CorporateInvestorsNovember 02, 2016

Wolters Kluwer nominates Frans Cremers and Ann Ziegler for appointment to Supervisory Board

Wolters Kluwer today announced the nomination of Frans Cremers and Ann Ziegler for appointment to its Supervisory Board. The nomination will be submitted to the Wolters Kluwer Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 20, 2017. Messrs. Wakkie and Forman will retire from the Board after the Annual General Meeting in 2017. Upon his appointment, Mr. Cremers will succeed Mr. Wakkie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Frans Cremers is currently Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SBM Offshore and Member of the Supervisory Board of Vopak. He is also Member of the Capital Market Committee of the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). Mr. Cremers was Member of the Executive Board and CFO of Dutch listed company VNU, a former Dutch publishing company, from 1997 until 2004 and held various positions at Royal Dutch Shell from 1975 to 1996. After leaving VNU he has served as member of various supervisory boards.

Since 2008, Ann Ziegler has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDW Corporation, an international provider of technology solutions for business, government and education. Previously she held multiple roles in finance and corporate development at Sara Lee Corporation where she started in 1993. Ms. Ziegler has served on public company boards as a member of Audit, Nominating and Governance committees for the past 17 years, including Groupon and Hanesbrands.

Mr. Wakkie, current Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Mr. Forman, currently Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, will both retire in 2017 when they reach the maximum period of three four-year terms on the Board.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Wakkie commented: “We are very pleased to nominate Mr. Cremers and Ms. Ziegler for appointment to the Supervisory Board. Their extensive experience at several publicly-listed international companies in different industries will be of indispensable value. The composition of the Supervisory Board underpins the strong diversity at senior management level of the company.” 

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.

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