Nielsen (India) Private Limited Files Petition For Demerger Of Media Business Into Neurofocus Systems & Services Private Limited

Mumbai, August 17, 2020– Scheme of arrangement between Nielsen (India) Private Limited (‘Demerged Company’) and Neurofocus Systems & Services Private Limited (‘Resulting Company’) and their respective shareholders under section 230-232 of the Companies Act 2013 has been filed with the NCLT Mumbai bench (‘NCLT’) for its approval on the proposed demerger of the Demerged Undertaking from the Demerged Company into the Resulting Company. The petition is fixed for final hearing before the NCLT on 2nd September 2020.

Accordingly, as directed by the NCLT vide its order dated 28th July 2020, we have attached the following documents for your reference:

1) Copy of the Demerger Scheme

2) Copy of the notice served to the Registrar of Companies.

3) Copy of the notice served to the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax.

4) Copy of the notice served to the Regional Director.

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