Wolters Kluwer Launches 2012 Annual Report and 2012 Sustainability Report

Wolters Kluwer Launches 2012 Annual Report and 2012 Sustainability Report 
ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 --  
Agenda and Convocation Notice AGM Available 
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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 available. 
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. Wolters Kluwer has been recognized as one of the
'Global 100 Most 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 EUR0.69 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 
2013 Calendar 
* 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 EUR3.6 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. 
Visit our website, YouTube, follow @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter, or
look up Wolters Kluwer on Facebook for more for information about our
customers, market
positions, brands, and organization. 
Forward-looking Statements 
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. 
PDF version of Press Release:
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Contact:
Media
Caroline Wouters
+ 31 (0)172 641 459
press@wolterskluwer.com 
Investors/Analysts
Meg Geldens
+ 31 (0)172 641 407
ir@wolterskluwer.com
 
 
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