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Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions Appoints Frank Vrancken Peeters as Regional Managing Director of Region Western Europe; Frans Klaassen as Managing Director in the Netherlands

Organizational changes focus on Europe

​​Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions is pleased to announce that Frank Vrancken Peeters, CEO of Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands and Regional Managing Director of the region Northern Europe, has been appointed as Regional Managing Director of the new region Western Europe consisting of the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, France and Spain.

As Frank assumes this expanded responsibility, Frans Klaassen has been named Managing Director for Legal & Regulation Solutions in the Netherlands. Klaassen formerly held the position of Business Unit Director for the Kluwer Tax & Accounting business in the Netherlands.

"I am very pleased that Frans will now lead the Dutch L&RS business, which will further benefit from his strong record of customer-focused innovation," said Frank Vrancken Peeters. "I will continue to work closely with the activities of Wolters Kluwer in the Dutch market and look forward to my new expanded responsibilities as RMD of the region Western Europe."

"In the four years I have been with Wolters Kluwer in the Netherlands, I have seen an entrepreneurial, innovative organization with highly involved employees, and I am very pleased to now to be taking on this exciting new responsibility to be leading the team as we find new ways to serve our customers with excellence," said Frans Klaassen.

The new positions for Frank and Frans will become effective January 1, 2015.

About Wolters Kluwer 
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions is a global division of Wolters Kluwer, and includes the Wolters Kluwer business in the Netherlands.Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted 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).