SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

February 08, 2011 06:16 ET

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Roelof Hoving as Vice President, Corporate Tax

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) -

Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals, announced today that the company has appointed Roelof Hoving as Vice President, Corporate Tax as of April 1, 2011. In this role, Mr. Hoving will oversee all corporate tax activities of the global organization.

Boudewijn Beerkens, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer, commented on the appointment, "I am very pleased to have Roelof Hoving join Wolters Kluwer. His appointment will strengthen the global tax team of our company and Roelof will bring additional experience that will allow us to maintain and improve a state-of-the-art tax framework."

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Mr. Hoving served as the Head of Global Tax at Corporate Express N.V. and became Vice President Administration & Financial Services after the acquisition of Corporate Express by Staples International. He is an experienced financial professional, having worked in senior positions in different international companies, including also Reckitt Benckiser and BP. He holds a degree in Tax Law from the University of Groningen.

Mr. Hoving succeeds Rinus Kwakkel who has served as Vice President, Corporate Tax at Wolters Kluwer for more than 28 years. Mr. Hoving will be based at the company's corporate office in Alphen a/d Rijn.

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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