CorporateInvestorsApril 23, 2020

Wolters Kluwer first-quarter 2020 headline results

At today’s Annual General Meeting, Wolters Kluwer will present a summary of 2019 financial results and strategic progress as part of the meeting agenda.

Management will also discuss how it has been supporting frontline healthcare customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has transitioned over 95% of its employees to a work-from-home status to protect their health and wellbeing.

The company is still evaluating the impact of COVID-19 on its business going forward and will not be presenting or answering questions on the 2020 financial outlook at the meeting today.

First quarter 2020 performance was solid, with organic revenue growth of 4% and good margin improvement. Recurring revenues, which made up 82% of total revenues in the quarter, sustained 5% organic growth. Non-recurring revenues declined 2%, exhibiting the early impact from COVID-19 in the final two weeks of March. We intend to provide further detail on first quarter performance and an update on the outlook for 2020 in our first-quarter trading update scheduled for May 6, 2020.

The Annual General Meeting can be followed on our website at The CEO’s presentation slides will be made available shortly before the meeting starts.

Financial Calendar

April 23, 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
April 27, 2020 Ex-dividend date: 2019 final dividend
April 28, 2020 Record date: 2019 final dividend
May 6, 2020 First-Quarter 2020 Trading Update
May 20, 2020 Payment date: 2019 final dividend ordinary shares
May 27, 2020 Payment date: 2019 final dividend ADRs
August 5, 2020 Half-Year 2020 Results
September 1, 2020 Ex-dividend date: 2020 interim dividend
September 2, 2020 Record date: 2020 interim dividend
September 24, 2020 Payment date: 2020 interim dividend
October 1, 2020 Payment date: 2020 interim dividend ADRs
October 30, 2020 Nine-Month 2020 Trading Update
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.

Forward-looking statements and other important legal information

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