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Voted & Quoted

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"Sir Martin will drive down the price that Ed Meyer is seeking on the grounds that elements of the package are of no value to him. ... It's a buyer's market and Ed Meyer did, in fact, wait too long."

-Fred Danzig/director/Greenshoe Inc./Southampton, NY

"Ed Meyer has always been a strategic visionary. His goal is to sell en-bloc. Though the only likely suitors right now want Grey in bits, Ed will hold out. Grey is certainly worth it."

-Pere Frey/consultant/Ad.Vantage/Lagos, Nigeria

"Our industry desperately needs more diversity, not less. Grey/ MediaCom has some great differentiators and deserves to remain as an independent competitor-it will be the clients' loss if it is taken over-with the inevitable loss of cultural and organizational difference this entails."

-Martin Sambrook/global account director/Media Audits Group/London

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