Wolters Kluwer NV
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August 30, 2011 07:56 ET

Wolters Kluwer CEO Accepts Membership Foreign Consultant Committee of Chinese State Council Information Office

BEIJING--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) -

High profile membership demonstrates recognition of company's leadership

Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals, announced today that CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board Nancy McKinstry has been appointed by the Chinese State Council Information Office to become a member of the Foreign Consultant Committee. This influential Committee aims to promote the collaboration between local and global publishers to link China with the rest of the world. Ms. McKinstry gave an acceptance speech in honor of her membership at its annual event in Beijing, which precedes the start of the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

In her speech, Ms. McKinstry addressed her fellow Foreign Consultant Committee members, "Information services will have to keep pace with the development of China economically, educationally and technologically. As China continues its impressive modernization and growth, it's important that new generations of Chinese professionals are given the tools they need to engage in building and sharing expertise and knowledge. We continue to develop new initiatives via digital platforms, which demonstrate our commitment to serving the Chinese society with the highest quality products and connecting Chinese professionals with their peers around the world."

Ms. McKinstry was nominated as member of the Foreign Consultant Committee given her astute business leadership and long-standing expertise in the information and publishing industry. Wolters Kluwer's proven leadership in adapting global professional information solutions for local needs in combination with its Chinese partnerships will drive faster embracing of digital information and online solutions in the Chinese professional markets.

The 2011 Beijing Book Fair, opening tomorrow, has selected the Netherlands as guest of honor. Celebrating Chinese growth success and given Wolters Kluwer's 175th anniversary and Dutch heritage, the company will host on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, an opening reception at 2:00 pm for all visitors of the Fair with CEO Nancy McKinstry and China CEO Shasha Chang and various Chinese high officials and partners present. At the Fair, Wolters Kluwer will showcase its latest product launches, product developments, and services.

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 2010 annual revenues of EUR3.6 billion, employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, serving customers globally. 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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