November 26, 2014 2:17 PM ET


Company Overview of Harris Interactive Inc.

Company Overview

Harris Interactive Inc. operates as a consultative market research company in the United States and Canada. The company provides market research and polling services, which include ad-hoc and customized qualitative and quantitative research, service bureau research, and long-term tracking studies; and consultative solutions in areas, such as market assessment, product development, brand and communications, stakeholder relationships, reputation management, and youth and education. It also conducts market research projects for clients in automotive, transportation, travel, tourism, energy, professional services, consumer goods, restaurants, retail, financial services, healthcare, public affair...

60 Corporate Woods

Rochester, NY 14623

United States

Founded in 1956

542 Employees



Key Executives for Harris Interactive Inc.

Vice Chairman
Age: 65
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 45
Chief Operating Officer
Age: 41
Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Business Groups and President of U.S. Business Groups
Age: 41
Co-Chief Executive Officer of Uk Operations and Assistant General Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Harris Interactive Inc. Key Developments

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Investors of Harris Interactive Inc. of Claims Against the Board in Connection to the Sale of the Company to Nielsen Holdings N.V

Levi & Korsinsky notified that investors of Harris Interactive Inc. of claims of breaches of fiduciary duty against the board of directors of the company in relation to the company's recently-announced merger agreement with Nielsen Holdings N.V. A complaint was filed in Delaware state court. On November 25, 2013 Nielsen Holdings announced it would purchase all outstanding common stock through a subsidiary formed for the purposes of making the offer. Under the terms of the transaction, the company shareholders will receive $2.00 for each share of Nielsen Holdings stock they own, subject to adjustment. The claims concern whether the company's Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the company before agreeing to enter into this transaction, and whether Nielsen is underpaying for company shares. Certain members of the company's Board have agreed to tender their shares.

Harris Interactive Inc. Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2014

Harris Interactive Inc. reaffirmed earnings guidance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. For the period the company reaffirmed its previously issued adjusted EBITDA guidance of between $14.5 and $16.5 million.

Harris Interactive Completes Strategic Review

Harris Interactive Inc. (NasdaqGS:HPOL) has chosen Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) as its buyer after a review of its strategic options that started earlier in 2013. "This announcement reflects the successful completion of the turnaround strategy that we began in July 2011 and will deliver to Harris Interactive stockholders meaningful value and liquidity immediately upon closing. Harris Interactive's Board of Directors selected the Nielsen transaction after a thorough review of the company's strategic alternatives that began earlier this year," said Al Angrisani, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Interactive.

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