Wolters Kluwer NV
amsterdam : WLSN

April 29, 2013 02:01 ET

Wolters Kluwer Divests Best Case Solutions Inc.

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, THE NETHERLANDS and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) -

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory today announced the sale of Best Case Solutions Inc., a producer of bankruptcy preparation and filing software for law firms representing personal and corporate debtors. Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer.

"For Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, this divestiture supports the strategy of our U.S.-based Law & Business unit to focus more sharply on its most scalable businesses, concentrating investment on core markets where competitiveness and opportunities for long-term growth are the greatest. This includes securities law, mergers and acquisitions law, anti-trust law, intellectual property, and other areas of the legal and regulatory compliance market" said Stacey Caywood, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory.

Proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

About Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory provides customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. It has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The primary customers of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory include law firms, corporate law departments, business compliance professionals, corporate legal counsels, legal educators, universities, libraries, and government agencies.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and solutions provider with annual revenues of (2012) EUR3.6 billion ($4.6 billion) and approximately 19,000 employees worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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