Class Action Lawsuit Announced Against Arbitron Inc. by Schatz Nobel Izard

HARTFORD, Conn., May 1, 2008 (Lawfuel) — The law firm of Schatz
Nobel Izard P.C., which has significant experience representing
investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a
lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all
persons who purchased the common stock of Arbitron, Inc. (“Arbitron” or
the “Company”) (NYSE:ARB) between July 19, 2007 and November 26, 2007,
inclusive (the “Class Period”).

The Complaint charges that Arbitron and certain of its officers
violated federal securities laws. Arbitron, through its subsidiaries,
provides media and marketing information services in the United States
and internationally. The Company’s Portable People Meter ratings
service is purportedly capable of measuring the audiences of radio,
television, cable television, Internet and satellite radio broadcasts.

The Complaint alleges that, during the Class Period, defendants issued
materially false and misleading statements that misrepresented and
failed to disclose: (i) that Arbitron’s scheduled implementation of its
Portable People Meter ratings service in certain major markets was not
performing according to internal expectations and the Company was
experiencing significant difficulties such that it would have to delay
its implementation; and (ii) as a result, defendants lacked a
reasonable basis for their positive statements about the timing of the
implementation of Arbitron’s Portable People Meter ratings service and
the Company’s prospects and future earnings.

On November 26, 2007, Arbitron announced that “it (would) delay the
commercialization of its Portable People Meter (PPM) radio ratings
service in nine markets” and that the Company would be revising its
financial guidance for 2007 and its outlook for 2008. On this news, the
price of Arbitron common stock fell $7.21 per share, or over 14.74%, to
close at $41.70 per share on November 27, 2007.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than June 30, 2008,
request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A
lead plaintiff is a class member that acts on behalf of other class
members in directing the litigation. Although your ability to share in
any recovery is not affected by the decision whether or not to seek
appointment as a lead plaintiff, lead plaintiffs make important
decisions which could affect the overall recovery for class members.

While Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. has not filed a lawsuit against the
defendants, to view a copy of the Complaint initiating the class action
or for more information about the case, class action cases in general,
and your rights, please contact Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. toll-free at
(800) 797-5499, or by e-mail at [email protected], or visit our website:

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