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LexisNexis to enter Chinese auto insurance market through joint-venture with Jing You

10/23/2014

LONDON and ATLANTA - LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a division of Reed Elsevier, has announced its intention to create a joint-venture with Jing You, a leading private supplier of data, software and services to the insurance industry in the People’s Republic of China. The joint-venture will supply data to insurance companies in China and be based in Beijing.

The partnership is part of LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ strategy of internationalizing its business in fast-growing markets. The company already provides extensive services to US auto insurance carriers and is increasing its product offering to UK motor insurers.

“The auto insurance market in China is growing rapidly, and the combination of our expertise and technology with Jing You’s data and deep understanding of the local market provides us both with a unique opportunity,” said Bill Madison, chief executive, Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “This marks another important step in the international growth of our company through partnerships with organisations in markets that are already viable and productive.”

“Jing You has been cultivating the Chinese insurance data market for more than 10 years. It owns high-quality data, services a large customer base, and has deep experience meeting the needs of the local market. Combined with LexisNexis’ technology and product expertise, we will offer even better products and services to the Chinese insurance industry,” said Feng Yancheng, founder and chief executive officer, Jing You. “Following the upcoming reform of Chinese non-compulsory auto insurance products, insurers will increasingly focus on improving management and performance through data products and services. The joint-venture between Jing You and LexisNexis will leverage the resources of both parties, and offer even better outcomes to our customers.”

Financial terms were not disclosed. The completion of the transaction is conditional upon regulatory approval.

Notes to editors
About Jing You
Jing You is the largest provider of data to the insurance industry in China. For more than 10 years, Jing You’s products and services have been helping insurers achieve improved standardization of business management and greater risk control. As the leading provider to the market, Jing You pays close attention to the reliability, security, and performance of data products, and enjoys a very good reputation in the Chinese insurance industry.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries including insurance, financial services, healthcare and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX Group (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. For more information, please visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com and www.relx.com.

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