, in the main airports, mass transit systems, rail stations and shopping centers, and along highways. The Group generated total revenues of €2,813 million in 2014, and €1,460m in H1 2015.