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Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Update April 2, 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of Wolters Kluwer N.V. will be held on Thursday, April 23, at 11.00 AM CET at the Wolters Kluwer Corporate Office, Zuidpoolsingel 2, 2408 ZE, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Update Regarding the Annual General Meeting and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Change of location. Considering recent developments surrounding COVID-19 in the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer had to decide to change the location of the 2020 AGM of Thursday, April 23, 2020, to the Wolters Kluwer Corporate Office, Zuidpoolsingel 2, 2408 ZE, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Format. In view of current government guidelines and health risks, Wolters Kluwer strongly encourages its shareholders not to attend in person but to exercise their voting rights by way of electronic or written proxy and to submit their questions relating to the 2020 AGM Agenda in advance by email. Shareholders will be able to follow the AGM remotely via a live audio webcast to be provided on our website www.wolterskluwer.com/investors. In consideration of the wider online audience, the meeting this year will be conducted in English. Due to public health measures currently in place, only the Chairman of the Supervisory Board will be physically present, while the remaining members of the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board will be participating remotely and will be connected and audible on the webcast.

Electronic or postal voting. As described in the convocation notice, shareholders can grant an electronic proxy including a voting instruction to the Notary, Ms. J.J.C.A. Leemrijse (Allen & Overy) until April 16, 2020, at 5.30 PM CET. This is possible via www.abnamro.com/evoting by using the form for a written proxy that can be sent to ABN AMRO as described in the convocation notice. Please note that your intermediary might stipulate a different deadline. Shareholders are referred to Wolters Kluwer N.V.'s original convocation notice for more details on how to exercise their voting rights.

Shareholder questions. Given the extraordinary circumstances, shareholders are invited to submit their questions in relation to the agenda of this AGM via email to 2020AGM@wolterskluwer.com before 5.30 PM CET on Monday, April 20, 2020. Shareholders can submit a maximum of five questions and must include their name and their shareholder certificate number which can be obtained from their bank. Wolters Kluwer N.V. intends to answer these questions during the live meeting. Wolters Kluwer N.V. reserves the right to individually respond to a question, if this is deemed appropriate.

Other safety measures. Unfortunately, Wolters Kluwer N.V. considers it necessary to cancel all social gatherings surrounding the meeting, and will not be providing lunch or the opportunity to view and interact with Wolters Kluwer products and employees. The members of the Supervisory Board physically present during the AGM will not be available for social interaction other than at the AGM itself.

Physical attendance. Shareholders who wish to attend in person, must not only register as usual (as explained in the AGM 2020 Convocation Notice) but must also notify 2020AGM@wolterskluwer.com to obtain access to the venue. Shareholders with any symptoms of COVID-19 or contact with COVID-19, should not attend the meeting in person in order to protect the health of others, including Wolters Kluwer employees.      

Agenda for the 2020 AGM

Download the agenda and explanatory notes (Dutch and English), the 2019 Annual Report (English), the remuneration report for 2019 (English) and the remuneration policies for the Executive Board (Dutch and English) and the Supervisory Board (Dutch and English) for the 2020 AGM. 

Composition Supervisory Board

In relation to agenda items 5(a), 5(b) and 5(c) the following documents are available:

  • CV of Ms. Jeanette Horan (English)
  • CV of Mr. Jack de Kreij (English
  • CV of Ms. Sophie Vandebroek (English).

Convocation Notice

Download the Convocation Notice for the 2020 AGM, dated March 11, 2020 (Dutch and English).

Proxy Forms and Voting Instructions

Please print the written proxy forms (Dutch and English) or give electronic voting instructions to the Notary at www.abnamro.com/evoting.

Record Date and Registration Period

The Record Date for the AGM will be March 26, 2020, at 5.30 PM CET. The Registration Period will be from March 27, 2020, until April 16, 2020 at 5.30 PM CET.

For information and documents from other past Annual General Meetings, please visit Previous held AGMs.