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Share Buyback Transaction Details November 7 - 13, 2019

Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 328,759 of its own ordinary shares in the period from November 7, 2019, up to and including November 13, 2019, for €21.1 million and at an average share price of €64.04.

These repurchases are part of the share buyback program originally announced on February 20, 2019, under which we intended to repurchase shares for up to €250 million during 2019. On November 1, 2019, this program for 2019 was subsequently expanded by €100 million to €350 million.

The cumulative amounts repurchased to date under this program are as follows:

Share Buyback 2019


Cumulative shares repurchased in period

Total consideration

(€ million)

Average share price


2019 to date




For the period starting November 4, 2019, up to and including December 27, 2019, we have engaged a third party to execute €160 million of buybacks on our behalf, within the limits of relevant laws and regulations (in particular Regulation (EU) 596/2014) and the company’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 (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory 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 2018 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 18,600 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 (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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