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Wolters Kluwer to Call and Repay EUR225 Million Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds in May 2013


Wolters Kluwer to Call and Repay EUR225 Million Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds in May 2013

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 -- Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, today announced that, it has exercised its call option and will repay all of the outstanding EUR225 Million Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds (issued in 2001).

Following the settlement of its new ten year EUR700 million Eurobond with a coupon of 2.875 per cent, the company will repay all of the outstanding EUR225 Million Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds (issued in 2001) with a coupon of 6.875 per cent. The nominal principal amount of the bonds will be repaid together with all accrued interest on May 14, 2013, after which the bonds will be cancelled. Therefore, the listing of these bonds on Euronext Amsterdam will be terminated as of May 14, 2013.

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.

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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: http://hugin.info/130682/R/1687440/553384.pdf

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Source: Wolters Kluwer NV via Thomson Reuters ONE

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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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