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viacom inc-class a (VIA) Key Developments

Google Inc. and Viacom, Inc. Win Dismissal of Children’S Web Privacy Lawsuit

Google Inc. and Viacom Inc. won the dismissal of a nationwide privacy lawsuit accusing them of illegally tracking the Internet activity of boys and girls who visited Nickelodeon's website, in order to send targeted advertising. The lawsuit claimed that Viacom secretly kept track of children under age 13 who streamed videos and played video games on its website, and shared what it learned with Google. It said both companies then without permission put text files known "cookies" into the children's computers, letting them gather additional information that advertisers could use. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of young children who registered to use But in a Jan. 20 decision, U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark, N.J., found no showing that Google and Viacom could identify which children streamed specific videos or played specific video games, as opposed to identifying children generally. The plaintiffs had accused Viacom of violating the federal Video Privacy Protection Act, and both companies of violating a New Jersey anti-computer hacking law. Chesler dismissed other claims last July, and said the plaintiffs cannot amend their lawsuit again. The litigation against Google and New York-based Viacom began in 2012.

Viacom Inc. Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on April 1, 2015

Viacom Inc. announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.33 per share on both its Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend will be payable on April 1, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 13, 2015.

Viacom, Inc.(NasdaqGS:VIAB) added to S&P 500 Value Index

Viacom, Inc.(NasdaqGS:VIAB) added to S&P 500 Value Index

Time Warner Looking For Merger Partners

Time Warner Inc., (NYSE:TWX) Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bewkes discussed the potential of a merger with CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) and Viacom, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VIAB) at DealBook conference, New York Post reports.

Viacom Inc. Agrees to Sell Senior Notes

Viacom Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.750% senior notes due 2019 at a price equal to 99.986% of the principal amount thereof and $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.850% senior debentures due 2034 at a price equal to 99.543% of the principal amount thereof. The sale of the Senior Notes and Debentures is expected to close on December 10, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Viacom intends to use the net proceeds from the offering primarily for the repayment of outstanding indebtedness, which includes the repayment of $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.250% senior notes due February 2015 and borrowings under its commercial paper program, and, to the extent that any proceeds remain, for general corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, the repurchase of shares under its share repurchase program.


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