Wolters Kluwer NV

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May 08, 2013 02:15 ET

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Peter Wakkie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer today announced the appointment of Peter Wakkie as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, effective immediately.

Mr. Wakkie (Netherlands, 1948) previously served as Deputy Chairman and recently as acting Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He was appointed as member of Wolters Kluwer's Supervisory Board in 2005, and most recently reelected at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of April 24, 2013.

Mr. Wakkie succeeds the late Adri Baan who passed away unexpectedly in early April of this year.

Peter Wakkie is a founding partner of Dutch-based law firm Spinath & Wakkie and previously held the position of Chief Corporate Governance Counsel and member of the Executive Board at Royal AHOLD nv. Mr. Wakkie is also a Supervisory Board member of ABN AMRO Group N.V., BCD Holdings nv, TomTom nv, and a member of the Dutch Monitoring Committee Corporate Governance.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market 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 2012 annual revenues of EUR3.6 billion. The group employs over 19,000 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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