CorporateInvestorsMarch 10, 2021

Wolters Kluwer publishes its 2020 Annual Report

Agenda and convocation notice AGM available online. 

Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services, today released its 2020 Annual Report and 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Overview. The Financial Statements for 2020, as included in the 2020 Annual Report, will be proposed for adoption at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 22, 2021.

The agenda with explanatory notes, and the convocation notice for the AGM are now available at The agenda for the AGM includes the proposal to distribute a total dividend over the 2020 financial year of €1.36 per ordinary share. If approved, this will result in a final dividend of €0.89 per ordinary share. Furthermore, the proposals to re-appoint Frans Cremers and Ann Ziegler as members of the Supervisory Board and Kevin Entricken as member of the Executive Board are on the agenda.

The proposal to adopt the amended remuneration policy for the members of the Executive Board is also 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 virtually, through a webcast, on April 22, 2021.

Download the 2020 Annual Report with integrated selected sustainability information, and the 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Overview.

Financial Calendar

March 10, 2021 Publication of Annual Report
April 22, 2021 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
April 26, 2021 Ex-Dividend date: 2020 final dividend
April 27, 2021 Record date: 2020 final dividend
May 5, 2021 First-Quarter 2021 Trading Update
May 19, 2021 Payment date: 2020 final dividend ordinary shares
May 26, 2021 Payment date: 2020 final dividend ADRs
August 4, 2021 Half-Year 2021 Results
August 31, 2021 Ex-dividend date: 2021 interim dividend
September 1, 2021 Record date: 2021 interim dividend
September 23, 2021 Payment date: 2021 interim dividend
September 30, 2021 Payment date: 2021 interim dividend ADRs
November 3, 2021 Nine-Month 2021 Trading Update
February 23, 2022  Full-Year 2021 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. 
Gerbert van Genderen Stort
Gerbert van Genderen Stort, Media Relations
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Meg Geldens
Meg Geldens
Vice President, Investor Relations
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