UBM divests electronics media portfolio

Released : 03-Jun-2016 07:00

                                                                    3 June 2016

                    UBM divests electronics media portfolio

UBM plc (LSE: UBM-LN) today announces that it has reached agreement to divest
its electronics media portfolio to an affiliate of Arrow Electronics Inc. for a
cash consideration of $23.5m.

The portfolio comprises the US and Asian versions of EE Times, EDN, ESM,
Embedded, EBN, TechOnline and Datasheets.com.  In 2015 these assets generated
revenues of $19m - $16m online and $3m print.  The sale is subject to customary
closing conditions and regulatory clearance in China.

Tim Cobbold, CEO of UBM plc, said:

"In line with our 'Events First' strategy this transaction further improves the
alignment between our portfolio of Events and Other Marketing Services."

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Contacts

Kate Postans   Head of Investor Relations    Kate.Postans@ubm.com    +44 207 921 5023
               and Corporate Communications,
               UBM plc

Meredith       Head of PR and                Meredith.Corley@ubm.com +1 (703)
Corley         Communications,                                       853-8977
               UBM Americas

Jon Coles, Andy Rivett-Carnac, Craig Breheny ubm@brunswickgroup.com    +44 207 404
                                                                     5959

Notes to Editors

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company,
whose primary focus is events. We help businesses do business, bringing the
world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,100
staff in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve
commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their
markets to work effectively and efficiently.  Running over 400 events per year,
UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the largest
independent organiser in the US and China.

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