Proposal to introduce a new UK-listed parent company
13 November 2012


Further to the announcement on 13 November of the proposed Court sanctioned scheme of arrangement relating to the corporate structure of WPP (the"Scheme") to create a new UK-listed, Jersey incorporated parent company for the WPP Group to be called WPP plc ("New WPP"), WPP announces that it has today published the Prospectus in connection with the Scheme and will shortly post a Circular to its share owners.

The Prospectus is being made available to share owners as provided below. A copy of the announcement, Scheme Circular and Prospectus are attached below.
Expected timetable of principal events
The expected timetable of principal events is provided below. This timetable is based on the board of WPP's current expectations and may be subject to change. Any changes to the timetable will be the subject of a further announcement.

Event Time and/or date
Latest time for receipt by the trustees of the 401k Plans of instructions in respect of WPP ADSs held under the 401k Plans 10.00 a.m. (New York time) on 5 December 2012
Latest time for lodging voting instructions in respect of the WPP ADSs 10.00 a.m. (New York time) on 6 December 2012
Latest time for lodging white Forms of Proxy for the Court Meeting 11.30 a.m. on 9 December 2012
Latest time for lodging blue Forms of Proxy for the General Meeting 11.45 a.m. on 9 December 2012
Voting Record Time 6.00 p.m. on 9 December 2012
Court Meeting 11.30 a.m. on 11 December 2012
General Meeting 11.45 a.m. on 11 December 2012
Jersey Court Hearing to sanction the Scheme and the Scheme Reduction of Capital 9.00 a.m on 18 December 2012
Last day of dealings in, and for registration of transfers of, WPP Shares and WPP ADSs 31 December 2012
Scheme Record Time 6.00 p.m. on 31 December 2012
Effective Date of the Scheme 2 January 2013
Cancellation of listings of WPP Shares, New WPP Shares admitted to Official List, crediting of New WPP Shares in uncertificated form to CREST accounts and dealings in New WPP Shares commence on the London Stock Exchange 8.00 a.m. on 2 January 2013
Cancellation of listing of WPP ADSs and dealings in New WPP ADSs commence on NASDAQ Opening of business (New York time) on 2 January 2013
Jersey Court hearing to sanction the New WPP Reduction of Capital 9 January 2013
New WPP Reduction of Capital becomes effective 10 January 2013
Despatch of New WPP Share certificates for New WPP Shares in certificated form by 15 January 2013

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