CorporateInvestorsMay 08, 2013

Wolters Kluwer appoints Peter Wakkie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Mr. Wakkie previously served as Deputy Chairman and recently as acting Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

 Wolters Kluwer today announced the appointment of Peter Wakkie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, effective immediately.

Mr. Wakkie (Netherlands, 1948) previously served as Deputy Chairman and recently as acting Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He was appointed as member of Wolters Kluwer’s Supervisory Board in 2005, and most recently reelected at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of April 24, 2013.

Mr. Wakkie succeeds the late Adri Baan who passed away unexpectedly in early April of this year.

Peter Wakkie is a founding partner of Dutch-based law firm Spinath & Wakkie and previously held the position of Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and member of the Executive Board at Royal AHOLD nv. Mr. Wakkie is also a Supervisory Board member of ABN AMRO Group N.V., BCD Holdings nv, TomTom nv, and a member of the Dutch Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance.

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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