Nielsen Announces Secondary Offering of Its Common Stock

  Nielsen Announces Secondary Offering of Its Common Stock

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 13, 2013

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
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:

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.

About Nielsen

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


Nielsen Holdings N.V.
Investor Relations:
Liz Zale, +1 646-654-4593
Media Relations:
Kristie Bouryal, +1 646-654-5577
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