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Aegis Group PLC
12 November 2003

12 November 2003

                                                           For Immediate Release

Aegis Group plc


Aegis Group plc ("Aegis") - the media communications and market research group -
announced today the appointment of Jerry Buhlmann (43) as Chief Executive of
Aegis Media Europe, Middle East and Africa with immediate effect.  Jerry was
previously Chief Executive of Carat International with responsibility for some
of Carat's largest international accounts.

Jerry Buhlmann has worked with the Aegis Group for 13 years and was the founder
of UK media agency, BBJ, which was acquired by Aegis. BBJ has become the basis
of the UK arm of Vizeum, Aegis's new media network. Jerry became COO of Carat
International in 1999 and was promoted to Chief Executive in 2001.

Susannah Outfin (38), currently Vice President Carat International Paris,
replaces Jerry as Chief Executive of Carat International.  She will operate out
of both Paris and London. Susannah has worked closely with Carat's major
international clients for the last four years.

Doug Flynn, Chief Executive of Aegis Group plc said: "Jerry has significant
international experience and knowledge of the Carat network. He has the energy
and vision to make a real difference in taking our European media business
forward. We expect him to exploit the growing opportunities of the rapidly
evolving communications industry. He is a proven senior manager and has
outstanding credentials and relationships with international clients.

Susannah, who is also a great talent, has progressed rapidly at Carat
International and has contributed greatly to its development. In her new role
this will undoubtedly continue and she will do an outstanding job.

Both new appointments reflect the strength of our management within the Group.
Given their knowledge of our media operations, these two appointments will
ensure a smooth transition of management responsibilities."

Jerry Buhlmann said: "This is a tremendous opportunity to build both the Carat
and Vizeum networks and develop our service offer to clients.  We have many
talented managers and specialists within our European businesses and I am
looking forward to working with them to deliver success both to our clients and
our networks."

                                -         ENDS -

For further information, please contact:
Richard Walters
Aegis Group Plc,                                      + 44 (0) 207 070 7700
Charles Palmer
Financial Dynamics                                    + 44 (0) 207 831 3113

Notes to Editors

About Jerry Buhlmann

Jerry Buhlmann (age 43) founded and was managing director of UK media agency BBJ
for 10 years before selling his stake to Aegis Group Plc in 1999.  He was
subsequently appointed CEO of Carat  International and was responsible for
developing and managing all the key international accounts of the Carat Network
including adidas, BMW, Coca Cola, Danone, Disney, LVMH, Philips, Renault and
Vodafone.  Jerry is a member of the Aegis Media Global Executive board and also
a member of the IPA and the Marketing Society.

About Susannah Outfin

Susannah Outfin (38) was media director of Amirati Puris Lintas in Paris.  She
joined Carat in 2000 as international business director and was appointed Head
of Carat International's Paris office in 2002.  In this role she was responsible
for managing a number of key international accounts including Danone, LVMH and

About Carat

Carat is the world's largest independent media communication specialist, present
in 48 countries across Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Latin America,
billing US $17.5 billion.  Carat's national operating companies are leaders in
most of their markets.  More information is available at www.carat.com

About Aegis Group plc.

Aegis Group plc is the holding company for Aegis Media - which includes Carat,
Vizeum, & Posterscope - and Synovate, its market research business. These two
operating groups provide clients with a range of services across, media
communication services, marketing consultancy and market research. Listed on the
London Stock Exchange it operates in over 60 countries. More information is
available at www.aegisplc.com.

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