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Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Acquires PRINGLE Compliance Polices & Procedures Content

Company will Integrate Content Into ARC Logics Enterprise Risk Management Offering

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, a leading worldwide provider of comprehensive compliance, risk management and audit solutions for the financial services industry, announced today that it has acquired the regulatory compliance content of PRINGLE ® Policy and Procedure Solutions (PRINGLE) from PRINGLE Publications Corporation. More than 500 U.S. financial institutions trust the regulatory knowledge and expertise within the PRINGLE solution.

“What sets Wolters Kluwer Financial Services apart from its competitors is our ability to deliver actionable and intelligent regulatory compliance and risk management content to our customers,” said Brian Longe, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Financial & Compliance Services. “This acquisition allows us to provide our customers with even more value by expanding access to industry-leading PRINGLE compliance policies and procedures content to a larger number of financial institutions.”

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services will integrate PRINGLE’s compliance and safety and soundness policies and procedures, worksheets, forms, and regulatory checklists and tests into the  Policies and Procedures module of the company’s  ARC Logics for Financial Services enterprise risk management (ERM) solution. The company will offer its  ARC Logics customers with direct access to PRINGLE content through the module, which will provide a common, dynamic platform to proactively manage, edit, and update their policies and procedures.  

The integration of PRINGLE content within  ARC Logics further strengthens the continuum of control that compliance professionals require to ensure their primary regulatory obligations are met within the operational units.

“The clear and accurate articulation of required and desired behaviors coupled with the collection of positive attestations of all personnel that they have read, understood and plan to follow the policies and procedures are absolute requirements to holding operational units responsible and accountable for regulatory compliance,” said Raffi Festekjian, president of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ Risk & Compliance business.

“PRINGLE’s policies and procedures content and other tools are a perfect complement to Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ deep regulatory knowledge and compliance content, founded upon more than 50 years of experience,” said Laura Pringle, principal and co-founder of PRINGLE Publications Corporation. “This acquisition and integration will provide PRINGLE customers with the benefit of working directly with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services and access to a broader, deeper set of policies and procedures and regulatory content. We look forward to working with Wolters Kluwer Financial Services on future alliance opportunities whenever possible.”

Financial Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

About Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is a comprehensive regulatory compliance and risk management business that helps financial organizations manage operational, compliance and financial risk and reporting, and improve efficiency and effectiveness across their enterprise. The organization’s prominent brands include: FRSGlobal,  ARC Logics for Financial Services, PCi, Compliance Resource Network, Bankers Systems, VMP® Mortgage Solutions, AppOne®, GainsKeeper®, Capital Changes, NILS, AuthenticWeb™ and Uniform Forms™. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services supports its global customers with more than 30 offices in 20 countries and is a leading worldwide provider of compliance and risk management solutions for the financial services industry, serving more than 15,000 banking, insurance and securities customers across the globe. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is part of  Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company with annual revenues of (2010) €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion) and approximately 19,000 employees worldwide. Please visit our  website for more information.

About PRINGLE
Pringle Publications Corporation, PRINGLE Consulting, and the law firm Pringle & Pringle, a professional corporation, founded by Laura N. Pringle and Lynn A. Pringle, maintain a longtime relationship with the financial industry nationwide and provided services and representation for a large clientele of financial institutions and their affiliates, as well as other businesses. In addition to the creation of the PRINGLE Policy and Procedure Solutions, PRINGLE's extensive regulatory experience and ongoing daily interaction with board members and management places PRINGLE in a position to handle risk management challenges and provide hands-on advice and guidance through consulting and legal services.