Wolters Kluwer NV
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October 15, 2012 09:09 ET

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Greg Merkle as Vice President User Experience Design

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, today announced the appointment of Greg Merkle as Vice President User Experience Design in the Global Platform Organization. The appointment of Greg Merkle shows the continued commitment of the company to investing in capabilities around User Experience and technology. Wolters Kluwer, with 75% of its total revenues from online, software and services, has a strong customer insight focus and is an innovative leader in the professional information markets.

Greg Merkle is an industry leader with a track record in user experience, information architecture, ethnographic research, visualization, web standards and next-generation search. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Merkle was Vice President Product Strategy, Design and Information Architecture for Dow Jones Corporate Markets. His deep experience in professional information delivery will serve the customers of Wolters Kluwer well.

"I'm very pleased that Greg joins Wolters Kluwer to partner with our businesses and focus on product development. It is another example of how Wolters Kluwer looks at integrating product development with a heavy component of user experience and customer satisfaction," said Dennis Cahill, Executive Vice President Online Services Global Platform Organization Wolters Kluwer. "Greg has proven his customer-focus throughout his career, and he has been successful at creating and leading multi-disciplinary teams focusing on user experience combined with technical knowledge."

Greg Merkle will be part of the Product Solutions group in the Wolters Kluwer Global Platform Organization.

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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 software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer had 2011 annual revenues of EUR3.4 billion, employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations 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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