SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 3, 2012
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As a result of the cumulative effect of (1) the cash dividend on common stock declared by the Board of Directors of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (“IPG” or the “Company”) payable on December 17, 2012 to holders of record as of December 3, 2012, and (2) the common stock cash dividend paid on September 20, 2012, the number of shares of IPG common stock into which the Company's 4.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2023 (the “4.75% Notes”) may be converted has been adjusted in accordance with the terms of the notes.
The applicable conversion rate for the 4.75% Notes has been adjusted as follows:
The conversion rate with respect to the 4.75% Notes is the number of IPG common shares into which each $1,000 principal amount of notes may be converted, which as adjusted represents a conversion price of approximately $11.86 per conversion share.
The conversion rate with respect to the Company's 51/4% Series B Cumulative Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock has not been adjusted since September 2012 because the applicable threshold before further adjustment is required has not been reached.
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.