HOTLINE: A Tempus/WPP board meeting to be held in London

A Tempus/WPP board meeting will be held in London on 15 and 16

November to discuss a number of issues, including the name for the

merged CIA and The Media Edge media buying division, and also to decide

who will be charged with steering the merger. WPP has placed four of its

executives on the Tempus board - Charles Courtier, the chief executive

of TME, Hans-Willem Germeraad, the head of TME's European business, Tom

Handy, the TME finance director, and Christopher Sweetland, the WPP

deputy finance director - until the purchase is final and the company is

de-listed.



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