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Eric Dale Appointed Nielsen’s New Chief Legal Officer

Wilton, CT – July 15, 2015 – Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) today announced that Eric Dale will be the company’s new Chief Legal Officer effective Aug. 1, 2015. Dale joins the company from Robinson & Cole LLP where he was a partner.

Dale has spent more than 20 years helping to build, manage and structure global companies. His work experience includes representing business clients in complex and strategic financing, mergers and acquisitions, operational and technology transactions and governance and regulatory matters. Nielsen has been one of his clients for the past eight years.

“Eric’s broad experience and perspective make him not only a great chief legal officer, but also a strong business leader,” said Mitch Barns, Nielsen’s Chief Executive Officer, to whom Dale will report. “We are thrilled to have him join our leadership team.”

“Nielsen’s position as a leading global measurement and data company in a rapidly evolving technological world makes this a rare opportunity,” said Dale. 

Dale’s experience has included working at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and serving as chief legal officer and senior vice president of corporate development to a technology company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Clark University and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School.


Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content—video, audio and text—is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit