Compliance with codes of best practice

The Boards of RELX PLC and RELX NV have implemented standards of corporate governance and disclosure policies applicable to companies listed on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges. The effect of this is that a standard applying to one will, where not in conflict, also be observed by the other.

The Boards of RELX PLC and RELX NV support the principles and provisions of corporate governance contained in the UK Corporate Governance Code 2014 (the UK Code) and the Dutch Corporate Governance Code 2008 (the Dutch Code). The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published a revised UK Corporate Governance Code in April 2016 (the 2016 UK Code), which applies to RELX Group for the accounting period beginning on 1 January 2017.

The Boards expect to comply in full with the 2016 UK Code during the 2017 reporting period. The Dutch Monitoring Committee published a revised Dutch Corporate Governance Code in December 2016, which applies to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2017, and will be reported on in 2018.

The Comply or Explain checklist in relation to the Dutch Code can be found here.

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New York Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Rules