SOURCE: NetRatings, Inc.

October 09, 2006 09:00 ET

NetRatings Receives Acquisition Proposal From VNU

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- NetRatings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRT), a global leader in Internet media and market research, today confirmed that its board of directors has received a proposal from VNU Group B.V. to acquire the outstanding publicly held minority interest in NetRatings for $16.00 per share in cash. The NetRatings board will meet later today to determine the process for evaluating the proposal.

About NetRatings

NetRatings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRT) delivers leading Internet media and market research solutions, marketed globally under the Nielsen//NetRatings brand. With high quality, technology-driven products and services, Nielsen//NetRatings enables clients to make informed business decisions regarding their online strategies. The Nielsen//NetRatings product portfolio includes panel-based and site-centric Internet audience measurement services, online advertising intelligence, user lifestyle, demographic and product brand preferences data, Internet reach and frequency planning tools, and custom data, research and analysis. For more information, visit

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