Composition Supervisory BoardMr. Vogelzang has been reappointed for a second term of four years with effect from May 10, 2023. Mr. Bertrand Bodson, whose first four-year term expired after the AGM, regretfully was not available for reappointment, due to his other commitments and he retired after the AGM. The Supervisory Board is conducting a search for replacing Mr. Bodson, to bring the number of its members back to seven, in line with the profile.
2022 Financial Statements and DividendThe AGM adopted the Financial Statements for 2022 as included in the 2022 Annual Report and approved a total dividend of €1.81 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €1.18 per ordinary share, payable in June 2023. The cash dividend will be paid net of 15% dividend withholding tax where applicable.
Appointment new auditorKPMG has been appointed as new external auditor for the financial years 2025 – 2028. Deloitte will remain responsible for the statutory audit of the 2023 and 2024 financial reporting years.
Other AGM resolutionsAll other AGM voting items on the agenda were adopted. This included the resolutions to release the members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board from liability for the exercise of their respective duties and the extension of the authority of the Executive Board to issue shares, to acquire shares in the company, and to cancel shares.
Shareholders representedWolters Kluwer shareholders were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction, representing a total of 79.21% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote.
Detailed voting results by agenda item will be available on our website at www.wolterskluwer.com/agm shortly.