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Automatic shelf registration statement of securities of well-known seasoned issuers

Registration No. 333-

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

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FORM S-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

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437 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 415-3600

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

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Michael J. O’Brien, Esq.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Omnicom Group Inc.
437 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
(212) 415-3600

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

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Copy to:

Robert A. Profusek, Esq.
Jones Day
222 East 41st Street
New York, New York 10017
(212) 326-3939
Fax: (212) 755-7306

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public : From time to time after this registration statement becomes effective.

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box: [_]

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box: [X]

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering: [_]

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering: [_]

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box: [X]

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box: [_]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

PROSPECTUS

Pursuant to this prospectus, Omnicom Group Inc. and Omnicom Capital Inc., as co-obligors, may offer from time to time senior or subordinated debt securities (together with guarantees by Omnicom Group Inc. of Omnicom Capital Inc.’s obligation in respect of any such debt securities) and Omnicom Group Inc. may offer from time to time:

Specific terms of these securities will be provided in supplements to this prospectus. The securities may be offered separately or together in any combination and as separate series. You should read this prospectus and any prospectus supplement carefully before you invest.

Omnicom Group Inc.’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol “OMC.”

Investing in these securities involves certain risks. See the information included and incorporated by reference in this prospectus and the accompanying prospectus supplement for a discussion of the factors you should carefully consider before deciding to purchase these securities, including the information under “Risk Factors” in Omnicom Group Inc.’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

We may sell these securities on a continuous or delayed basis directly, through agents, dealers or underwriters as designated from time to time, or through a combination of these methods. We reserve the sole right to accept, and together with any agents, dealers and underwriters, reserve the right to reject, in whole or in part, any proposed purchase of securities. If any agents, dealers or underwriters are involved in the sale of any securities, the applicable prospectus supplement will set forth any applicable commissions or discounts. Our net proceeds from the sale of securities also will be set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

The date of this prospectus is October 20, 2015

You should rely only on the information contained in or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, in any accompanying prospectus supplement or in any free writing prospectus filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, and any information about the terms of securities offered conveyed to you by us, our underwriters or our agents. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. We are not making an offer of these securities in any state where the offer is not permitted. You should not assume that the information contained in or incorporated by reference in this prospectus or any prospectus supplement or in any free writing prospectus is accurate as of any date other than their respective dates.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE COMPANY

When used in this prospectus, the term “Omnicom Group” refers to Omnicom Group Inc. together with its consolidated subsidiaries; the term “Omnicom Group Inc.” refers only to Omnicom Group Inc. and not its subsidiaries; the term “Omnicom Capital” refers only to Omnicom Capital Inc.; and the terms “Issuers,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer collectively to Omnicom Group Inc. and Omnicom Capital, in each case, unless otherwise specified.

Omnicom Group Inc.

Omnicom Group is a leading global advertising and marketing services company. Omnicom Group’s branded networks and agencies provide advertising, marketing and corporate communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

Omnicom Group’s branded networks and agencies, which operate in all major markets around the world, provide a comprehensive range of services in four fundamental disciplines: advertising; customer relationship management, or CRM; public relations; and specialty communications. The services included in these disciplines are:

Omnicom Group Inc. is incorporated in New York and is a holding company. Its principal corporate offices are located at 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022; One East Weaver Street, Greenwich, CT 06831; and 525 Okeechobee Boulevard, Suite 870, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. Its telephone numbers are (212) 415-3600, (203) 618-1500 and (561) 207-2200, respectively.

Omnicom Capital Inc.

Omnicom Capital is a wholly owned direct subsidiary of Omnicom Group Inc. Omnicom Capital does not have any independent operations or subsidiaries. The sole function of Omnicom Capital is to provide funding for the operations of Omnicom Group Inc. and its operating subsidiaries by incurring debt and lending the proceeds to the operating subsidiaries. Its assets consist of the intercompany loans it makes or has made to Omnicom Group Inc.’s operating subsidiaries and the related interest receivables.

Omnicom Capital is incorporated in Connecticut. Its principal office is located at One East Weaver Street, Greenwich, CT 06831 and its telephone number is (203) 618-1500.

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the SEC utilizing a “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf process, we may sell any combination of the securities described in this prospectus in one or more offerings. This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities we may offer. Each time we sell securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement and, if applicable, a free writing prospectus that will contain specific information about the terms of that offering. The prospectus supplement will describe: the terms of the securities offered, any initial public offering price, the price paid to us for the securities, the net proceeds to us, the manner of distribution and any underwriting compensation and the other specific material terms related to the offering of the applicable securities. For more detail on the terms of the securities, you should read the exhibits filed with or incorporated by reference in our registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. The prospectus supplement and any related free writing prospectus may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. If there is any inconsistency between the information in this prospectus and in any prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus, you should rely on the information in that prospectus supplement or free writing prospectus, as applicable. You should read this prospectus, any prospectus supplement and any free writing prospectus together with additional information described under the heading “Where You Can Find More Information; Incorporation by Reference.”

This prospectus contains summaries of certain provisions contained in some of the documents described herein. Please refer to the actual documents for complete information. All of the summaries are qualified in their entirety by the actual documents. Copies of the documents referred to herein have been filed, or will be filed or incorporated by reference as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, and you may obtain copies of those documents as described below under “Where You Can Find More Information; Incorporation by Reference.”

Pursuant to this registration statement Omnicom Group Inc. may offer, issue and sell securities as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus. Because Omnicom Group Inc. is a “well-known seasoned issuer,” as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, which we refer to in this prospectus as the “Securities Act,” Omnicom Group Inc. may add to and offer additional securities, including securities held by security holders, by filing a prospectus supplement with the SEC at the time of the offer. In addition, Omnicom Group Inc. is able to add its subsidiaries and securities to be issued by them if Omnicom Group Inc. guarantees such securities. Omnicom Group Inc. will guarantee any debt securities that Omnicom Capital issues under this prospectus.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION; INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

This prospectus is a part of a registration statement filed by Omnicom Group Inc. and Omnicom Capital under the Securities Act. The registration statement also includes additional information not contained in this prospectus.

Omnicom Group Inc. files annual, quarterly and current reports, and any amendments to those reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any document Omnicom Group Inc. files at the SEC’s public reference room located at 100 F Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549. You can also request copies of the documents, upon payment of a duplicating fee, by writing the Public Reference Section of the SEC. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference rooms. These SEC filings are also available to the public from the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov.

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” into this prospectus and any prospectus supplement (as well as the related registration statement) the information we file with the SEC, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus as a legal matter. Information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update information in this prospectus. In all cases, you should rely on the later information over different information included in this prospectus or the prospectus supplement. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below and any future filings made with the SEC under Section 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:

All documents we file pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the date of this prospectus and before the later of (1) the completion of the offering of the securities described in this prospectus and (2) if applicable, the date any underwriters stop offering securities pursuant to this prospectus will also be incorporated by reference in this prospectus from the date of filing of such documents (other than information furnished pursuant to Items 2.02 or 7.01 of Form 8-K, including any financial statements or exhibits relating thereto and furnished pursuant to Item 9.01). Upon request, we will provide to each person, including any beneficial owner, to whom a prospectus is delivered, a copy of any or all of the information that has been incorporated by reference in this prospectus but not delivered with this prospectus.

This information is also available on the investor relations page of Omnicom Group Inc.’s web site at http://www.omnicomgroup.com. Information included or available through Omnicom Group Inc.’s website does not constitute a part of this prospectus or any prospectus supplement. You may also request a copy of these filings, at no cost, by writing or telephoning Omnicom Group Inc. at the following address:

Omnicom Group Inc.
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Attn: Corporate Secretary
(212) 415-3600

You should rely only on the information provided in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement, as well as the information incorporated by reference. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. You should not assume that the information in this prospectus, the prospectus supplement or any documents incorporated by reference is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of the applicable document.

SPECIAL NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this prospectus constitute forward-looking statements, including statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, from time to time, we or our representatives have made, or may make, forward-looking statements, orally or in writing. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, results of operations or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, our management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project” or similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include: international, national or local economic, social or political conditions that could adversely affect us or our clients; losses on media purchases and production costs incurred on behalf of clients; reductions in client spending, a slowdown in client payments and changes in client advertising, marketing and corporate communications requirements; failure to manage potential conflicts of interest between or among clients; unanticipated changes relating to competitive factors in the advertising, marketing and corporate communications industries; ability to hire and retain key personnel; ability to attract new clients and retain existing clients in the manner anticipated; reliance on information technology systems; changes in legislation or governmental regulations affecting us or our clients; conditions in the credit markets; risks associated with assumptions we make in connection with our critical accounting estimates and legal proceedings; and our international operations, which are subject to the risks of currency fluctuation and currency repatriation restrictions. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that may affect our business, including those described in “Risk

Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. Except as required under applicable law, we do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

USE OF PROCEEDS

Unless otherwise specified in an applicable prospectus supplement, Omnicom Group will use the proceeds it receives from the sale of the offered securities for general corporate purposes, which could include working capital expenditures, fixed asset expenditures, acquisitions, refinancing of other debt, repurchases of Omnicom Group’s common stock or other capital transactions. Pending the application of the proceeds, we may invest proceeds in short-term investment grade obligations. The precise amounts and timing of the application of proceeds will depend upon the funding requirements of Omnicom Group Inc. and its subsidiaries at the time of issuance and the availability of other funds.

RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES

The following table shows the ratio of earnings to fixed charges of Omnicom Group Inc. for each of the periods indicated.

The ratio of earnings to fixed charges is computed by dividing fixed charges into income before income taxes plus dividends from equity method investments and fixed charges. Fixed charges consist of interest expense and that portion of net rental expense deemed representative of interest.

Since we had no preferred stock outstanding during any of the periods presented, the ratios of earnings to fixed charges and the ratios of earnings to combined fixed charges and preferred dividends are the same.

DESCRIPTION OF OMNICOM GROUP INC. COMMON STOCK

General

The following briefly summarizes the material terms of Omnicom Group Inc.’s common stock. You should read the more detailed provisions of Omnicom Group Inc.’s restated certificate of incorporation for provisions that may be important to you.

Omnicom Group Inc.’s restated certificate of incorporation authorizes it to issue up to 1,000,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $.15 per share. As of October 15, 2015, Omnicom Group Inc. had 242,255,205 shares of its common stock outstanding.

Each holder of common stock is entitled to one vote per share for the election of directors and for all other matters to be voted on by Omnicom Group Inc. shareholders. Holders of common stock may not cumulate their votes in the election of directors, and are entitled to share equally in the dividends that may be declared by the board of directors, but only after payment of dividends required to be paid on any outstanding shares of preferred stock.

Omnicom Group Inc.’s shareholders elect the full board of directors annually. An affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of votes cast is required for Omnicom Group Inc.’s shareholders to remove a director, amend Omnicom Group Inc.’s by-laws or its restated certificate of incorporation and to change the number of directors comprising the full board.

The board of directors also has power to amend the by-laws or change the number of directors comprising the full board.

Upon voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of Omnicom Group Inc., the holders of the common stock share ratably in the assets remaining after payments to creditors and provision for the preference of any preferred stock. There are currently no preemptive or other subscription rights, conversion rights or redemption or scheduled installment payment provisions relating to shares of common stock. All of the outstanding shares of common stock are fully paid and nonassessable.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

The transfer agent and registrar for the common stock is Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Listing

The common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “OMC.”

DESCRIPTION OF OMNICOM GROUP INC. PREFERRED STOCK

The following briefly summarizes the material terms of Omnicom Group Inc.’s preferred stock, other than pricing and related terms to be disclosed in a prospectus supplement. You should read the particular terms of any series of preferred stock offered by Omnicom Group Inc. which will be described in more detail in any prospectus supplement relating to such series, together with the more detailed provisions of Omnicom Group Inc.’s restated certificate of incorporation and the certificate of designation relating to each particular series of preferred stock, for provisions that may be important to you. The restated certificate of incorporation is incorporated by reference as an exhibit to the registration statement of which...


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