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Nielsen Appoints Kate Vanek Senior Vice President, Investor Relations

NEW YORK – June 6, 2013 Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, today announced that Kate W. Vanek has been appointed Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, effective July 8. Vanek will be based in New York City and report to Chief Financial Officer Brian West.

In this role, Vanek will have global responsibility for Nielsen’s investor relations, including all initiatives related to communicating the Company’s strategy, growth prospects and financial performance to investors and analysts.

“Kate brings an extensive background and a proven track record as a recognized investor relations professional,” said West. “We look forward to her leadership as we continue to strengthen our relationships with the financial community and work to enhance value for our shareholders.”

Vanek joined Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) in 2008 and managed all aspects of investor and government relations since 2009, including the merger of The Stanley Works and Black & Decker. While at Stanley Black & Decker, Vanek was named to the 2011 and 2012 Institutional Investor All-America Executive Teams – Best Investor Relations Professional. Previously, Vanek held positions with Bear, Stearns and Co. and Thompson Financial. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and the University of Richmond.

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Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit


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