Relations with shareholders

Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV participate in regular dialogue with institutional shareholders, and presentations on the Reed Elsevier combined businesses are made after the announcement of the interim and full year results.

The boards of Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV commission periodic reports on the attitudes and views of the companies’ institutional shareholders and the results are the subject of formal presentations to the respective boards. A trading update is provided at the respective Annual General Meetings of the two companies, and towards the end of the financial year through interim Management Statements. Both Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV offer e-voting facilities in relation to proxy voting at shareholder meetings. The Annual General Meetings provide an opportunity for the boards to communicate with individual shareholders. The Chairman, the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chairmen of the board committees, other directors and a representative of the external auditors are available to answer questions from shareholders.

The interim and annual results announcements and presentations, together with the Interim Management Statements and other important announcements and corporate governance documents concerning Reed Elsevier, are published here on the Reed Elsevier website.

Reed Elsevier NV uses the e-voting system of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., which facilitates proxy voting.


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Policy on Bilateral contacts