Nielsen Announces Secondary Common Stock Offering

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NLSN), (the “Company”) a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, today announced that Valcon Acquisition Holding (Luxembourg) S.à r.l. (the “Selling Shareholder”) intends to offer for sale in an underwritten secondary offering 30,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares to be sold by the Selling Shareholder are attributable to affiliates of The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Thomas H. Lee Partners, Hellman & Friedman, AlpInvest Partners and Centerview Capital. The last reported sale price of the Company’s common stock on November 21, 2013 was $40.21 per share.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. 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:

Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Attn: Prospectus Department
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
telephone: 866-471-2526
facsimile: 212-902-9316
e-mail: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or other 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 other jurisdiction.

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NLSN) 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. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

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Contact:
Nielsen Holdings N.V.
Media Relations:
Kristie Bouryal, +1 646-654-5577
kristie.bouryal@nielsen.com
or
Investor Relations:
Kate Vanek, +1 646-654-4593
kate.vanek@nielsen.com

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