SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

July 08, 2008 09:41 ET

Wolters Kluwer Health Appoints Susan Driscoll as Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Books Business of its Professional & Education Unit

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, announced today the appointment of Susan Driscoll as Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Books division of its Professional & Education business unit.

Driscoll brings to Wolters Kluwer Health more than 25 years of experience in academic, trade and online publishing. Prior to Wolters Kluwer Health, Driscoll held the positions of Vice President, Strategy for Author Solutions, Inc., and President & CEO of iUniverse, Inc., the world's leader in online publishing. She successfully built the model for authors to find their customers utilizing state of the art publishing systems coupled with the marketing power of the internet.

"The appointment of Susan Driscoll brings us extensive electronic publishing experience as well as the C-level skills and business proficiency to take our leading books' and journals' content into the next era of new media", said Gordon Macomber, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health, Professional & Education. "We could not be more thrilled to have Susan join our leadership team."

Driscoll gained extensive e-business experience while she served as Chief Operating Officer of Bedford, Freeman & Worth, guiding operations for the college text book publisher. She also held senior management roles at HarperCollins and Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

Jeff McCaulley, President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health continues: "I am excited about the leadership team within our Wolters Kluwer Health Professional & Education business unit, and our potential to accelerate growth and competitiveness as we strive to drive medical excellence via the transformation of healthcare through information."

Driscoll, who will be based in Philadelphia, PA, is a graduate of University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

About Wolters Kluwer Health Wolters Kluwer Health (Conshohocken, PA), a division of Wolters Kluwer, is a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; electronic information providers, such as Ovid, Medi-Span® and ProVation®; and pharmaceutical information providers such as Adis International and Source®. Wolters Kluwer Health has annual revenues (2007) of $1,044 million (EUR 761 million) and employs approximately 2,700 employees globally. For more information, visit www.WKHealth.com.

About Wolters Kluwer Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of EUR 3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visit www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.

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