CorporateInvestorsApril 23, 2014

Wolters Kluwer Shareholders approve dividend and new Supervisory Board member appointment

Shareholders adopted all voting items on the agenda.

At today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), shareholders of Wolters Kluwer adopted the company’s 2013 financial statements and approved the dividend increase to €0.70 per ordinary share. Ms. Rima Qureshiwas appointed as new member of Wolters Kluwer’s Supervisory Board. Shareholders adopted all voting items on the agenda.

The shareholders of Wolters Kluwer were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction, representing a total of 71.22% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote. The adopted voting items on the agenda included:

  • The appointment of Ms. Rima Qureshi as new member of Wolters Kluwer’s Supervisory Board, effective April 23, 2014. Ms. Qureshi (Canadian, 1965) is Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects and Chairman of Region Northern Europe, Russia & Central Asia of Ericsson Group and Member (non-executive) of the Board of Directors of MasterCard Inc. Ms. Qureshi has broad international management experience including deep operating experience in transforming technology-based companies.

  • The adoption of the 2013 financial statements and the distribution of a dividend of €0.70 per ordinary share, in line with the company’s progressive dividend policy.

  • The appointment of Deloitte Accountants B.V., member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, as external auditor for the financial reporting years 2015 up to and including 2018.

Details on the agenda items are available on the company’s website.

2014 Dividend Calendar

25 April, 2014 Ex-dividend date
29 April, 2014 Dividend record date
13 May, 2014 Dividend payment date
20 May, 2014 ADR Dividend payment date

2014 Calendar

7 May, 2014 2014 First-Quarter Trading Update
30 July, 2014 2014 Half-Year Results
5 November, 2014 2014 Third-Quarter Trading Update
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
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