BRIEF-Reed Elsevier purchases own shares

June 5 Thu Jun 5, 2014 1:02pm EDT

June 5 (Reuters) - Reed Elsevier :

* Purchased 133,000 Reed Elsevier Plc ordinary shares at a price of about 937.8 pence per share

* Following above purchase, Reed Elsevier Plc holds 121,704,104 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 1,147,226,696 ordinary shares in issue

* Purchased (through j.p. Morgan securities plc) 77,000 Reed Elsevier NV ordinary shares at a price of about 16.3 euros per share

* Reed Elsevier NV holds 73,780,861 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 662,225,805 ordinary shares in issue Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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