SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

October 12, 2009 11:09 ET

Wolters Kluwer CEO Nancy McKinstry Present at Exclusive CEO Meeting Organized by Chinese General Administration of Press and Publishing

China celebrated as guest of honor at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services and publishing company focused on professionals, announced today that Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, will take part in an exclusive CEO meeting organized by the Chinese General Administration of Press and Publishing (GAPP) on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, in Frankfurt, Germany. Furthermore, in view of celebrating China as guest of honor at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, Wolters Kluwer has collaborated with the China Central Academy of Fine Arts on a special design project, which will be launched at the opening of the Fair on Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

At the GAPP meeting, Nancy McKinstry will be among a select group of CEOs within the worldwide information and media industry that have been invited by GAPP to exchange expertise and knowledge about global developments and dynamics in the industry. This meeting is organized by GAPP as part of the ceremony to welcome China as Guest of Honor at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest information industry trade fair. Nancy McKinstry will address Wolters Kluwer's commitment to continuing to invest in strengthening relations with China and be a key partner to customers in the Chinese tax, accounting, legal, and healthcare markets. Wolters Kluwer has served professional customers in mainland China and Hong Kong for over two decades.

To celebrate China as guest of honor at this year's Fair, Wolters Kluwer has collaborated with young and upcoming Chinese art students of the Beijing-based Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) on a special design project. The artwork created by the students is incorporated in the design of the Wolters Kluwer's stand, located in Hall 4.2, P401, which represents the combination of customer partnerships, brand quality, and a deep understanding of cultural richness on a global scale. Part of this project is the publication 'Create' that Wolters Kluwer will issue at the opening of the event.

On Wednesday, October 14, Wolters Kluwer will officially open its participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair at 9:00 am on its stand with the launch of the latest, innovative products from Wolters Kluwer China. Throughout the Fair, Wolters Kluwer will demonstrate the latest productivity solutions, tools, and products for professionals in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, tax, accounting, legal, and regulatory markets worldwide from brands such as Adis, Aspen Publishers, Carl Heymanns Verlag, CCH China, Kluwer Law International, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Luchterhand, and Ovid.

For a detailed program on Wolters Kluwer's activities during the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, visit www.wolterskluwer.com or follow the company on Twitter via @Wolters_Kluwer. To get in touch with Wolters Kluwer's experts in Hall 4.2 at stand P401 during the Fair which runs from October 14 through 18, 2009, email buchmesse@wolterskluwer.com or contact info@wolterskluwer.com.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of EUR 3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 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. Visit www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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