Tempus Confirms WPP Bid

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NEW YORK — WPP Group Chairman Martin Sorrell has made a bid for Tempus Group, a Tempus spokeswoman confirmed.

WPP’s Sorrell holds a 22 percent stake in Tempus and has offered to purchase the rest of the shares in cash, the Tempus spokeswoman said.

Since July 21, when Paris-based Havas Advertising offered to takeover Tempus for $600 million, observers have speculated as to how Sorrell would react.

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