Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing

                    Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing

  PR Newswire

  WALTHAM, Massachusetts, August 13, 2013

WALTHAM, Massachusetts, August 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Integration expands Elsevier's books portfolio in key subject areas including
               materials science, engineering and food science

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced it has acquired Woodhead
Publishing Limited , an award-winning, UK-based publisher known for its
high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science,
engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and
biomedicine. The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing also includes Chandos
Publishing , which is known for its strong publishing program in library
information science and Asian studies.

"We are committed to improving research outcomes and researcher productivity,"
said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science & Technology Books, Elsevier.
"The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing helps us to achieve this objective.
Woodhead's global publishing program is complementary to Elsevier's books
portfolio and Martin Woodhead and his staff are as committed to content
quality as we are."

"After 24 years of building Woodhead Publishing into the successful business
it is today, the time has come for me to pass it on to a larger publisher who
can capitalize on over 1,500 published titles, a strong forward program, and
our electronic presence," said Martin Woodhead, Managing Director of Woodhead
Publishing. "I am very proud that Elsevier, a publisher I much admire for the
quality of its publishing and with whom we are a natural fit, will maintain
the same high standards of our publishing and take it to a new level both in
print and electronic markets."

Woodhead Publishing was recognized for international achievement at last
year's Independent Publishing Awards, sponsored by the London Book Fair, being
called "active and innovative in whatever country it targets."

About Woodhead Publishing Limited

Based in Cambridge, England and established in 1989, Woodhead Publishing is an
international publishing company publishing in the areas of food science,
technology and nutrition; materials and engineering; textile technology;
energy and environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment; and
mathematics. Woodhead also owns the imprint Chandos Publishing, a leading
library and information science publisher based in Witney, near Oxford.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , SciVal , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc , 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. 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.

Media contact Tom Reller Elsevier +1-215-239-3508 T.reller@elsevier.com
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