CorporateInvestorsMarch 13, 2013

Wolters Kluwer launches 2012 Annual Report and 2012 Sustainability Report

Agenda and convocation notice AGM available. iPad app with special interactive features enhances user experience, highlights drive for innovation.

Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, today launched its 2012 Annual Report and 2012 Sustainability Report.

The Wolters Kluwer 2012 Annual Report and Financial Statements are available online and in a limited print edition. Also the agenda and convocation notice for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders are available.

The 2012 Annual Report details the financial and operational performance of Wolters Kluwer in 2012. It also elaborates on the company’s strategic direction for the coming years under the title “Realizing Our Growth Potential”. This strategy focuses on investing in high growth segments where Wolters Kluwer has achieved market leadership and which offer global expansion opportunities; delivering tailored solutions and insights in order to increase customers’ productivity; and driving further efficiencies to support growth. 

A special magazine section of the Annual Report introduces Wolters Kluwer’s global team of experts whose own ambitions are interwoven into the mission of the company to support professionals in making critical decisions with confidence, every day. Through articles, customer stories, and compelling visuals, it shows how Wolters Kluwer responds to technological change in order to help professionals work more effectively, addresses the challenges and costs created by increased complexities in compliance, and helps improve access and outcomes in global healthcare.

Customers depend on our unmatched knowledge, the inventive ways we solve their toughest challenges, our intuitive technology, and most importantly, the deep responsibility we feel as an essential business partner. The professionals we serve make critical decisions every day, affecting the lives of millions of people. Wolters Kluwer understands what is at stake.
Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of Executive Board

Wolters Kluwer’s 2012 Sustainability Report is also available. It illustrates our commitment to creating sustainable growth through continuous innovation and high-quality solutions that help professionals improve quality of life for their customers and communities. Our employees are active participants in the lives of the communities where they work and live. Initiatives last year included raising funds, which the company matched, for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Wolters Kluwer has been recognized as one of the 'Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World' by Corporate Knights.

Also published today is the agenda and convocation notice with explanatory notes for the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which will take place on April 24. These items are also available on wolterskluwer.com. Agenda items include review of the company’s 2012 performance, the dividend proposal of €0.69 per ordinary share, the proposal to appoint Mr. K.B. Entricken as member of the Executive Board, and the proposals to reappoint Mr. P.N. Wakkie, Ms. B.M. Dalibard and, Mr. L.P. Forman as members of the Supervisory Board, and the proposal to amend the Articles of Association of the company. The information for the AGM includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting.

2013 Dividend calendar

  • April 26, 2013 Ex-dividend date
  • April 30, 2013 Dividend record date
  • May 16, 2013 Dividend payment date (ordinary shares)
  • May 23, 2013 ADR dividend payment date

2013 Calendar

  • April 24, 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
  • May 8, 2013 Trading update
  • July 31, 2013 Half-Year 2013 results
  • November 6, 2013 Trading update
  • February 19, 2014 Full-Year 2013 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.
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Director, Corporate Affairs & Communications
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Vice President, Investor Relations
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