April 21, 2016 - At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of shareholders of Wolters Kluwer today, all resolutions were passed. The resolutions include adoption of the company's 2015 financial statements and approval of a final dividend of €0.57 per ordinary share, bringing the total dividend over the 2015 financial year to €0.75 per share. Ms. Jeanette Horan and Ms. Fidelma Russo were appointed as new members of the Supervisory Board.
Diversity of talent and experience
At the end of the AGM, Ms. Rima Qureshi stepped down as member of the Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board now consists of seven people of six nationalities, with complementary and relevant talent and experience.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Peter Wakkie said: "We are excited to have Jeanette Horan and Fidelma Russo now on 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 at Wolters Kluwer."
The shareholders of Wolters Kluwer were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction, representing a total of 71.18% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote.
The voting results by agenda item will be available on the company's website at www.wolterskluwer.com/agm as of close of business on April 22, 2016. The CVs of Ms. Horan and Ms. Russo are already available here.
|April 25, 2016||Ex-dividend date: 2015 final dividend|
|April 26, 2016||Record date: 2015 final dividend|
|May 11, 2016||First-Quarter 2016 Trading Update|
|May 12, 2016||Payment date: 2015 final dividend ordinary shares|
|May 19, 2016||Payment date: 2015 final dividend ADRs|
|July 29, 2016||2016 Half-Year Results|
|August 29, 2016||Ex-dividend date: 2016 interim dividend|
|August 30, 2016||Record date: 2016 interim dividend|
|September 14, 2016||Payment date: 2016 interim dividend ordinary shares|
|September 21, 2016||Payment date: 2016 interim dividend ADRs|
|November 2, 2016||Nine-Month 2016 Trading Update|
|February 22, 2017||2016 Full-Year Results|
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in professional 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 2015 annual revenues of €4.2 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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