Wolters Kluwer's shareholders meet at least once a year at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
The General Meeting of Shareholders provides Wolters Kluwer with the opportunity to present and explain the annual results and the progression of business activities to the company's shareholders. It is also the event where shareholders are asked to approve the dividend and to endorse a certain number of resolutions, which will organize the company's life.
The General Meeting of Shareholders is called by the Supervisory Board or the Executive Board. The Chair of the Supervisory Board leads the meeting.
The meeting agenda shall in each case contain the report of the Executive Board, the adoption of the financial statements, the report of the Supervisory Board, and the proposal to distribute dividend or other distributions.
Rights of Shareholders
Shareholders and/or holders of depositary receipts who alone or jointly represent half a percent of the issued capital are entitled to request the Executive Board to put items on the agenda for the General Meeting of Shareholders. The Company determines a registration date (record date) for the exercise of the voting rights and the rights relating to Meetings.