Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services, is pleased to announce that all resolutions were adopted as proposed at today’s Annual General Meeting.
Reappointment of members of the Supervisory Board and member of the Executive Board
Frans Cremers and Ann Ziegler were reappointed as members of the Supervisory Board and Kevin Entricken was reappointed as member of the Executive Board.
The Supervisory Board members represent a diversity of nationality, experience, talent, and expertise. Three (43%) of the seven Supervisory Board members are female, in line with Dutch corporate governance standards and proposed legislation.
2020 Financial Statements and dividend
Shareholders voted to adopt the Financial Statements for 2020 as included in the 2020 Annual Report and approved a total dividend of €1.36 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €0.89 per ordinary share.
The new remuneration policy for the Executive Board was adopted, with 97.14% of votes in favor. The Remuneration Report received 95.98% support in an advisory vote.
Frans Cremers, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: “I am delighted that so many shareholders voted in favor of the new remuneration policy which allows us to move forward with the full package of improvements that we had proposed. We are very grateful for this support and wish to thank our shareholders for the constructive feedback received over the past year.”
Other AGM resolutions
All other AGM resolutions were adopted, including the resolution to release the members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board from liability for the exercise of their respective duties; to extend the authority of the Executive Board to issue shares; to authorize the Executive Board to acquire shares in the company; and to cancel shares.
Wolters Kluwer shareholders were represented by proxy voting or by voting instruction, representing a total of 79.08% 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.