CorporateInvestorsMarch 06, 2019

Wolters Kluwer publishes its 2018 Annual Report

Agenda and convocation notice AGM available online.

Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services, today released its 2018 Annual Report. The Financial Statements for 2018, as included in the Annual Report for 2018, will be proposed for adoption at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 18, 2019.

The agenda with explanatory notes and the convocation notice for the AGM are now available. The agenda for the AGM includes the proposal to distribute a total dividend over the 2018 financial year of €0.98 per ordinary share.

If approved, this will result in a final dividend of €0.64 per ordinary share. Furthermore, the proposals to appoint Mr. Bertrand Bodson and Mr. Chris Vogelzang 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. The AGM will be held at Hotel Casa Amsterdam, on April 18, 2019.

The Wolters Kluwer 2018 Annual Report reflects our key achievements in 2018, and how we delivered upon our 2016-2018 strategy, Growing Our Value. It also sets out our 2019-2021 strategy, Accelerating Our Value, designed to grow our expert solutions, advance our deep domain expertise, and drive operational agility. 

The 2018 Annual Report and 2018 Sustainability Data are available in PDF.

Financial calendar

April 18, 2019 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
April 24, 2019 Ex-dividend date: 2018 final dividend
April 25, 2019 Record date: 2018 final dividend
May 8, 2019 First-Quarter 2019 Trading Update
May 16, 2019 Payment date: 2018 final dividend ordinary shares
May 23, 2019 Payment date: 2018 final dividend ADRs
July 31, 2019 Half-Year 2019 Results
August 27, 2019 Ex-dividend date: 2019 interim dividend
August 28, 2019 Record date: 2019 interim dividend
September 19, 2019 Payment date: 2019 interim dividend
September 26, 2019 Payment date: 2019 interim dividend ADRs
November 1, 2019 Nine-Month 2019 Trading Update
February 26, 2020 Full-Year 2019 Results
March 11, 2020 Publication of 2019 Annual Report
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. 
Gerbert van Genderen Stort
Gerbert van Genderen Stort, Media Relations
Media Relations
Global Branding & Communications
Meg Geldens
Meg Geldens
Vice President, Investor Relations
Investor Relations