SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 18, 2012
THE DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|103 JFK Parkway, Short Hills, NJ||07078|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
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|Item 8.01||Other Events.||1|
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.||1|
EX-99.1: PRESS RELEASE
|Item 8.01||Other Events.|
On March 18, 2012, Dun & Bradstreet announced that it has temporarily suspended its Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co Ltd. operations in China, pending an investigation into allegations that its data collection practices may violate local Chinese consumer data privacy laws. D&B acquired Roadways operations in 2009, and for 2011 Roadway accounted for approximately $23 million in revenue and $2 million in operating income.
In addition, D&B has been reviewing certain allegations that local employees may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and certain other laws in our China operations. D&B is cooperating with the local Chinese investigation, and has voluntarily reported these matters to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
D&B will continue to actively pursue these investigations until the matter is satisfactorily resolved.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference in this Item 8.01.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Press Release of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, dated March 18, 2012.
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.
|The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation|
|Richard S. Mattessich|
|Vice President, Associate General|
|Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary|
DATE: March 18, 2012