Acquisition of Arbitron, Inc. by Nielsen Holdings N.V. May Not Be in Arbitron's Shareholders' Best Interests

Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:25pm EST

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SAN DIEGO and  COLUMBIA, Md.,  Dec. 19, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholder rights
attorneys at  Robbins Umeda LLP  are investigating possible breaches of
fiduciary duty and other violations of the law by members of the board of
directors of Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) in connection with their efforts to sell
the company to Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN). Arbitron is an international
media and marketing information services company.


On  December 18, 2012, Arbitron and Nielsen announced they had entered into a
definitive agreement under which Nielsen will acquire Arbitron through an all
cash tender offer that values the company at  $1.26 billion. Arbitron
shareholders will receive  $48  per share.

The Board of Directors' Actions May Prevent Arbitron Shareholders from Receiving
the Maximum Value for Their Stock

Robbins Umeda LLP's investigation focuses on whether the board of directors at
Arbitron is undertaking a fair process to obtain maximum value and adequately
compensate its shareholders. On  October 24, 2012, Arbitron announced strong
financial results for third quarter 2012 and the nine months ending  September
30, 2012. The company reported significant increases in both income and revenue
for over the same periods in 2011. Further, Arbitron beat analysts' earnings per
share estimates in seven of the past eight quarters and revenue estimates in six
of the past eight quarters. Given these facts, the firm is examining whether the
board of directors' decision to sell Arbitron for  $48  per share is fair to
shareholders and maximizes the value for their shares.   

Arbitron shareholders have the option to file a  class action lawsuit  against
the company to secure the best possible price for shareholders and the
disclosure of material information so shareholders can make an informed decision
on whether to tender their shares in the tender offer. Arbitron shareholders
interested in information about their rights and potential remedies can contact 
Darnell R. Donahue  at (800) 350-6003,, or via the 
shareholder information form  on the firm's website.

Robbins Umeda LLP is a nationally recognized leader in securities litigation and
shareholder rights law. The firm represents individual and institutional
investors in shareholder derivative and securities class action lawsuits, and
has helped its clients realize more than  $1 billion  of value for themselves
and the companies in which they have invested. For more information, please go

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Darnell R. Donahue
(619) 525-3990 or Toll Free (800) 350-6003

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