SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

May 18, 2010 05:15 ET

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Frank Vrancken Peeters as Regional Managing Director Legal & Regulatory Northern Europe

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - Wolters Kluwer, a market- leading global information services company focused on professionals, announced today that the company has appointed Frank Vrancken Peeters as Regional Managing Director, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Northern Europe, effective July 1, 2010. In this position Mr. Vrancken Peeters will oversee the business activities related to the legal and regulatory markets in Northern Europe, which include the operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia.

Mr. Vrancken Peeters is a seasoned professional with international expertise in the information industry and with 20 years of experience in various senior- level positions across several functional disciplines including sales and marketing, business development, and product development. He joins Wolters Kluwer from Infinitas Learning, one of Europe's largest education publishers and formerly the Wolters Kluwer Education division, where he was the Chief Operating Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he held diverse Managing Director positions at Reed Elsevier, where he directed the company's academic and government, technology, and science markets. Mr. Vrancken Peeters has also held various positions at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, an international strategic advisory firm.

"We are very pleased to have Frank Vrancken Peeters joining Wolters Kluwer. His broad market knowledge coupled with his successful track record at driving growth will support expanding on our leading positions in the legal and regulatory markets in the Northern European region. Frank brings strong leadership as well as deep expertise in product development and sales and marketing, which underscores our ongoing commitment to delivering innovative solutions to our legal and regulatory customers," Nancy McKinstry, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer, commented.

The Regional Managing Director Northern Europe position within the Legal & Regulatory division reflects Wolters Kluwer's strategy to globally align its businesses and operations. This position allows Wolters Kluwer to better leverage its strong market positions to drive effective innovation.

Mr. Vrancken Peeters holds a Master of Science in Business Administration, and graduated in Marketing and Finance, from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Mr. Vrancken Peeters will report into Nancy McKinstry, interim CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, and he will be based at the company's office in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

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About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's leading, information-enabled tools and solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of EUR3.4 billion, employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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