CorporateInvestorsFebruary 22, 2013

Wolters Kluwer to call and repay €225 Million Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds in May 2013

Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, today announced that, it has exercised its call option and will repay all of the outstanding €225 Million Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds (issued in 2001).

Following the settlement of its new ten year €700 million Eurobond with a coupon of 2.875 per cent, the company will repay all of the outstanding €225 Million Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds (issued in 2001) with a coupon of 6.875 per cent. The nominal principal amount of the bonds will be repaid together with all accrued interest on May 14, 2013, after which the bonds will be cancelled. Therefore, the listing of these bonds on Euronext Amsterdam will be terminated as of May 14, 2013.

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.

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