CorporateInvestorsMarch 09, 2022

Wolters Kluwer issues its 2021 Annual Report

Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services, today issued its 2021 Annual Report and 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Overview. The Financial Statements for 2021, as included in the 2021 Annual Report, will be proposed for adoption at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 21, 2022. The agenda with explanatory notes, and the convocation notice for the AGM are now available at www.wolterskluwer.com/agm. The agenda for the AGM includes the proposal to distribute a total dividend over the 2021 financial year of €1.57 per ordinary share. If approved, this will result in a final dividend of €1.03 per ordinary share. Furthermore, the proposals to appoint Ms. Heleen Kersten as member of the Supervisory Board and re-appoint the auditor of the company are on the agenda. The proposal to adopt the amended remuneration for the members of the Supervisory Board is also on the agenda.

The information for the AGM includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting. The AGM will be held in a hybrid format, where shareholders can attend in person or through a webcast, on April 21, 2022.

The 2021 Annual Report, with integrated selected sustainability information, and the 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Overview, are available in PDF on www.wolterskluwer.com/annual-report. The Wolters Kluwer 2021 Annual Report reflects our key achievements in 2021, and how we delivered upon our 2019-2021 strategy, Accelerating Our Value. It also sets out our 2022-2024 strategy, Elevate our Value, designed to build on the previous plan and strengthen our focus on cloud-based expert solutions.
 

Financial Calendar

March 9, 2022 Publication of 2021 Annual Report and ESG Data Overview
April 21, 2022 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
April 25, 2022 Ex-dividend date: 2021 final dividend
April 26, 2022 Record date: 2021 final dividend
May 4, 2022 First-Quarter 2022 Trading Update
May 18, 2022 Payment date: 2021 final dividend ordinary shares
May 25, 2022 Payment date: 2021 final dividend ADRs
August 3, 2022 Half-Year 2022 Results
August 30, 2022 Ex-dividend date: 2021 interim dividend
August 31, 2022 Record date: 2022 interim dividend
September 22, 2022 Payment date: 2022 interim dividend ordinary shares
September 29, 2022 Payment date: 2022 interim dividend ADRs
November 2, 2022 Nine-Month 2022 Trading Update
February 23, 2023 Full-Year 2022 Results
 March 8, 2023 Publication of 2022 Annual Report and ESG Data Overview

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.

Certain trademarks referenced are owned by Wolters Kluwer N.V. and its subsidiaries and may be registered in various countries.

This press release contains information which is to be made publicly available under Regulation (EU) 596/2014.

Contacts
Gerbert van Genderen Stort
Gerbert van Genderen Stort, Media Relations
Media Relations
Global Branding & Communications
Meg Geldens
Meg Geldens
Vice President, Investor Relations
Investor Relations
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