Elsevier and MediMedia MAP Partner in Health

Leading International Medical Publisher Expands Elsevier Offering

Amsterdam, 1 August 2005

Elsevier, a leading global healthcare and scientific publisher, announced today that it has bought MediMedia's professional medical publishing businesses ("MediMedia MAP"). This expands existing publishing programs and digital services, accelerates growth, and meets the demand for structured continuing education amongst medical and allied healthcare professionals worldwide.

MediMedia MAP is a key provider of medical information in rapidly growing international healthcare markets. Based in France, Spain, the US, the UK, Italy and Mexico, MediMedia MAP publishes the prestigious imprints of Masson, Doyma and Netter, providing medical books, journals and reference information for the practitioner market as well as continuing medical education and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored communications.

"Needless to say, we are delighted that MediMedia MAP's key geographic markets, established titles, and specific areas of expertise provide such an excellent complement to Elsevier's,"commented Brian Nairn, CEO of Elsevier's Health Sciences, "We are confident that our global health publishing activities will provide our customers with enriched solutions and resources, further contributing to their professional success."

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.elsevier.com

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