Arbitron Inc. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release Scheduled for February 25, 2013

Arbitron Inc. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Release Scheduled for
                              February 25, 2013

PR Newswire

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 24, 2013

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) today
announced that it plans to report fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial
results on Monday, February 25, 2013, after the close of the market.

Due to the pending acquisition of Arbitron Inc. by Nielsen Holdings N.V.,
which is subject to Arbitron stockholder approval, clearances by relevant
regulatory authorities, and other customary closing conditions, Arbitron will
not be hosting a conference call.

About Arbitron

Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is an international media and marketing research
firm serving the media–radio, television, cable and out-of-home; the mobile
industry as well as advertising agencies and advertisers around the world.
Arbitron's businesses include: measuring network and local market radio
audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product
patterns of U.S. consumers; providing mobile audience measurement and
analytics in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, and developing
application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing
information data. The Company has developed the Portable People Meter ™
(PPM^®) and the PPM 360™, new technologies for media and marketing research.

Portable People Meter™, PPM^® and PPM 360™ are marks of Arbitron Inc.

Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including the
statements regarding expectations for 2012 and any other statements regarding
events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the
future, may be "forward-looking" statements. There are a number of important
factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those
suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors
include, among other things, the current global economic recession and the
upheaval in the credit markets and financial services industry, competition,
our ability to develop and successfully market new products and technologies,
our ability to successfully commercialize our Portable People Meter service,
the growth rates and cyclicality of markets we serve, our ability to expand
our business in new markets, the possibility that the transaction with Nielsen
will not close or that the closing may be delayed, the possibility that
Arbitron may be unable to obtain stockholder approval as required for the
transaction or that the other conditions to the closing of the transaction may
not be satisfied, the transaction may involve unexpected costs, liabilities or
delays, the outcome of any legal proceedings related to the transaction, the
occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to
the termination of the transaction agreement, general economic conditions;
conditions in the markets Nielsen and Arbitron are engaged in, behavior of
customers, suppliers and competitors (including their reaction to the
transaction), technological developments, as well as legal and regulatory
rules affecting Nielsen's and Arbitron's business, the impact of increased
costs of data collection including a trend toward increasing incidence of cell
phone-only households, litigation and other contingent liabilities including
intellectual property matters, our compliance with applicable laws and
regulations and changes in applicable laws and regulations, our ability to
achieve projected efficiencies, cost reductions, sales growth and earnings,
and international economic, political, legal and business factors. Additional
information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ
materially from these forward-looking statements is available in our SEC
filings, including our 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K. These forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not
assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

SOURCE Arbitron Inc.

Contact: Investor Contact: Thom Mocarsky, Arbitron Inc., +1-410-312-8239,; or Press Contact: Kim Myers, Arbitron Inc.,
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