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): February 11, 2013
Nielsen Holdings N.V.
The Nielsen Company B.V.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)|| |
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 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On February 11, 2013, Nielsen Holdings N.V. (the Company) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.
A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On February 11, 2013, the Company announced that its Board of Directors adopted a cash dividend policy pursuant to which the Company intends to pay quarterly cash dividends on its outstanding common stock. The first quarterly cash dividend under this policy was declared by the Companys Board of Directors in the amount of $0.16 per share payable on March 20, 2013 to holders of record of the Companys common stock on March 6, 2013. The cash dividend policy and the payment of future cash dividends under that policy are subject to the Board of Directors continuing determination that the dividend policy and the declaration of dividends thereunder are in the best interests of the Companys shareholders and are in compliance with all laws and agreements to which the Company is subject.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Exhibit 99.1||Press Release, dated February 11, 2013, issued by Nielsen Holdings N.V. pertaining to the financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2012.|
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: February 11, 2013
NIELSEN HOLDINGS N.V.
THE NIELSEN COMPANY B.V.
|/s/ James W. Cuminale|
|Name:||James W. Cuminale|
|Title:||Chief Legal Officer|