NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN), (the “Company”) today announced that Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.à r.l. (the “Selling Shareholder”) intends to offer for sale in an underwritten secondary offering 20,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the Selling Shareholder will grant the underwriter of the offering an option to purchase an additional 3,000,000 shares. The shares to be sold by the Selling Shareholder are attributable to affiliates of The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. The last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock on April 23, 2015 was $46.31 per share.
Citigroup will act as underwriter for the offering.
The Company has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at: www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from:
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Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.
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