UBM PLC: Update on CEO succession

Update on CEO succession 
On 16 September 2013, UBM plc announced that David Levin intended to step down
as Chief Executive Officer by 31 July 2014. With his appointment as President
and Chief Executive Officer of McGraw-Hill Education in New York, David's
departure from UBM will be effective as of 1 March 2014. 
Upon David's departure, Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman of UBM, will become
Executive Chairman until a new CEO is in place. She will chair UBM's Executive
Committee and continue to work closely with Robert Gray, Chief Financial
Dame Helen Alexander, Chairman of UBM plc, said: 
"We are making very good progress in the search for David's successor and will
ensure there is an orderly transition. UBM has a strong and experienced senior
management team, and it is very much business as usual. I congratulate David on
his exciting new role, and thank him warmly for his enormous contribution
to UBM in the past and during this transitional period." 
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Peter Bancroft             Director of Communications              
E-mail                     communications@ubm.com                  
Direct telephone           +44 20 7921 5961                         
Chris Barrie               Citigate Dewe Rogerson                  
E-mail                     chris.barrie@citigatedr.co.uk           
Direct telephone           +44 20 7282 2943                        
Mobile                     +44 796 872 72 89                        
Kate Postans               Head of Investor Relations              
Email                      investorrelations@ubm.com               
Direct telephone           +44 20 7921 5023                         


Notes to Editors

 1. UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications
    company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and
    sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and
    distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than 30
    countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and
    professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to
    work effectively and efficiently.

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 2. Dame Helen Alexander was appointed as Chairman of the UBM Board at the 2012
    AGM. She worked for the Economist Group from 1985, becoming Managing
    Director of The Economist Intelligence Unit in 1993 and Chief Executive in
    1997. She was President of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) from
    2009 to 2011. Dame Helen is a non-executive director of Rolls-Royce
    Holdings plc and of esure plc.
     3. UBM's preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2013 will be
    announced on 28 February 2014.


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