Omnicom revenue rises 2.5 pct as US ad income jumps

Reuters

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Omnicom Group Inc reported a 2.5percent rise in quarterly revenue due to an increase inadvertising income from its biggest market - the United States.

The company reported net income of $196 million, or 74 centsper share, in the three months ended September, compared with$203.9 million, or 74 cents per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose to $3.49 billion from $3.41 billion.

The company said the third-quarter results included $28.1million of pre-tax charges related to the proposed merger withPublicis Groupe SA.

Omnicom, home to agencies such as BBDO Worldwide and Goodby,Silverstein & Partners, creator of the "Got Milk?" campaign,announced a $35.1 billion merger with France-based Publicis inJuly.

Publicis expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of2013 or the first quarter of 2014.

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