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Welcome to the Reed Elsevier Annual Reports and Financial Statements 2008

Financial highlights

+15% EPS GROWTH* (*Adjusted EPS growth at constant currencies)

Summary of financial performance in 2008


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2008 has been a successful year for Reed Elsevier with significant strategic and financial progress

Chief Executive
Officer’s report

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2008 saw a focus on driving online workflow solutions, reshaping the portfolio and improving cost efficiency

Chief Financial
Officer’s report

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Revenue was up 7% and adjusted operating profit was up 12% at constant currencies

Operating and financial

  1. Revenue by division
  2. 1
    Elsevier 32%
  3. 2
    LexisNexis 36%
  4. 3
    Reed Exhibitions 13%
  5. 4
    Reed Business Information 19%

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Operating and financial performance review for the combined businesses and divisions in 2008


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Details of the Directors’ remuneration arrangements

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