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Elsevier Appoints New Managing Director of A&G Research Markets

March 27, 2012

AMSTERDAM, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Olivier Dumon leads development of information solutions for researchers

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical, and medical information products and services, announced the appointment of
Olivier Dumon as the new Managing Director of its Academic and Government Research Markets
group. Dumon replaces Jay Katzen, who now manages the Clinical Decision Support department
in Elsevier’s Health Sciences division.

Olivier Dumon brings more that 15 years of international experience to Elsevier, among
which five years at eBay where he led the company’s product management, vertical strategy
and the customer service organization, focusing strongly on improving the eBay search
engine. This boosted business in France, after which Oliver moved to eBay’s headquarters
in San Jose (California), continuing his search projects on a global scale. After five
years he was approached to become the Vice President Product Management of Search and Data
at AT&T Interactive. In this role, Olivier launched several initiatives to improve the
quality of data and the relevance of the Yellow Pages search engine, resulting in a top 3
ranking of business finder sites in terms of customer satisfaction. Olivier has a MBA from
Harvard and a BSc from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Grenoble.

“With his background and experience, Olivier is very well placed to lead the A&G
Research Markets group in developing valuable information solutions for researchers,” said
Ron Mobed, CEO of Elsevier Science & Technology. “Moreover, his four years in Silicon
Valley, where organizations are accustomed to constantly having to adapt to the rapidly
changing environment, will certainly be of added value to our company. Over recent years,
Elsevier has made significant strides in improving the research experience, for example by
extracting more insight from data by introducing analytics functionality and launching the
Application Marketplace. Our A&G Research Markets group has played and will continue to
play a major role in this process, which places Olivier in a key position in our company.”

Elsevier’s A&G Research Markets group helps researchers within academic and government
institutions to be more productive. Among other things, the group is responsible for the
development and delivery of the SciVerse [http://www.info.sciverse.com ] platform for
scientific search and discovery, which includes SciVerse Hub and Application Marketplace
and integrates ScienceDirect and Scopus. SciVerse facilitates collaboration, rewards
innovation and generates higher content value. Combined with productivity-enhancing
applications, this allows researchers to work more efficiently and enhance their research
outcomes.

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
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], SciVerse Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], MD Consult
[http://www.mdconsult.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Consult [http://www.nursingconsult.com ],
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
[http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help
research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher and information provider, which
is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN
(Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

        Media contact
        Harald Boersma
        Senior Manager Corporate Relations, Elsevier
        +31-20-485-27-36
        H.boersma@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier


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