Nielsen Announces Secondary Offering of Its Common Stock
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of
information and insights into what consumers buy and watch, today
announced the launch of a public offering of 35,000,000 shares of common
stock. The shares are being sold by certain existing shareholders. No
shares are being sold by the company in this offering, and it will not
receive any proceeds from the offering. In addition, the selling
shareholders will grant the underwriters of the offering an option to
purchase an additional 5,250,000 shares.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Citigroup and Goldman, Sachs & Co. are
acting as joint bookrunning managers of the offering. A complete list of
the underwriters for the offering will be included in the preliminary
prospectus supplement referred to below.
The company has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus)
with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for the offering to
which this communication relates. You may obtain a copy of the
preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus and the
final prospectus supplement, when available, for free by visiting EDGAR
on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement for this offering may
also be obtained, when available, from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o
Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY
11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204, from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge
Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717,
or by telephone at (800) 831-9146, or from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn:
Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone:
866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, e-mail: email@example.com.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these
shares in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale
would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the
securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and
measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and
consumer information, television and other media measurement, online
intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related assets.
Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters
in New York, USA and Diemen, The Netherlands. For more information,
Nielsen Holdings N.V. Investor Relations: Liz
Zale, +1 646-654-4593 or Media Relations: Kristie
Bouryal, +1 646-654-5577