The Supervisory Board and Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer have resolved to distribute an interim dividend of €0.18 per share in October 2015.
The plan to move to a semi-annual dividend frequency starting with an interim dividend for the current year was announced with the release of the half-year 2015 results on July 30, 2015.
The ordinary shares will trade ex-dividend on September 24, 2015 and an interim dividend of €0.18 per ordinary share will then be distributed on October 12, 2015. The ADR dividend payment date is October 19, 2015. The final dividend payment over the 2015 financial year remains planned for May next year and is subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 21, 2016.
Shareholders can choose to reinvest their Wolters Kluwer 2015 interim dividends by purchasing further shares through the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP) provided by ABN AMRO Bank NV.
September 24, 2015 - Ex-dividend date: 2015 interim dividend
September 25, 2015 - Record date: 2015 interim dividend
October 12, 2015 - Payment date:2015 interim dividend ordinary shares
October 19, 2015 - Payment date: 2015 interim dividend ADRs
November 4, 2015 - Third-Quarter 2015 Trading Update
February 24, 2016 - Full-Year 2015 Results
April 21, 2016 - 2016 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled to ols and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as "expect", "should", "could", "shall" and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer's businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.