Nielsen Announces Changes to Board
NEW YORK -- December 13, 2012
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of information
and insights into what consumers buy and watch, today announced changes to the
Company’s Board of Directors.
The controlling shareholders of Nielsen have agreed to change the size and
composition of the Board of Directors of the Company by reducing their overall
board representation. The Board of Directors will be reduced to 11 members,
with one director each from The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Kohlberg
Kravis Roberts & Co., Thomas H. Lee Partners, Hellman & Friedman and
Centerview Partners. The remainder of the Board is unchanged and will be
comprised of Nielsen CEO David Calhoun and four independent directors. The
private equity sponsors will continue to control the board due to their
current majority ownership and their existing contractual arrangements.
“This is a natural progression for Nielsen, and will enable a more efficient
and streamlined board that allows for more effective governance,” said David
Calhoun, CEO, Nielsen.
A complete list of Nielsen’s board of directors and their affiliations
effective immediately is as follows:
Michael S. Chae, The Blackstone Group
James A. Attwood, Jr., The Carlyle Group
Alexander Navab, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Richard J. Bressler, Thomas H. Lee
Patrick Healy, Hellman & Friedman
James Marshall Kilts, Centerview Partners, Chairman of the Board of Nielsen
David L. Calhoun, CEO, Nielsen
Karen M. Hoguet, independent director
Robert C. Pozen, independent director
Vivek Y. Randivé, independent director
Javier G. Teruel, independent director
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, visit www.nielsen.com.
Nielsen Holdings N.V.
Liz Zale, +1 646-654-4593
Kristie Bouryal, +1 646-654-5577
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