Share Buybacks

The table below lists our share buyback programs since 2011. In July 2012, Wolters Kluwer introduced a policy to offset the dilution caused by our annual performance share issuance with share repurchases (Anti-dilution Policy). Accordingly, starting in 2012, the share buyback amounts include repurchases to offset the dilution from incentive programs.

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Date AnnouncedShare Buyback ProgramStatus
February 21, 2024

Share repurchase program of €1 billion, in 2024, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuance

In progress

For a weekly update, see Share Buyback Transactions

February 22, 2023 

Share repurchase program of €1 billion, in 2023, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuance.

Completed December 27, 2023: 8.7 million shares repurchased for €1 billion (average price €114.44) 

February 23, 2022 and subsequently expanded on August 3, 2022Share repurchase program of €1 billion, in 2022, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuance.
Completed December 28, 2022:10.1 million shares repurchased for €1 billion (average price €98.75).
February 24, 2021 and subsequently expandedUp to €410 million, in 2021, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuance and subsequently expanded to include the proceeds of one divestiture made in 2021

Completed December 29, 2021: 5.0 million shares repurchased for €410 million (average price €82.62)

February 26, 2020Up to €350 million, in 2020, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuance.Completed December 29, 2020: 5.1 million shares repurchased for €350 million (average price €68.41)
February 20, 2019 and subsequently expandedUp to €350 million, in 2019, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuanceCompleted December 27, 2019: 5.5 million shares repurchased for €350 million (average price €63.80)
February 24, 2016 and subsequently expanded

Three-year share buyback program (2016-2018), including repurchases to offset dilution caused by incentive share issuance.

Subsequently expanded to include the proceeds of 5 divestitures made in 2017 and 2018.

2018: completed €550 million

2017: completed €300 million

2016: completed €200 million

February 18, 2015Up to €140 million, in 2015, including €40 million to offset dilution from incentive share issuanceCompleted July 1, 2015: 5.0 million shares purchased for €140 million (average price €28.13)
February 19, 2014Up to €25 million, in 2014, to offset dilution from incentive share issuanceCompleted October 7, 2014: 1.2 million shares purchased for €25 million (average price €21.18)
February 20, 2013Up to €20 million, in 2013, to offset dilution from incentive share issuanceCompleted July 9, 2013: 1.2 million shares purchased for €20 million (average price €16.32)
July 25, 2012Additional up to €35 million, in 2012, to offset dilution from incentive share issuanceCompleted December 31, 2012: 2.4 million shares purchased for €35 million (average price €14.68)
February 22, 2012Up to €100 million, in 2012Completed July 9, 2012: 7.7 million shares purchased for €100 million (average price €13.07)
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