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Nielsen Holdings NV's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Nielsen Holdings NV (NLSN)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 25, 2012 08:30 a.m. ET


Liz Zale – SVP, IR

David Calhoun – CEO

Brian West – CFO


Brian Karimzad – Goldman Sachs

Michael Meltz – JP Morgan

Suzanne Stein – Morgan Stanley

Eric Boyer – Wells Fargo

Sara Gubins – Bank of America/Merill Lynch

Doug Arthur – Evercore

Matt Chesler – Deutsche Bank

Kelly Flynn – Credit Suisse

William Warmington – Raymond James

Robert Riggs – William Blair

William Bird – Lazard

Ashwin Shirvaikar – Citibank

Bishop Sheen – Wells Fargo



Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for holding, and welcome to this conference call on the First Quarter 2012 Results for Nielsen Holdings NV. Please note all lines are in listen-only mode at this time.

I will now turn the call over to the host, Liz Zale, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations. Ms. Zale, please proceed.

Liz Zale

Thank you. Good morning, everyone, and thank for joining us to discuss Nielsen’s first quarter financial performance. Joining me on the call today from Nelson is David Calhoun, Chief Executive Officer; and Brian West, Chief Financial Officer. Before we begin our prepared remarks, I’d like to remind all of you that the following discussion contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform of Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements may include comments about Nielsen’s outlook, expectations and prospects. These and other statements that relate to future financial results and events are based on Nielsen’s view as of today April 25, 2012. Our actual results in future periods may differ materially from those currently expected because of a number of risks and uncertainties.

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