The Wolters Kluwer 2011 Annual Report and Financial Statements are now available online and in a limited print edition. These materials can also be accessed through the renewed corporate website www.wolterskluwer.com. The Report details the strategic, financial, and operational performance of Wolters Kluwer in 2011. It highlights continued growth in online and software services, enlarged global footprint in higher-growth markets, and focus on value-driven innovation in productivity solutions to help professional customers achieve their goals. The Report features the world of Wolters Kluwer’s customers through multiple articles, interviews, and compelling visual narratives, showing how the company creates value through expertise, champions innovation, and demonstrates leadership.
In addition, Wolters Kluwer’s 2011 Sustainability Report is now available. It illustrates how the essence of Wolters Kluwer’s business is creating sustainable growth by providing high-quality solutions that improve the work and life quality for its customers and communities.
Reflecting on the main driver for the company’s solid financial performance and strong market positions, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Nancy McKinstry commented:
“Customers are at the center of everything we do. The world of our professional customers keeps changing at an ever-increasing pace. Greater complexity of regulations and compliance requirements, new technologies, and a greater focus on productivity are just some of the key trends that are changing the game for our customers. Our investments in digital and mobility solutions support the transformation of our portfolio as we are working to deliver on our customers’ expectations of seamless access to information and tools anywhere and anytime.”
The Agenda with explanatory notes of the 2012 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) as well as the convocation notice for the AGM are also available. Agenda items include review of the 2011 performance, the dividend proposal of €0.68 per ordinary share, and the proposal to appoint Mr. D.R. Hooft Graafland, CFO and Member of the Executive Board of Heineken, as a member of the Supervisory Board. The information for the AGM also includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be casted at the meeting and shares held by the company.