SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

March 22, 2007 11:12 ET

Wolters Kluwer 2006 Annual Report Publication

Report Details the Successful Establishment of the Company's Foundation to Accelerate Profitable Growth

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, issued today its 2006 Annual Report both in print and online. The 2006 Annual Report details Wolters Kluwer's successful completion of its three-year strategy, which focused on creating sustainable growth and improved value for its customers, employees, and shareholders. A Dutch-language Jaaroverzicht 2006 is also available in print and PDF versions, featuring an integral translation and condensed financial information. Wolters Kluwer's 2006 Sustainable Entrepreneurship Report, which documents the company's social responsibility efforts and goals, is available online.

Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, commented in the Chairman's Message of the Annual Report, "2006 marked the successful completion of our three-year strategic plan to strengthen and transform Wolters Kluwer. We have delivered on the promises we made in 2003 to invest in growth, realize operating and cost efficiencies, and instill a strong commitment to our core customers and markets. Going forward, our strategy builds on the solid foundation we have established, and provides a clear and compelling plan to accelerate growth and enhance value for our customers, employees, and shareholders."

The 2006 Annual Report includes thematic sections entitled Create, Pride, Value, and Passion - close-up looks at some of Wolters Kluwer's customers, products, awards, and employees. These snapshots, profiles, and first-person narratives illustrates how the management and employees of Wolters Kluwer have created a customer-focused organization that is far more agile and innovative than ever before. In 2006 Wolters Kluwer continued to serve its customers worldwide as The Professional's First Choice, providing the information, tools, and solutions to help professionals make their most critical decisions effectively and improve their productivity.

Wolters Kluwer's 2006 Annual Report and Jaaroverzicht 2006 are available online at www.wolterskluwer.com/2006annualreport, and all sections of both publications can be downloaded and printed in PDF format. To request a print copy of the 2006 Annual Report or Jaaroverzicht 2006, email info@wolterskluwer.com.

Sustainable Entrepreneurship at Wolters Kluwer

Also released today is Wolters Kluwer's 2006 Sustainable Entrepreneurship Report, available online-only at www.wolterskluwer.com/2006SER. The report documents in a centralized and comprehensive way the company's efforts and provides the foundation for increasing the scope of social responsibility goals, reporting efforts, and actions in the future. In 2006, Wolters Kluwer focused on expanding the collection of key data; shifting the focus of sustainability efforts across the company to knowledge creation - a core value provided by Wolters Kluwer to its customers; and streamlining local sustainability initiatives into a global, cohesive program grounded in the company values.

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer nv will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam. Items on the agenda for discussion and voting include proposals for the appointment of Mr. B.F.J.A. Angelici as member of the Supervisory Board and Mr. J.J. Lynch, Jr., as member of the Executive Board.

The Agenda for the meeting, including all annexes, is available in English and Dutch at www.wolterskluwer.com. To request a print copy, email info@wolterskluwer.com.

2007 Calendar

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders        April 20, 2007 - 2:00 pm
(Okura Hotel Amsterdam)
2007 First-Quarter Results                    May 9, 2007
2007 Half-Year Results                        August 1, 2007
2007 Third-Quarter Results                    November 7, 2007
2007 Full-Year Results                        February 27, 2008

Full overview available at www.wolterskluwer.com
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, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has 2006 annual revenues of EUR 3.7 billion, employs approximately 19,900 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.

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.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Caroline Wouters
    Vice President
    Corporate Communications
    Wolters Kluwer nv
    + 31 (0)20 6070 459
    press@wolterskluwer.com

    Oya Yavuz
    Vice President
    Investor Relations
    Wolters Kluwer nv
    + 31 (0)20 6070 407
    ir@wolterskluwer.com