Nielsen Holdings plc

10/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/19/2021 14:32

Management Change/Compensation - Form 8-K







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 15, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

England and Wales 001-35042 98-1225347

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


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675 Avenue of Americas

New York, New York10010

United Kingdom

Nielsen House
John Smith Drive
Oxfordshire OX4 2WB
United Kingdom

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+1 (646)654-5000

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Departure of Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer

On October 15, 2021, Christopher Taft, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Nielsen Holdings plc (the "Company"), tendered his resignation effective November 12, 2021 in order to pursue another career opportunity. Mr. Taft's decision to leave the Company is not a result of any disagreement with the Company's independent auditors or any member of management on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or internal controls.

Appointment of Interim Principal Accounting Officer

Linda Zukauckas, the Company's Chief Financial Officer, will serve as the Company's interim Principal Accounting Officer, effective November 12, 2021 and continuing until such time as a replacement Principal Accounting Officer is appointed. Ms. Zukauckas will continue to serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer while performing the Principal Accounting Officer responsibilities.

Ms. Zukauckas, 60, joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in February 2020. Ms. Zukauckas was the Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer for American Express from February 2018 to January 2020. She had previously served as EVP/Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of American Express since November 2011.

Ms. Zukauckas will not receive any additional compensation for assuming the role of interim Principal Accounting Officer, and no changes have been made to any plans or arrangements in which Ms. Zukauckas participates as a result of this appointment.

Ms. Zukauckas does not have any family relationships with any of the Company's directors or executive officers and is not a party to any transactions listed in Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: October 19, 2021


/s/ Jennifer Meschewski

Name: Jennifer Meschewski
Title: Secretary