Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands (March 12, 2014): Information services provider Wolters Kluwer today issued its 2013 Annual Report & Sustainability Report. The reports are available online—in a new, responsive web design—and the Annual Report is available in a limited print edition. The company also published the agenda and convocation notice for the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The agenda includes the proposal to appoint Ms. Rima Qureshi as a member of the Supervisory Board.
In addition to full details of Wolters Kluwer’s financial performance, the 2013 Annual Report includes several case studies, with accompanying video testimonials, highlighting the company’s customers, latest activities and innovations. The report’s digital version uses a leading-edge responsive design technique, meaning it adapts automatically on different devices for optimal viewing.
For the first time, our Sustainability Report includes a Materiality Analysis. Based on input from a broad range of our internal and external stakeholders, the Materiality Index gives a portrayal of our stakeholders’ most important sustainability themes. Understanding the relevance of these sustainability topics will help support us in further driving our sustainability strategy. In 2013, our digital products and services once again increased compared to our paper-based portfolio.
Wolters Kluwer published its agenda and convocation notice for the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which will take place on April 23. These documents are available on www.wolterskluwer.com. Agenda items include the proposal to appoint Ms. Rima Qureshi as member of the Supervisory Board, the proposal to distribute a cash dividend of €0,70 per ordinary share, and the proposal to appoint Deloitte Accountants BV as new external auditor as of the financial reporting year 2015. Ms. Qureshi (Canadian, 1965) is Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects and Chairman of Region Northern Europe, Russia & Central Asia of Ericsson Group and member of the Board of Directors of MasterCard Inc. Ms. Qureshi has broad international management experience including deep operating experience in transforming technology-based companies. The information for the AGM includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting.
23 April, 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
25 April, 2014 Ex-dividend date
29 April, 2014 Dividend record date
7 May, 2014 2014 First-Quarter Trading Update
13 May, 2014 Dividend payment date
20 May, 2014 ADR Dividend payment date
30 July, 2014 2014 Half-Year Results
5 November, 2014 2014 Third-Quarter Trading Update
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 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 150 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on NYSE 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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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.