Reed Elsevier PLC (REL) - Holding(s) in Company RNS Number : 8802P Reed Elsevier PLC 30 October 2012 TR-1: Notification of Major Interests in Shares 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of Reed Elsevier plc existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Other (please specify): 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the The Capital Group Companies, notification obligation: Inc. 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if See Schedule A different from 3.): 5. Date of the transaction and date on 26 October 2012 which the threshold is crossed reached: 6. Date on which the issuer notified: 29 October 2012 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or Above 4% reached: 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Situation previous to Resulting situation after the triggering Class/type of the Triggering transaction shares If transaction possible using Number of Number of Number of shares Number of voting % of voting the ISIN CODE shares voting rights rights rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Ordinary 48,244,134 48,244,134 48,905,996 48,905,996 4.0532% (GB00B2B0DG97) ADR 492 1,968 492 1,968 0.0002% (US7582052079_ B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration Exercise/Conversion Number of voting rights that % of financial date Period may be acquired if the voting instrument instrument is rights exercised/converted C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of % of voting financial price date Conversion voting rights instrument period rights ^xviii instrument refers to Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights % of voting rights 48,907,964 4.0534% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: See Schedule A Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: 13. Additional information: 14. Contact Name: Margaret Woods (Reed Elsevier) 15. Contact telephone number: 020 7930 7077 Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer Annex Notification of Major Interests in Shares A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation Full name (including legal form for legal The Capital Group Companies, Inc. entities) 333 South Hope Street, 55^th Floor Contact address (registered office for Los Angeles, California 90071 legal entities) (213) 615-0469 Phone number & email GRGroup@capgroup.com Other useful information (at least legal representative for legal persons) B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable Vivien Tan Full name 333 South Hope Street, 55^th Floor Contact address Los Angeles, California 90071 (213) 615-0469 Phone number Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject Fax: (213) 615-4056 to the notification obligation) C: Additional Information Due to a company reorganization, Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII") and Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC") will no longer report relevant holdings separately. With effect from 1 September 2012, the holdings under management will be reported in aggregate by the group's parent company, The Capital Group Companies, Inc. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END HOLWGGGWUUPPGCU -0- Oct/30/2012 14:33 GMT
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