Wolters Kluwer NV
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February 11, 2013 08:14 ET

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Jaco Zijlstra as Head of Global Product Development

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - New role to enhance technological innovation and integration across Wolters Kluwer's products worldwide

Information services company Wolters Kluwer has appointed Jaco Zijlstra to the newly-created role of Head of Global Product Development. This will enhance technological innovation and integration across Wolters Kluwer products, software and services worldwide, enabling the creation of even more sophisticated solutions for customers.

Jaco Zijlstra (1962) is a seasoned leader in electronic product development and management, with deep expertise in the strategic balancing of various product formats such as digital and services. His two-decade career in the global information industry includes more than ten years at Elsevier, where his work in the Netherlands, Singapore and the US included leading development of research workflow tools and scientific databases. Most recently, he was director of e-strategy and member of the management team at Noordhoff Uitgevers. Mr. Zijlstra has an MBA in business informatics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Global Product Development is part of Wolters Kluwer's Global Platform Organization, which creates the technology platforms - from content management systems and portals to products for mobile devices - upon which the company's solutions run. Technological innovation is a key component of Wolters Kluwer's business strategy: online products, software and services generate 75% of its revenues.

"As our customers become increasingly global, we are applying our technologically sophisticated products and platforms across geographies and markets to create truly global product lines. Jaco's appointment to this new role will enhance technological integration across Wolters Kluwer's product portfolio worldwide," said Dennis Cahill, Executive Vice President Online Services, Wolters Kluwer Global Platform Organization.

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 reported 2011 annual revenues of EUR3.4 billion. The group employs over 18,500 people worldwide and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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