Google Completes Sale of Performics Search Marketing Business

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (September 10, 2008) – Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has completed its sale of the Performics search marketing business to Publicis Groupe (EURONEXT Paris: FR0000130577). Chicago-based Performics, one of the leading search marketing services providers, helps to improve the performance of advertisers’ investments and maximize client campaign effectiveness.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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