NEWS6 August 2012

Havas buys 5% of Creston shares

Europe M&A UK

UK— French advertising group Havas has bought a 5.18% shareholding in marketing services group Creston, owner of research agencies ICM and Marketing Sciences.

Havas notified the London Stock Exchange of the share purchase on Friday.

Creston posted its interim management statement last week, reporting revenue growth of just over 1% for the three months to 30 June.