REL: Reed Elsevier: Publication of Annual Reports and Financial Statements 2012 and Notices of 2013 Annual General Meetings

  REL: Reed Elsevier: Publication of Annual Reports and Financial Statements
  2012 and Notices of 2013 Annual General Meetings

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

                                                  Embargoed until 7.00am (GMT)
                                                                 12 March 2013

Reed Elsevier has today published the following documents on its website
www.reedelsevier.com.

- Annual Reports and Financial Statements 2012 for the Reed Elsevier Combined
Businesses, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV (the “2012 Financial
Statements”);

- Reed Elsevier NV Corporate Governance Statement 2012;

- Agenda with explanatory notes for the Reed Elsevier NV 2013 Annual General
Meeting (the “NV 2013 AGM Agenda”) to be held in Amsterdam on 24 April 2013;

- Notice of the Reed Elsevier PLC 2013 Annual General Meeting (the “PLC 2013
AGM Notice”) to be held in London on 25 April 2013;and

- Corporate Responsibility Report 2012.

The 2012 Financial Statements and the Reed Elsevier NV Corporate Governance
Statement 2012 have been submitted by Reed Elsevier NV to the Netherlands
Authority for the Financial Markets (Autoriteit Financiële Markten). The 2012
Financial Statements and the PLC 2013 AGM Notice have been submitted by Reed
Elsevier PLC to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available
for inspection at www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.

The Annual Report 2012 on Form 20-F will be filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission and will also be published on the Reed
Elsevier website later today.

It is expected that the 2012 Financial Statements and the PLC 2013 AGM Notice
will be mailed on 25 March 2013 to Reed Elsevier PLC shareholders and other
interested parties who have not opted-in to Reed Elsevier PLC’s electronic
communication programme.

After the respective publication dates, hard copies of the aforementioned
documents may be obtained, free of charge, on request from the registered
offices noted below.

Reed Elsevier PLC                    Reed Elsevier NV
1-3 Strand                             Radarweg 29
London                                 1043 NX Amsterdam
WC2N 5JR                               The Netherlands
REPLC.secretariat@reedelsevier.com     RENVsecretariat@reedelsevier.com
                                       

The total number of voting rights in Reed Elsevier NV’s issued share capital
(exclusive of shares held in treasury) is currently 685,947,352. The total
number of voting rights in Reed Elsevier PLC’s issued share capital (exclusive
of shares held in treasury) is currently 1,194,918,299.

Directors’ Responsibility Statement

Additional information required to be made available by Reed Elsevier PLC
under Rule 6.3.5 of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial
Services Authority, to the extent not already included in the Reed Elsevier
2012 Results Announcement issued on 28 February 2013, is set out below.

Reed Elsevier PLC's Directors' Responsibility Statement

Anthony Habgood and Duncan Palmer, Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
respectively, on behalf of the Board of Reed Elsevier PLC, confirm that to the
best of their knowledge:

- the 2012 consolidated financial statements, prepared in accordance with
International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International
Accounting Standards Board and as adopted by the European Union, give a true
and fair view of the financial position and profit or loss of the group; and

- the directors' report includes a fair review of the development and
performance of the business and the position of the group, together with a
description of the principal risks and uncertainties that it faces.

Forward looking statements

The Reed Elsevier Annual Reports and Financial Statements 2012 contain
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the US
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the US Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to a number of
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ
materially from those currently being anticipated. The terms “estimate”,
“project”, “plan”, “intend”, “expect”, “should be”, “will be”, “believe” and
similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Factors which may
cause future outcomes to differ from those foreseen in forward-looking
statements are referenced in the filings of Reed Elsevier with the US
Securities and Exchange Commission.

                                   - ENDS –

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Notes to editors

About Reed Elsevier Group plc

Reed Elsevier Group plc is a world leading provider of professional
information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including
more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by
two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV; the combined
market capitalisation of the two parent companies is approximately
£15bn/€17bn. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York
Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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