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LexisNexis Receives 2017 Corporate Leadership Award from Freedom House for Activism in Advancing the Rule of Law

April 28, 2017 — New York, NY -  LexisNexis Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics and a part of RELX Group, announced that it received the Corporate Leadership Award from Freedom House for activism in promoting and advancing the rule of law globally at an event last night in Washington, D.C.

Freedom House is an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. Additional 2017 award-winners included Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), actor and activist Richard Gere and clothier H&M.

"LexisNexis pursues the deep belief that rule of law is essential to freedom and the promise of basic rights, ideas directly aligned with the guiding principles of Freedom House," said Michael J. Abramowitz, President, Freedom House. "Their core mission to advance the rule of law in emerging and developing nations brings greater transparency to the legal system, which strengthens human rights and the judiciaries safeguarding them. Thanks to this work, people of those nations can better access justice, making LexisNexis a model for other corporations."

“We are honored and humbled to receive this award from Freedom House, which shines a spotlight on the vital role that rule of law plays in building prosperous and peaceful societies,” said Mike Walsh, CEO, LexisNexis Legal & Professional. “When rule of law flourishes, citizens across the world experience a better life - this means improved economics, lower crime, lower child mortality and longer life expectancy. Yet today, four billion people live outside the umbrella protection of the rule of law and our mission is to bring that number down to zero.”

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About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help professional customers make more informed decisions, increase productivity and serve their clients better. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 175 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

About RELX Group
RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half are in North America. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company which owns 52.9% of RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company which owns 47.1% of RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. The total market capitalization is approximately 30.8bn GBP / 36.7bn Euro / 39.5bn USD.

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LexisNexis Legal & Professional
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