InvestorsFebruary 11, 2014

Wolters Kluwer to recommend appointment of Deloitte as new auditor

Proposal follows a Dutch law adjustment that stipulates that an audit firm may not conduct statutory audits of a listed company for more than eight consecutive years.

Wolters Kluwer will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders that will be held on April 23, 2014, the appointment of Deloitte Accountants BV, member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, as the company's new external audit firm. This appointment is to take effect as of the audit of the 2015 financial reporting year. Wolters Kluwer's current audit firm, KPMG Accountants NV, will remain responsible for the statutory audit of the 2014 financial reporting year. The proposal follows a Dutch law adjustment that stipulates that an audit firm may not conduct statutory audits of a listed company for more than eight consecutive years.

Financial calendar

February 19, 2014 2013 Full-Year Results
March 12, 2014 2013 Wolters Kluwer Annual Report
April 23, 2014 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
May 7, 2014 2014 First-Quarter Trading Update
Forward-looking statements and other important legal information
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