Wolters Kluwer Appoints Elizabeth Satin as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and M&A North America

Amsterdam (May 14, 2009) - Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services and publishing company focused on professionals, announced today that it has appointed Elizabeth Satin as Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions North America. Ms. Satin succeeds Mr. Bruce Lenz, who will retire in May 2009. Ms. Satin, a veteran media and information industry senior investment banker, has spent over 20 years in investment banking, 19 of which were with Lehman brothers where she was a senior media banker. As a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, Ms. Satin was the lead banker on many industry-defining transactions in the media and information industry. Ms. Satin began her career with Lehman Brothers in 1989 as an associate in the media and communications group. She was promoted to Managing Director in the group in 1998. "Elizabeth brings to the role a highly relevant industry background combined with a deep knowledge of and experience with different types of transactions in the media and information industry. She will be leading our M&A activities in North America, and thus help the business units in growing Wolters Kluwer within our long-term strategic focus," commented Boudewijn Beerkens, CFO and Member of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer. Commenting on her new role at Wolters Kluwer, Ms. Satin said "I am pleased to be joining the talented group of professionals at Wolters Kluwer. I am excited to use my industry knowledge and skills as a leader of transactions to help Wolters Kluwer achieve its strategic goals and objectives. Wolters Kluwer's exceptional business leaders and performance track record make this an exciting place to focus the next phase of my career." Ms. Satin holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Semiotics from Brown University, and earned an MBA with honors in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business. Ms. Satin will be based at Wolters Kluwer's office in New York, reporting to Mr. Beerkens. About Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of ¤3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization. Forward-looking Statements This press release 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. Media Investors/Analysts Caroline Kevin Entricken Wouters Vice President, Corporate Communications Vice President, Investor Relations t + 31 (0)20 60 70 459 t + 31 (0)20 60 70 407 press@wolterskluwer.com ir@wolterskluwer.com This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.