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 21, 2016




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




England and Wales   001-35042   98-1225347

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)



file number)


(I.R.S. employer

identification number)

85 Broad Street

New York, New York 10004

+1 (646) 654-5000


AC Nielsen House

London Road


Oxfordshire OX3 9RX

United Kingdom

+1 (646) 654-5000

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

Nielsen Holdings plc (the “Company”) held its annual meeting of shareholders on June 21, 2016 (the “Annual Meeting”). The Company’s shareholders considered eight proposals, each of which is described in more detail in the Company’s definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting (the “Proxy Statement”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 29, 2016. A total of 324,739,233 shares were represented at the Annual Meeting in person or by proxy, or 90.0% of the total shares entitled to vote. The final voting results for each matter submitted to a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are as follows:


     For      Against      Abstain      Broker

1. To elect the Directors listed below:


James A. Attwood, Jr.

     317,672,834         339,286         330,332         6,396,781   

Mitch Barns

     317,971,667         40,452         330,333         6,396,781   

David L. Calhoun

     317,351,592         660,789         330,071         6,396,781   

Karen M. Hoguet

     317,964,247         51,782         326,423         6,396,781   

James M. Kilts

     316,755,482         1,256,673         330,297         6,396,781   

Harish Manwani

     309,032,902         8,703,155         606,395         6,396,781   

Kathryn V. Marinello

     316,363,963         1,651,734         326,755         6,396,781   

Robert Pozen

     317,983,847         26,844         331,761         6,396,781   

Vivek Y. Ranadivé

     317,246,344         765,949         330,159         6,396,781   

Javier G. Teruel

     315,320,189         2,695,555         326,708         6,396,781   

Lauren Zalaznick

     317,742,208         273,829         326,415         6,396,781   

2. To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2016

     323,117,757         944,222         677,254         —     

3. To reappoint Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s UK statutory auditor to audit the Company’s UK statutory annual accounts for the year ending December 31, 2016

     323,115,533         944,304         679,396         —     

4. To authorize the Board of Directors to determine the compensation of the Company’s UK statutory auditor

     317,803,817         248,947         289,688         —     

5. To approve the Nielsen Holdings plc 2016 Employee Share Purchase Plan

     317,675,912         364,168         302,372         6,396,781   

6. To approve on a non-binding, advisory basis the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement pursuant to the SEC rules

     307,000,906         5,574,752         5,766,794         6,396,781   

7. To approve on a non-binding, advisory basis the Directors’ Compensation Report for the year ended December 31, 2015, which is included in the Proxy Statement

     307,845,927         4,740,232         5,756,293         6,396,781   

8. To approve the Directors’ Compensation Policy, which is included in the Proxy Statement

     308,584,537         4,247,470         5,510,445         6,396,781   


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 23, 2016



/s/ Harris A. Black

Name:   Harris A. Black
Title:   Secretary