Wolters Kluwer NV : Wolters Kluwer Launches 2012 Annual Report and 2012
Agenda and Convocation Notice AGM Available
iPad app with special interactive features enhances user experience,
highlights drive for innovation
Alphen aan den Rijn (March 13, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in
professional information services, today launched its 2012 Annual Report and
2012 Sustainability Report.
The Wolters Kluwer 2012 Annual Report and Financial Statements are available
online and in a limited print edition. The 2012 Annual Report will also become
available as an iPad app. For availability of the iPad app, follow
@Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter and check the company's website. Also the agenda
and convocation notice for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders are
The 2012 Annual Report details the financial and operational performance of
Wolters Kluwer in 2012. It also elaborates on the company's strategic
direction for the coming years under the title "Realizing Our Growth
Potential". This strategy focuses on investing in high growth segments where
Wolters Kluwer has achieved market leadership and which offer global expansion
opportunities; delivering tailored solutions and insights in order to increase
customers' productivity; and driving further efficiencies to support growth.
A special magazine section of the Annual Report introduces Wolters Kluwer's
global team of experts whose own ambitions are interwoven into the mission of
the company to support professionals in making critical decisions with
confidence, every day. Through articles, customer stories, and compelling
visuals, it shows how Wolters Kluwer responds to technological change in order
to help professionals work more effectively, addresses the challenges and
costs created by increased complexities in compliance, and helps improve
access and outcomes in global healthcare.
CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Nancy McKinstry comments:
"Customers depend on our unmatched knowledge, the inventive ways we solve
their toughest challenges, our intuitive technology, and most importantly, the
deep responsibility we feel as an essential business partner. The
professionals we serve make critical decisions every day, affecting the lives
of millions of people. Wolters Kluwer understands what is at stake."
Wolters Kluwer's 2012 Sustainability Report is also available. It illustrates
our commitment to creating sustainable growth through continuous innovation
and high-quality solutions that help professionals improve quality of life for
their customers and communities. Our employees are active participants in the
lives of the communities where they work and live. Initiatives last year
included raising funds, which the company matched, for Hurricane Sandy relief
efforts. WoltersKluwer has been recognized as one of the 'Global 100Most
Sustainable Corporations in the World' by Corporate Knights.
Also published today is the agenda and convocation notice with explanatory
notes for the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which will
take place on April 24. These items are also available on
www.wolterskluwer.com. Agenda items include review of the company's 2012
performance, the dividend proposal of €0.69 per ordinary share, the proposal
to appoint Mr. K.B. Entricken as member of the Executive Board, and the
proposals to reappoint Mr. P.N. Wakkie, Ms. B.M. Dalibard and, Mr. L.P. Forman
as members of the Supervisory Board, and the proposal to amend the Articles of
Association of the company. The information for the AGM includes an update of
issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting.
2013 Dividend calendar
*April 26, 2013 Ex-dividend date
*April 30, 2013 Dividend record date
*May 16, 2013 Dividend payment date (ordinary shares)
*May 23, 2013 ADR dividend payment date
*April 24, 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
*May 8, 2013 Trading update
*July 31, 2013 Half-Year 2012 results
*November 6, 2013 Trading update
*February 19, 2014 Full-Year 2012 results
Full overview available at www.wolterskluwer.com
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and solutions company.
It provides information, software, and services that help legal, tax, finance,
and healthcare professionals make their most critical decisions effectively
and with confidence. Customers depend on Wolters Kluwer services and solutions
to successfully move through the complex layers of data and regulation that
define modern business and government.
Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion. The group employs
over 19,000 people worldwide and maintains operations in over 40 countries
across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. The company is
headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares
are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: WKL) and are included in the AEX and
Euronext 100 indices.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements may
be identified by words such as "expect", "should", "could", "shall" and
similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking
statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by
the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to
differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation,
general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer
is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological
developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or
outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer's
businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and
divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest
rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results.
The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters
Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
Contact: Media Investors/Analysts
Caroline Wouters Meg Geldens
+ 31 (0)172 641 459 + 31 (0)172 641 407
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