Contract

by Interpublic Group Of Companies
October 27th, 2004

THE INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. THE INTERPUBLIC NON-MANAGEMENT DIRECTORS' STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN ("the Plan") FORM OF PLAN OPTION CERTIFICATE THIS DOCUMENT IS IMPORTANT AND SHOULD BE KEPT IN A SAFE PLACE ------------------------------------------------------------- THIS IS TO CERTIFY that, on the date shown below, an Option was granted, subject to the Rules of the above-mentioned Plan, to the under-mentioned to subscribe at the Exercise Price stated below the number of shares of Common Stock of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. specified below. Grantee: Name: Date of Grant: Number of shares of Common Stock subject to the Option: Exercise Price per share: $ Option Expiration Date: The Option may not be exercised in any part until [3 years from date of grant]. Thereafter the Option shall be exercisable in its entirety. THE INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC. By --------------------------------------- The foregoing grant of an Option Award is hereby accepted on the terms contained herein: - ------------------------------ Grantee