Nielsen Set to Join the S&P 500

                       Nielsen Set to Join the S&P 500

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 1, 2013

NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) will
replace Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) in the S&P 500 after the close of
trading on Monday, July 8. SoftBank Corp. is acquiring a substantial stake in
Sprint in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final approvals. As a
result of the transaction, Sprint's public float is expected to fall
substantially below the 50% public float criteria necessary for continued
inclusion in the index.

Nielsen Holdings is an information and measurement company. Headquartered in
New York, NY, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry
Classification Standard) Research & Consulting Services Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the change:

S&P 500 INDEX – July 8, 2013
        COMPANY       GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR       GICS SUB-INDUSTRY
ADDED   Nielsen       Industrials                Research & Consulting
        Holdings                                 Services
DELETED Sprint Nextel Telecommunication Services Wireless Telecommunication
                                                 Services



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