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Nielsen prices secondary common stock offering

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) said it has announced the pricing of its previously announced offering by selling shareholder Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.à r.l of 20,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price per share to the public of USD47.20.

In addition, the selling shareholder has granted the underwriter of the offering an option to purchase an additional 3,000,000 shares. The shares sold by the selling shareholder are attributable to affiliates of The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners, Hellman and Friedman and AlpInvest Partners. The last reported sale price of the company´s common stock on June 2, 2014 was USD47.92 per share.

Goldman, Sachs and Co. acted as underwriter for the offering.

Nielsen is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. It has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit


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