SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

September 20, 2010 08:40 ET

Wolters Kluwer Appoints Stacey Caywood as CEO Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -

Global division focused on legal and business compliance professionals further strengthened by leadership appointment

Alphen aan den Rijn (September 20, 2010) - Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals, announced today that the company has appointed Stacey Caywood as CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, effective immediately. In this position, Ms. Caywood will oversee the business activities related to the Legal & Regulatory division globally, which include operations in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Asia Pacific, serving legal and business compliance professionals worldwide. Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has annual (2009) revenues of EUR1,448 million, representing 42% of total revenue.

Ms. Caywood, previously President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, is a seasoned leader with an 18-year track record of success at CCH and Wolters Kluwer, where she has led the creation of highly customer-focused business strategies and innovative solutions that have further distinguished Law & Business as one of the world's leading providers of information and workflow solutions. Prior to that, she was Vice President of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Legal Professional Group, where she helped drive strong growth through the introduction of new electronic products and integrated online libraries in specialty areas.

"We are very pleased to have Stacey Caywood leading this global division, which is a key part of our business, serving legal and business compliance professionals worldwide. Her strong record in driving innovation, her excellent leadership skills, and her fundamental knowledge of the legal and compliance professions will greatly benefit the Legal & Regulatory division and our customers, spanning market segments worldwide," Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer, commented.

Ms. Caywood's leadership appointment is in line with Wolters Kluwer's 2010- 2012 business strategy for Maximizing Value for Customers to better leverage its strong positions in the global markets that the division serves. In her position as CEO, Legal & Regulatory, Ms. Caywood will work closely with the divisional regional managing directors and other leadership of the business units that are part of Legal & Regulatory, to drive further customer focus and to better leverage effective innovation and business models across the markets served.

Related to Ms. Caywood's appointment, Mark Dorman, currently Vice President Legal Markets Group, Law & Business, will succeed her as President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, North America, effective immediately. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business is a leading provider of information and software solutions serving legal and business compliance professionals under the product names of Aspen, Best Case, CCH, Loislaw, Kluwer Law International, and MediRegs.

Mr. Dorman joined Wolters Kluwer in 2005 as President of Loislaw, and in 2008 became the Vice President of the Legal Markets Group. In this position, Mr. Dorman was responsible for the overall strategy, business development, and sales and marketing for the business, serving legal information and solutions to legal professionals, law firms, law schools, and law students in the U.S., and specialist international law firms. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Mr. Dorman held leadership roles at Gartner, Inc. and LexisNexis U.K..

Ms. Caywood earned an MBA from Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, Ill., and holds a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University, Medford, Mass. She will report into Nancy McKinstry and she will be based at Riverwoods, Ill., in the U.S.. Mr. Dorman attended the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He will report into Stacey Caywood and will be based at the New York office in the U.S..

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