Issued on behalf of RELX PLC
18 February 2021
Publication of Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020
RELX PLC (the "Company") has today published the following documents on the Company's website at www.relx.com:
- Annual Report and Financial Statements 2020 (the "2020 Annual Report"); and
- Corporate Responsibility Report 2020.
The 2020 Annual Report has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. It has also been submitted to the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets.
The annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2020 (the "2020 Form 20-F") will be filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") today and will be available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and on the Company's website at www.relx.com/investors/annual-reports/2020.
Copies of the 2020 Annual Report are expected to be posted to the Company's shareholders who have requested hard copies of it on or around 5 March 2021.
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 PLC.email@example.com.
The total number of voting rights in the Company's issued share capital (exclusive of shares held in treasury) is currently 1,932,400,428.
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 2020 Results Announcement issued on 11 February 2021, is set out below.
The following responsibility statement is extracted from page 121 of the 2020 Annual Report and is repeated here solely for the purposes of complying with UK Disclosure and Transparency Rule 6.3.5. Responsibility is for the full 2020 Annual Report, not the information presented in this announcement and the RELX 2020 Results Announcement.
Each of the Directors, whose names and roles can be found on pages 66 to 67 of the 2020 Annual Report, confirms that, to the best of their knowledge:
● the consolidated financial statements, prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards in conformity with the requirements of the UK Companies Act 2006 and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) adopted pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1606/2002 as it applies in the European Union and as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, following the accounting policies shown in the notes to the financial statements on pages 137 to 138, 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 and emerging risks and uncertainties that it faces.
The 2020 Annual Report and the 2020 Form 20-F contain 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 risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes of RELX PLC (together with its subsidiaries, "RELX", "we" or "our") to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. We consider any statements that are not historical facts to be "forward-looking statements". The terms "outlook", "estimate", "forecast", "project", "plan", "intend", "expect", "should", "will", "believe", "trends" and similar expressions may indicate a forward-looking statement. Important factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from estimates or forecasts contained in the forward-looking statements include, among others: current and future economic, political and market forces; the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as well as other pandemics or epidemics; changes in law and legal interpretations affecting RELX intellectual property rights and internet communications; regulatory and other changes regarding the collection, transfer or use of third-party content and data; changes in the payment model for our products; demand for RELX products and services; competitive factors in the industries in which RELX operates; ability to realise the future anticipated benefits of acquisitions; significant failure or interruption of our systems; exhibitors' and attendees' ability and desire to attend face-to-face events and availability of event venues; compromises of our data security systems or other unauthorised access to our databases; legislative, fiscal, tax and regulatory developments and political risks; exchange rate fluctuations; and other risks referenced from time to time in the filings of the Company with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of the 2020 Annual Report and the 2020 Form 20-F. Except as may be required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the 2020 Annual Report and the 2020 Form 20-F or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Paul Abrahams (Media)
Tel: +44 20 7166 5724
Colin Tennant (Investors)
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Notes for Editors
RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 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 £35bn, €41bn, $49bn.
*Note: Current market capitalisation can be found at http://www.relx.com/investorcentre
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