We strive to create long-term value for our shareholders by pursuing a strategy that supports dividends, share buybacks, and long-term capital appreciation
Wolters Kluwer investors provide the ﬁnancial capital that funds our business. We strive to create long term value for our shareholders by pursuing a strategy that supports a reliable and growing dividend, allows for share buybacks when appropriate, and delivers proﬁtable growth and capital appreciation over the long run. We compensate our bondholders and other lenders with interest that reﬂects the ﬁnancial risks they take.
Equity investors provide financial resources that allow us to operate and invest in our business. We strive to create long-term value for our shareholders by pursuing a strategy that supports a reliable and growing dividend, allows for capital returns through share buybacks when appropriate, and that delivers profitable growth and capital appreciation over the long run.
Institutional investors own approximately 85% of the issued ordinary share capital in Wolters Kluwer. The remaining shares are held by retail investors, brokerdealers, or are held in treasury by Wolters Kluwer.
Detailed information on our commitment to investors is available in the 2018 Annual Report.
We communicate with our shareholders and other investors through a comprehensive investor relations program that includes our full-year and half-year financial releases, our annual report, and other information published on our investor relations website. We host live webcast presentations of our half-year and full year results, hold an Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, and organize periodic investor briefings. We engage through an active schedule of events throughout the year, meeting with investors on roadshows in key financial centers and at investor conferences. During 2018, we had over 200 meetings, engaging with over 400 investment professionals.