Publication of Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018 and Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting


News Release

Issued on behalf of RELX PLC

28 February 2019

Publication of Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018

and Notice of 2019 Annual General Meeting

RELX PLC (the “Company”) has today published the following documents on
the RELX website

– Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018 (the “2018 Annual Report”);

– Notice of the 2019 Annual General Meeting (the “AGM Notice”) to be
held in London on 25 April 2019; and

– Corporate Responsibility Report 2018.

The 2018 Annual Report and the AGM Notice have been submitted to the
National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection

In addition to the routine business set out in the AGM Notice,
resolutions are being proposed in connection with the use of part of the
merger reserve created through the cross-border merger of RELX PLC and
RELX N.V. completed in September 2018. This is to increase the amount of
distributable reserves available to the Company for future dividend
payments and share buybacks. Approval of these resolutions will not
result in any change to the nominal value of the Company’s ordinary
shares or their voting rights, will have no impact on the Company’s cash
position or on its net assets, will not itself involve any distribution
or repayment of capital or share premium by the Company and will not
result in any changes to the Company’s existing dividend policy. These
resolutions are described in further detail in the AGM Notice.

The Annual Report 2018 on Form 20-F will be filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission and will also be published on the
RELX website later today.

Copies of the 2018 Annual Report are expected to be posted to
shareholders on 7 March 2019.

After publication, hard copies of the aforementioned documents may be
obtained, free of charge, on request from the Company’s registered
office, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5JR, or from

The total number of voting rights in RELX PLC’s issued share capital
(exclusive of shares held in treasury) is currently 1,962,901,304.

Directors’ Responsibility Statement

Additional information required to be made available by the Company
under Rule 6.3.5 of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK
Financial Conduct Authority, to the extent not already included in the
RELX 2018 Results Announcement issued on 21 February 2019, is set out

The following responsibility statement is extracted from page 111 of the
2018 Annual Report and is repeated here solely for the purposes of
complying with Disclosure and Transparency Rule 6.3.5. Responsibility is
for the full 2018 Annual Report not the information presented in this
announcement and the 2018 Results Announcement.

Each of the Directors, whose names and roles can be found on pages 66 to
67, confirms that, to the best of their knowledge:

– the 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 assets, liabilities, financial
position and profit or loss of the Group;

– the individual company financial statements, prepared in accordance
with Financial Reporting Standard 101 ‘Reduced Disclosure Framework’
(FRS 101), give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities,
financial position and profit or loss of the Company; 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 Annual Report and Financial Statements 2018 contains 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 ‘outlook’,
‘estimate’, ‘project’, ‘plan’, ‘intend’, ‘expect’, ‘should be’, ‘will
be’, ‘believe’, ‘trends’ and similar expressions identify
forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause future outcomes to
differ from those foreseen in forward-looking statements include, but
are not limited to: current and future economic, political and market
forces; changes in law and legal interpretations affecting the RELX
intellectual property rights; regulatory and other changes regarding the
collection, transfer or use of third party content and data; demand for
the RELX products and services; competitive factors in the industries in
which the RELX operates; compromises of our data security systems and
interruptions in our information technology systems; legislative,
fiscal, tax and regulatory developments and political risks; exchange
rate fluctuations; and other risks referenced from time to time in the
filings of RELX PLC and, historically, RELX N.V. with the US Securities
and Exchange Commission.

– ENDS –

Notes for Editors

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision
tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves
customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40
countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in
North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on
the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following
ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The market
capitalisation is approximately £34.9bn, €40bn, $45.4bn.

*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at


Paul Abrahams (Media)
Tel : +44 20 7166 5724

Tennant (Investors)
Tel: +44 20 7166 5751

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