InvestorsJanuary 19, 2017

Share Buyback transaction details January 12-18, 2017

Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 250,000 of its own ordinary shares in the period from January 12, 2017 up to and including January 18, 2017 for €8.8 million and at an average share price of €35.13.

These share repurchases are part of the three-year (2016-2018), up to €600 million buyback program announced on February 24, 2016. The number of shares repurchased under this three-year program is as follows:

Share Buyback program 2016-2018

Period Cumulative shares repurchased in period Total consideration (€ million) Average share price (€)
2017 To Date 520,937 18.2 34.90
2016 5,826,473 199.7 34.28
Total 6,347,410 217.9 34.33

Wolters Kluwer has mandated a third party to execute repurchases on its behalf for up to €50 million in ordinary shares in the period January 2, 2017 - February 21, 2017.

Further information is available on our website:

About Wolters kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

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