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Reed Elsevier PLC REL Holding(s) in Company

  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.



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