Date: 12 September 2017

Reed Business B.V. announces intention to sell Landleven portfolio

Reed Business Information (RBI), part of RELX Group, has today announced its intention to sell the Landleven portfolio to Belgium based Roularta Media Groep NV (“RMG”). The management will be done by Senior Publications Nederland BV (“SPN”), part of RMG. The Landleven portfolio includes Landleven Magazine, Landleven Boeken, Landleven Events, Landleven online, Landleven online webshop, Landleven newsletter, Landleven app, Landleven Loyalty Products en Landleven social media accounts.

Senior Publications Nederland BV (SPN) is a multi-media publishing company based in Baarn, The Netherlands. SPN was founded in 1990 as a joint venture between the French publisher Bayard and Belgian Roularta Media Group NV.

This decision reflects Reed Business B.V. continuing strategic priority of focusing on its data and analytics business.

The intended sale is subject to the completion of the customary consultation procedures with the works council of Reed Business Information.

 

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About Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including finance, agriculture, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
www.reedbusiness.com

About RELX Group
RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America.

RELX PLC is a London listed holding company which owns 52.9% of RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. The total market capitalisation is approximately £33bn|€37bn|$44bn.
www.relx.com

For more information, please contact:
Jane Baldwin, Reed Business Information
T: +44 (0) 20 8652 8018
E: Jane.Baldwin@reedbusiness.com

About SPN
Senior Publications Nederland BV (SPN) is a multi-media publishing company based in Baarn, The Netherlands. SPN was founded in 1990 as a joint venture between the French publisher Bayard and Belgian Roularta Media Group NV. Key activity is Plus Magazine, with a circulation of 250,000 copies and a reach of 850,000 readers. Plus Magazine is the largest monthly magazine in the Netherlands. Next to Plus Magazine a range of derivative activities and products have been developed (practical guides, digital magazines, (health) insurances, cruises, etc.). In addition, SPN operates a number of successful websites including plusonline.nl, healthnet.nl and cycles123.nl. SPN is also active in the event sector with the 50plus fair (the world’s largest event for the elderly), the national health fair and the Plus Walker Day. SPN employs 65 employees.

For more information, please contact:
Dirk Oeyen, CEO SPN, tel. 0031 6 22 97 59 60
Wim Lanser, CFO SPN, tel. 0031 6 12 86 94 07

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