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Wolters Kluwer Nominates Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo for Appointment to Supervisory Board

Wolters Kluwer today announced the nomination of Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo for appointment to its Supervisory Board. On April 21, 2016 the Supervisory Board will propose to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to appoint Ms. Horan and Ms. Russo. After their appointment, the composition of the Supervisory Board will endorse the inclusive and diverse company culture at Wolters Kluwer. The Supervisory Board will then consist of six nationalities, with different talents and relevant areas of expertise, and 37.5% female participation. 

Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Wakkie said: "We are excited to propose Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo for appointment to the Supervisory Board. Their deep experience in the technology sector will be of indispensable value. With these appointments, the composition of the Supervisory Board reflects the strong diversity at senior management level of the company."  

Jeanette Horan retired from IBM in August 2015 after a distinguished career that saw her hold many key leadership roles, including that of Chief Information Officer. She has over 30 years of experience in various development and management roles in the computer industry. Ms. Horan serves as non-Executive Director on the Board of Microvision Inc., an innovative display and imaging solutions company.

Fidelma Russo is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the VMAX business unit at EMC Corporation, Core Technologies Division. She has been at the forefront of managing and leading technology initiatives in cloud, network storage and adaptive software solutions globally. She is also a Board member on NCWIT, National Center for Women & Information Technology.

The agenda of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2016 will be shared with the publication of the Annual Report 2015 on March 11, 2016.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world. Wolters Kluwer reported 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion. The group serves customers in over 170 countries, and employs 19,000 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 program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information about our products and organization, visit, follow Wolters_Kluwer on Twitter, like us on Facebook, follow us on LinkedIn, or follow WoltersKluwerComms on YouTube.