CorporateInvestorsMarch 08, 2011

Wolters Kluwer launches 2010 Annual Report and celebrates its 175th anniversary at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange

Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals, launched its 2010 Annual Report today. Celebrating the company’s 175th anniversary, Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, today also opened trading at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in honor of the 100th anniversary of  International Women’s Day.

This year’s International Women’s Day focuses on equal access to education, training, and science and technology. Joining the celebrations of women’s achievements taking place across the globe today, Nancy McKinstry, a leading female in business, opened the day for trading at the NYSE Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam at 9:00 am with the ringing of the opening bell.

As of today, Wolters Kluwer’s 2010 Annual Report is available. The report gives details on Wolters Kluwer’s 2010 performance from a strategic, operational, and financial perspective, highlighting the continued transformation of the company’s portfolio and the broadening of its geographic footprint. The 2010 Annual Report will also become available as an iPad app, illustrating Wolters Kluwer’s focus on providing intelligent solutions and services through a variety of value-adding, innovative platforms and channels, and in print. For the availability of the iPad app, follow @Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter.

Looking back at the rich history of Wolters Kluwer as well as looking forward to the future, Nancy McKinstry commented: "Wolters Kluwer’s deep understanding of customer needs and the market trends that influence them is rooted in our long and rich history of producing high-quality information and tools across regions and market segments. When the founding fathers of Wolters Kluwer launched their business 175 years ago, they set out to improve the quality of educational materials and as a result of their work they educated new generations of professionals. To this day, Wolters Kluwer continues this strong tradition, always focused on delivering value-adding, next-generation information and solutions to our customers."

On March 16, 2011, copies of the 2010 Annual Report as well as the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 27, 2011, at 11:00 am at the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, will be available and can be ordered upon request. A Dutch Year Overview 2010 will be available as of this date and all details will be on the Reports section of this website.

Calendar

March 16, 2011 Publication of 2010 Annual Report print
April 27, 2011 Annual General Meeting of Shareholder
April 29, 2011 Ex-dividend quotation
April 29 – May 13, 2011 Choice period stock dividend
May 3, 2011 Dividend record date
May 11, 2011 Trading update
May 13, 2011 Stock dividend ratio date (after the close of trading) May 17, 2011 Cash distribution payable
May 17, 2011
May 17, 2011 Cash distribution payable
May 24, 2011 ADR Cash distribution payable
July 27, 2011 Half-Year 2011 results
November 9, 2011 Trading update
February 22, 2012 Full-Year 2011 results
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.