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): May 13, 2013
Nielsen Holdings N.V.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|The Netherlands||001-35042|| |
(State or other jurisdiction
85 Broad Street
New York, New York 10004
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 8.01 Other Events
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (the Company or Nielsen) is filing this Form 8-K to update financial information and certain related disclosures in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (the 2012 Form 10-K) to reflect the presentation of one of the Companys legacy online businesses as a discontinued operation. This update is consistent with the presentation of continuing and discontinued operations included in the Companys Form 10-Q for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on April 25, 2013 (the First Quarter 2013 Form 10-Q).
As disclosed in our First Quarter 2013 Form 10-Q, Nielsen completed the exit and shut down of one of its legacy online businesses. This divestiture was reported as a discontinued operation, which requires retrospective restatement of prior periods to classify operating results of this business as discontinued operations.
Exhibits filed with this Form 8-K and incorporated into this Item 8.01 by reference revise those areas contained in the 2012 Form 10-K to reflect the presentation of the historical operating results of one of Nielsens legacy online businesses as a discontinued operation and supersede those portions of the 2012 Form 10-K.
Information in the 2012 Form 10-K has not been updated for other events or developments that occurred subsequent to the filing of the 2012 Form 10-K with the SEC. For additional information related to developments since the filing of the 2012 Form 10-K, refer to the Companys First Quarter 2013 Form 10-Q and the Companys Forms 8-K filed since the filing of the 2012 Form 10-K. The information in this Form 8-K, including the exhibits, should be read in conjunction with the 2012 Form 10-K and subsequent SEC filings.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 23.1||Consent of Ernst & Young LLP|
|Exhibit 99.1||Revised Selected Financial and Other Data|
|Exhibit 99.2||Revised Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations|
|Exhibit 99.3||Financial Statements and Supplementary Data|
|Exhibit 101||The following financial information from this Form 8-K formatted in XBRL, includes: (i) Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, (ii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010; (iii) Consolidated Balance Sheets at December 31, 2012 and 2011, (iv) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the three years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, (v) Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity for the three years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, and (vi) the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.|
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: May 13, 2013
NIELSEN HOLDINGS N.V.
|By:||/s/ Brian J. West|
|Name:||Brian J. West|
Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer)