July 31, 2020, 8:50 a.m. EDT

10-Q: INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC.

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(EDGAR Online via COMTEX) -- Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (Amounts in Millions, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") is intended to help you understand The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the "Company," "IPG," "we," "us" or "our"). MD&A should be read in conjunction with our unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements and the accompanying notes included in this report and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 (the "2019 Annual Report"), as well as our other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Our 2019 Annual Report includes additional information about our significant accounting policies and practices as well as details about the most significant risks and uncertainties associated with our financial and operating results. Our MD&A includes the following sections:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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the second quarter. Growth in our retail and healthcare sector clients was offset by broad-based declines across most other sectors due to economic conditions, with the greatest declines in our experiential and events businesses. We expect continued negative impacts on our third-quarter results as clients continue to respond to the current economic conditions by reducing their marketing budgets, which will affect the demand for our services. See Item 1A, Risk Factors, in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

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Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - (continued)

For purposes of analyzing changes in our operating performance attributable to the net effect of acquisitions and divestitures, transactions are treated as if they occurred on the first day of the quarter during which the transaction occurred. During the past few years, we have acquired companies that we believe will enhance our offerings and disposed of businesses that are not consistent with our strategic plan.

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