SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 27, 2011
Nielsen Holdings N.V.
The Nielsen Company B.V.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
New York, New York 10003
1112 XL Diemen
+31 20 398 8777
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On June 27, 2011, Brian J. West, Chief Financial Officer of Nielsen Holdings N.V. (Holdings) and The Nielsen Company B.V. (together with Holdings, the Company), met with representatives of a major international financial institution to discuss the Companys operations and performance. During this meeting, Mr. West made a statement that was misinterpreted by certain attendees as reaffirming guidance with respect to EBITDA margin expansion that the Company had publicly issued on April 28, 2011 in connection with the announcement of its first quarter 2011 earnings. The Company is filing this current report on Form 8-K to clarify that it was not the Companys intention to reiterate its prior guidance during the meeting nor did representatives of the Company attending the meeting believe that such guidance was actually reaffirmed in the statements made during the meeting. It is the Companys policy not to reaffirm, update or otherwise comment upon previously issued guidance other than on a quarterly basis unless in the judgment of management circumstances require otherwise.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 27, 2011
NIELSEN HOLDINGS N.V.
THE NIELSEN COMPANY B.V.
|Name:||James W. Cuminale|
|Title:||Chief Legal Officer|