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Nielsen Set to Join the S&P 500

Monday, July 01, 2013

Nielsen Set to Join the S&P 500

17:35 EDT Monday, July 01, 2013

NEW YORK, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) will replace Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) in the S&P 500 after the close of trading on Monday, July 8. SoftBank Corp. is acquiring a substantial stake in Sprint in a deal expected to be completed soon pending final approvals.  As a result of the transaction, Sprint's public float is expected to fall substantially below the 50% public float criteria necessary for continued inclusion in the index.                                            

Nielsen Holdings is an information and measurement company. Headquartered in New York, NY, the company will be added to the S&P 500 GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Research & Consulting Services Sub-Industry index.

Following is a summary of the change:

S&P 500 INDEX ? July 8, 2013

COMPANY

GICS ECONOMIC SECTOR

GICS SUB-INDUSTRY

ADDED

Nielsen Holdings

Industrials

Research & Consulting Services

DELETED

Sprint Nextel

Telecommunication Services

Wireless Telecommunication Services

 

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Dave GuarinoCommunicationsS&P Dow Jones Indicesdave.guarino@spdji.com(212) 438-1471

David BlitzerManaging Director and Chairman of the Index CommitteeS&P Dow Jones Indicesdavid.blitzer@ spdji.com(212) 438-3907

SOURCE S&P Dow Jones Indices

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