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Wolters Kluwer Published its 2016 Annual Report and Sustainability Report

Agenda and Convocation Notice AGM Available Online

Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, today published its 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Sustainability Report. The Financial Statements for 2016, as included in the Annual Report for 2016, will be proposed for adoption at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 20, 2017.

The agenda with explanatory notes, convocation notice for the AGM, as well as all other documents relating to the AGM are now available at The agenda for the AGM includes the proposal to distribute a final dividend of €0.60 per share. If approved, this will bring the total dividend over the 2016 financial year to €0.79 per share. Furthermore, the proposals to appoint Mr. Frans Cremers and Ms. Ann Ziegler as members of the Supervisory Board are on the agenda.

The information for the AGM includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting. Wolters Kluwer’s AGM will be held at Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam, on April 20, 2017.

Wolters Kluwer 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Sustainability Report reflect our key achievements in 2016 and how we will continue to deliver upon our 2016-2018 strategy, Growing Our Value, to, in the end, serve our customers with innovative, expert solutions to deliver the best outcomes for their clients.

PDFs of the 2016 Annual Report and 2016 Sustainability Report are available on

Financial Calendar

April 20, 2017                     2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

April 24, 2017                     Ex-dividend date: 2016 final dividend

April 25, 2017                     Record date: 2016 final dividend

May 10, 2017                      First-Quarter 2016 Trading Update

May 16, 2017                      Payment date: 2016 final dividend ordinary shares

May 23, 2017                      Payment date: 2016 final dividend ADRs

July 28, 2017                       Half-Year 2017 Results

August 28, 2017                Ex-dividend date: 2017 interim dividend

August 29, 2017                Record date: 2017 interim dividend

September 19, 2017        Payment date: 2017 interim dividend

September 26, 2017        Payment date: 2017 interim dividend ADRs

November 1, 2017           Nine-Month 2017 Trading Update

February 21, 2018            Full-Year 2017 Results


About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal 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 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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).

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Media Contact:
Annemarije Pikaar
Corporate Communications
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Meg Geldens
Investor Relations
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Forward-looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as “expect”, “should”, “could”, “shall” and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer’s businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.