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Friday 28 March, 2008

Reed Elsevier PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

Reed Elsevier PLC
28 March 2008


28 March 2008


ISSUED ON BEHALF OF REED ELSEVIER PLC AND REED ELSEVIER NV


Transactions in own shares


Reed Elsevier PLC announces that on 28 March 2008, it purchased 465,000 Reed
Elsevier PLC ordinary shares at a price of 637.3152 pence per share.  The
purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.  Following the above purchase,
Reed Elsevier PLC holds 32,996,298 Reed Elsevier PLC ordinary shares in
treasury, and has 1,100,135,097 Reed Elsevier PLC ordinary shares in issue
(excluding treasury shares).


Reed Elsevier NV announces that on 28 March 2008, it purchased 300,000 Reed
Elsevier NV ordinary shares at a price of Euro12.1238 per share.  The purchased
shares will be held as treasury shares.  Following the above purchase, Reed
Elsevier NV holds 23,177,791 Reed Elsevier NV ordinary shares in treasury, and
has 636,204,940 Reed Elsevier NV ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury
shares).




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