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 Announced Share Buyback Program Status
February 26, 2020 Up to €350 million, in 2020, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuance.

In progress

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February 20, 2019 and subsequently expanded Up to €350 million, in 2019, including amounts to offset dilution from incentive share issuance Completed 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, 2015 Up to €140 million, in 2015, including €40 million to offset dilution from incentive share issuance Completed July 1, 2015: 5.0 million shares purchased for €140 million (average price €28.13)
February 19, 2014 Up to €25 million, in 2014, to offset dilution from incentive share issuance Completed October 7, 2014: 1.2 million shares purchased for €25 million (average price €21.18)
February 20, 2013 Up to €20 million, in 2013, to offset dilution from incentive share issuance Completed July 9, 2013: 1.2 million shares purchased for €20 million (average price €16.32)
July 25, 2012 Additional up to €35 million, in 2012, to offset dilution from incentive share issuance Completed December 31, 2012: 2.4 million shares purchased for €35 million (average price €14.68)
February 22, 2012 Up to €100 million, in 2012 Completed July 9, 2012: 7.7 million shares purchased for €100 million (average price €13.07)