Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services, approved all resolutions at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
In addition to adopting the Financial Statements for 2018 as included in the Annual Report for 2018, shareholders approved a total dividend of €0.98 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €0.64 per ordinary share. Mr. Bertrand Bodson and Mr. Chris Vogelzang were appointed as new members of the Supervisory Board.
Supervisory Board composition and other AGM resolutions
The composition of the Supervisory Board is in line with the preferred profile as it relates to expertise, nationality, and age. Five nationalities are represented on the Supervisory Board, with different talents and relevant areas of expertise. Three out of the seven Supervisory Board members are female, which means a female representation of 43%, which is in line with Dutch governance standards.
Other AGM resolutions voted on were also adopted, and included:
- To authorize the Executive Board, for a period of 18 months, to acquire the company’s own paid-up ordinary shares, up to a maximum of 10% of the issued share capital on April 18, 2019;
- To cancel for capital reduction purposes any or all ordinary shares in the share capital of the company held, or to be acquired by the company as authorized.
Wolters Kluwer shareholders were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction, representing a total of 72.58% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote. The voting results by agenda item will be available on our website as of close of business on April 19, 2019.
2018 Annual Report
The 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, with integrated selected sustainability information, and 2018 Sustainability Data, are available.