Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer approved all resolutions at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). In addition to adopting the financial statements for 2017 as included in the Annual Report for 2017, shareholders approved a total dividend of €0.85 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €0.65 per ordinary share.
The other AGM resolutions voted on, were also adopted, and included:
- The amendment of the remuneration of the members of the Supervisory Board with effect from January 1, 2018;
- The authorization of 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 19, 2018;
- The re-appointment of Deloitte Accountants B.V. as the external auditor for a term of four years, for the financial reporting years 2019 up to and including 2022; and
- The cancellation for capital reduction purposes of 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 73.12% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote. The voting results by agenda item will be available on our website at www.wolterskluwer.com/agm as of close of business on April 20, 2018.