COLUMBIA, MD ““ JANUARY 11, 2010 ““The Board of Directors of Arbitron, Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today that, effective immediately, Michael P. Skarzynski has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Also effective immediately, William T. Kerr, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, will become Arbitron’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Bill’s experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of a large public media company coupled with his board memberships make him uniquely qualified to lead Arbitron. Additionally, Bill’s service as a member of Arbitron’s Board of Directors should provide a fast and effective transition into his new role,” said Philip Guarascio, Chairman of the Board, Arbitron Inc.
Mr. Skarzynski and the Company’s Board together determined that he had violated a Company policy in a matter entirely unrelated to the financial performance of the Company. Accordingly, Mr. Skarzynski has submitted his resignation to the Company.