Omnicom Group 8-K 2010
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 9, 2010
OMNICOM GROUP INC.
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On December 9, 2010, Omnicom Group Inc. (Omnicom Group) and its wholly owned subsidiaries Omnicom Finance Inc., Omnicom Capital Inc. and Omnicom Finance plc (the Borrowers and, together with Omnicom Group, the Loan Parties) entered into an Amended and Restated Three Year Credit Agreement (the Credit Agreement) with the lenders named therein (the Lenders), Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as lead arrangers and book managers, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Bank of America, N.A., as syndication agents, HSBC Bank USA, National Association, Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A., New York Branch, as documentation agents, and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent for the Lenders (the Agent). The Credit Agreement has a maturity date of December 9, 2013. Under the Credit Agreement, the Lenders committed to provide advances in an aggregate amount of up to US$2,000,000,000 (with a commitment increase without further amendment at the option of Omnicom Group of up to US$500,000,000 for an aggregate amount of up to US$2,500,000,000) of which up to US$100,000,000 may be in the form of letters of credit at the request of a Borrower. Interest on the borrowings under the Credit Agreement is payable at a base rate or Eurocurrency rate, in either case plus an applicable margin and fees. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement may be used for general corporate purposes of the Borrowers and their subsidiaries, including, without limitation, as commercial paper liquidity support and to fund acquisitions not prohibited under the Credit Agreement.
The terms of the Credit Agreement include representations and warranties, affirmative and negative covenants (including certain financial covenants) and events of default that are customary for credit facilities of this nature. Upon the occurrence, and during the continuance, of an event of default, including but not limited to nonpayment of principal when due, nonpayment of interest within three business days after it becomes due, failure to perform or observe certain terms, covenants or agreements under the Credit Agreement, and certain defaults of other indebtedness, the Agent may terminate the obligation of the Lenders under the Credit Agreement to make advances and issue letters of credit and declare any outstanding obligations under the Credit Agreement immediately due and payable. In addition, in the event of an actual or deemed entry of an order for relief with respect to any Loan Party under the Federal Bankruptcy Code, the obligation of the Lenders to make advances and issue letters of credit shall automatically terminate and any outstanding obligations under the Credit Agreement shall immediately become due and payable. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Credit Agreement, Omnicom Group may request that the Lenders commitments under the Credit Agreement be increased, provided that in no event may the aggregate amount of the Lenders commitments under the Credit Agreement at any time exceed US$2,500,000,000.
The obligations of the Borrowers under the Credit Agreement are guaranteed by Omnicom Group.
The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties rights and obligations under the Credit Agreement and the transactions
contemplated by the Credit Agreement. The foregoing description of the Credit Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Credit Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information described above under Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is filed as part of this Current Report on Form 8-K:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 10, 2010