CorporateInvestorsMarch 08, 2017

Wolters Kluwer published its 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Sustainability Report

Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, today published its 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Sustainability Report. The Financial Statements for 2016, as included in the Annual Report for 2016, will be proposed for adoption at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 20, 2017. 

The agenda with explanatory notes, convocation notice for the AGM, as well as all other documents relating to the AGM are now available. The agenda for the AGM includes the proposal to distribute a final dividend of €0.60 per share. If approved, this will bring the total dividend over the 2016 financial year to €0.79 per share. Furthermore, the proposals to appoint Mr. Frans Cremers and Ms. Ann Ziegler as members of the Supervisory Board are on the agenda.

The information for the AGM includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting. Wolters Kluwer’s AGM will be held at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, on April 20, 2017.

Wolters Kluwer 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Sustainability Report reflect our key achievements in 2016 and how we will continue to deliver upon our 2016-2018 strategy, Growing Our Value, to, in the end, serve our customers with innovative, expert solutions to deliver the best outcomes for their clients.

PDFs of the 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Sustainability Report are available.

Financial calendar

April 20, 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
April 24, 2017 Ex-dividend date: 2016 final dividend
April 25, 2017
Record date: 2016 final dividend
May 10, 2017
First-Quarter 2016 Trading Update
May 16, 2017
Payment date: 2016 final dividend ordinary shares
May 23, 2017
Payment date: 2016 final dividend ADRs
July 28, 2017
Half-Year 2017 Results
August 28, 2017
Ex-dividend date: 2017 interim dividend
August 29, 2017
Record date: 2017 interim dividend
September 19, 2017
Payment date: 2017 interim dividend
September 26, 2017
Payment date: 2017 interim dividend ADRs
November 1, 2017
Nine-Month 2017 Trading Update
February 21, 2018
Full-Year 2017 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.  

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.