Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer approved all resolutions at today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). In addition to adopting the financial statements for 2017 as included in the Annual Report for 2017, shareholders approved a total dividend of €0.85 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €0.65 per ordinary share.
The other AGM resolutions voted on, were also adopted, and included:
- The amendment of the remuneration of the members of the Supervisory Board with effect from January 1, 2018;
- The authorization of the Executive Board, for a period of 18 months, to acquire the company’s own paid-up ordinary shares, up to a maximum of 10% of the issued share capital on April 19, 2018;
- The re-appointment of Deloitte Accountants B.V. as the external auditor for a term of four years, for the financial reporting years 2019 up to and including 2022; and
- The cancellation for capital reduction purposes of any or all ordinary shares in the share capital of the company held, or to be acquired by the company as authorized.
Wolters Kluwer shareholders were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction, representing a total of 73.12% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote. The voting results by agenda item will be available on our website at www.wolterskluwer.com/agm as of close of business on April 20, 2018.
April 23, 2018 Ex-dividend date: 2017 final dividend
April 24, 2018 Record date: 2017 final dividend
May 9, 2018 First-Quarter 2018 Trading Update
May 17, 2018 Payment date: 2017 final dividend ordinary shares
May 24, 2018 Payment date: 2017 final dividend ADRs
August 1, 2018 Half-Year 2018 Results
August 27, 2018 Ex-dividend date: 2018 interim dividend
August 28, 2018 Record date: 2018 interim dividend
September 19, 2018 Payment date: 2018 interim dividend ordinary shares
September 26, 2018 Payment date: 2018 interim dividend ADRs
October 31, 2018 Nine-Month 2018 Trading Update
February 20, 2019 Full-Year 2018 Results
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information, software solutions, and services 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 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 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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