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Share Buyback Transaction Details December 28, 2017 – January 3, 2018

Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 65,890 of its own ordinary shares in the period from December 28, 2017 up to and including January 3, 2018 for €2.9 million and at an average share price of €43.38

These share repurchases are part of the three-year share buyback program (2016-2018) originally announced on February 24, 2016. This program was expanded by €100 million (to €700 million) in July 2017 in order to mitigate the earnings dilution related to two disposals completed in 2017. The share buyback program includes repurchases made to offset performance share issuance.

The cumulative number and amount of shares repurchased under this three-year program is now as follows:

Share Buyback Program 2016-2018

Period

Cumulative shares repurchased in period

Total consideration

(€ million)

Average share price

(€)

2018 To Date

65,890

2.9

43.38

2017

7,768,288

300.0

38.62

2016

5,826,473

199.7

34.28

Total

13,660,651

502.6

36.79

Current repurchases are being executed under a third party mandate granted on September 26, 2017. Under this mandate, €50 million of share buybacks were completed in the period from November 2, 2017 up until December 31, 2017 and a further up to €50 million will be executed in the period from January 1, 2018 up to and including February 19, 2018.

Share repurchases are made within the limits of relevant laws and regulations, in particular Regulation (EU) 596/2014) and Wolters Kluwer’s Articles of Association. Repurchased shares are added to and held as Treasury shares and will be used for capital reduction purposes or to meet obligations arising from share-based incentive plans.

Further information is available on our website:

 

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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).

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