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Thursday 18 September, 2014

UBM plc

UBM plc statement re: market speculation

18 September 2014

UBM plc statement re: market speculation

UBM plc notes recent market speculation concerning a potential acquisition of
Advanstar by UBM.  UBM confirms that it is involved in discussions which may,
or may not, lead to a transaction.  A further announcement will be made in due
course, if appropriate.

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Peter Bancroft              Director of Communications               
E-mail                      [email protected]                   
Direct telephone            +44 20 7921 5961                         
Chris Barrie                Citigate Dewe Rogerson                   
Email                       [email protected]            
Telephone                   +44 7968 727289                          
Chantal Bradford            Investor Relations Manager               
Email                       [email protected]                 
Direct telephone            +44 20 7921 5943                         

Notes to Editors

1. About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications
company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and
sellers together at events, online and in print. Our 5,000 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.

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Forward looking statements

This press release contains statements which are not based on current or
historical fact and which are forward looking in nature. These forward looking
statements reflect knowledge and information available at the date of
preparation of this press release and the Company undertakes no obligation to
update these forward looking statements. Such forward looking statements are
subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties facing the Group
including, without limitation, those risks described in this press release, and
other unknown future events and circumstances which can cause results and
developments to differ materially from those anticipated. Nothing in this press
release should be construed as a profit forecast.

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