CorporateInvestorsDecember 03, 2014

Wolters Kluwer issues 2013 Annual Report & Sustainability Report

Agenda and convocation notice AGM available.

Information services provider Wolters Kluwer issued its 2013 Annual Report and 2013 Sustainability Report today. The reports are available online - in a new, responsive web design - and the Annual Report is available in a limited print edition. The company also published the agenda and convocation notice for the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The agenda includes the proposal to appoint Ms. Rima Qureshi as a member of the Supervisory Board

In addition to full details of Wolters Kluwer’s financial performance, the 2013 Annual Report includes several case studies, with accompanying video testimonials, highlighting the company's customers, latest activities and innovations. The report's digital version uses a leading-edge responsive design technique, meaning it adapts automatically on different devices for optimal viewing.

For the first time, our Sustainability Report includes a Materiality Analysis. Based on input from a broad range of our internal and external stakeholders, the Materiality Index gives a portrayal of our stakeholders' most important sustainability themes. Understanding the relevance of these sustainability topics will help support us in further driving our sustainability strategy. In 2013, our digital products and services once again increased compared to our paper-based portfolio.

Wolters Kluwer published its agenda and convocation notice for the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which will take place on April 23. Agenda items include the proposal to appoint Ms. Rima Qureshi as member of the Supervisory Board, the proposal to distribute a cash dividend of €0,70 per ordinary share, and the proposal to appoint Deloitte Accountants BV as new external auditor as of the financial reporting year 2015. Ms. Qureshi (Canadian, 1965) is Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects and Chairman of Region Northern Europe, Russia & Central Asia of Ericsson Group and member of the Board of Directors of MasterCard Inc. Ms. Qureshi has broad international management experience including deep operating experience in transforming technology-based companies. The information for the AGM includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting.

Calendar

23 April, 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
25 April, 2014 Ex-dividend date
29 April, 2014 Dividend record date
7 May, 2014
2014 First-Quarter Trading Update
13 May, 2014
Dividend payment date
20 May, 2014
ADR Dividend payment date
30 July, 2014 2014 Half-Year Results
5 November, 2014 2014 Third-Quarter 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.

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
This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as “expect”, “should”, “could”, “shall” and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer’s businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Contacts
Annemarije Dérogée-Pikaar
Annemarije Dérogée - Pikaar
Director, Corporate Affairs & Communications
Global Branding & Communications
Meg Geldens
Meg Geldens
Vice President, Investor Relations
Investor Relations