Reed Business Information, part of RELX Group, today announced its intention to sell all shares in Koninklijke PBNA B.V. to Anthony Investment Holding B.V.
The strategy of RELX Group is based on providing information solutions and analytics for professional customers across global industries, by combining content and data with analyses and technology on global platforms. The activities of PBNA no longer fit within the focus of RELX Group. As a result, RELX Group intends to withdraw from the exam market. Anthony Investment Holding B.V. is a suitable party in strong financial condition and is capable of shaping PBNA’S growth aspirations.
AIH is an independent investment holding company with a primary focus on activities related to the Dutch education market. BCN (Business Centre Nederland) is also a part of AIH and is a well-positioned independent provider of training and conference facilities across the Netherlands. Given the focus on the broader education market, the professional organization, the market knowledge and the long-term focus, AIH is suited to further support and shape the continuity and long-term strategic growth aspirations of PBNA.
The intended sale is subject to the completion of the customary consultation procedures with the central works council of RELX Group.
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About Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedbusiness.com
About RELX Group
RELX Group is a world‐leading 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 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 £27bn/€33bn/$36bn.
About Anthony Investment Holding
AIH is an independent investment holding company with a primary focus on activities related to the Dutch education market. BCN (Business Centre Nederland) is also a part of AIH and is a well-positioned independent provider of training and conference facilities across the Netherlands.
For more information, please contact:
Paulien Alblas, Reed Business Information
T: +31 (0)6-57563876
RELX Investor Relations
Colin Tennant, RELX Group
T: +44 (0) 207 166 5751