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Elsevier Acquires Knovel, Provider of Web-based Productivity Application for the Engineering Community

January 7, 2013

NEW YORK, January 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Knovel’s solution integrates technical information with analytics and search

to deliver trusted answers and drive innovation

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/homepage.cws_home ], a world-leading
provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced
today the acquisition of Knovel Corp. [http://why.knovel.com ] New York City-based Knovel
provides a web-based application that integrates technical information with analytical and
search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust.

Founded in 2001, Knovel has developed a deep knowledge of the engineering community
and is a valuable tool for thousands of engineers and students in more than 700
corporations and engineering schools worldwide. Knovel integrates information and data
from more than 100 engineering societies and publishers and makes it highly searchable and
interactive so that engineers can easily manipulate the data they find and use it in other
engineering applications.

“Knovel’s comprehensive list of content contributors, engineering-specific search, and
tools such as interactive graphs, together with Elsevier’s deep engineering content base
and global market reach, will allow us to deliver an even more comprehensive and better
integrated solution for engineers and engineering students,” said Alexander van
Boetzelaer, Managing Director of Elsevier Corporate Markets. “This acquisition will give
us the opportunity to provide an enhanced experience for our customers as they work to
overcome engineering challenges and improve technical outcomes.”

Recently named by research firm Outsell one of the “10 to Watch” in
scientific/technical and medical publishing, Knovel has expanded its offerings and
customer base as multiple factors have influenced the engineering technical reference
market segment. This market has grown rapidly, driven by advancements in technology, the
proliferation of technical data, the demand for cross-disciplinary knowledge, an aging
engineering workforce and need to educate the next generation of engineers.

“This is a great new chapter for Knovel,” said Chris Forbes, Knovel President and CEO.
“The acquisition gives us an exciting way to expand Knovel’s technology, innovation and
comprehensive content selected from the best engineering publishers and societies to more
organisations across the world.”

As a leading publisher of engineering journals and books, Elsevier offers global
reach, an extensive partner network and a high-quality pool of relevant engineering
content. Elsevier has a longstanding content licensing relationship with Knovel and will
continue to seek out the best engineering content available for customers.

The acquisition is effective immediately and financial terms of the transaction are
not being disclosed.

About Knovel

Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical
and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users
include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel
[http://why.knovel.com ] has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune
500 companies, five of the Top 10 Constituents on the FTSE 100 Index and more than 400
leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New
York City. For more information, visit http://www.knovel.com or call +1-866-240-8174.

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 ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Suite
[http://www.confidenceconnected.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 a world leading provider of professional
information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, 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 contacts
        Amy Burnis
        Director, Marketing Communications
        Knovel
        +1-617-803-8344
        aburnis@knovel.com

        Christopher Capot
        Director, Corporate Relations
        Elsevier
        +1-212-633-3164
        c.capot@elsevier.com

SOURCE Elsevier


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