SOURCE: Wolters Kluwer NV

March 18, 2010 13:20 ET

Wolters Kluwer to Launch 2009 Annual Report and Intelligent Solutions Online

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - March 18, 2010) -

Reporting over 2009; Demonstrating transformation towards information-enabled solutions and services provider aligned to Maximizing Value for Customers strategy

Alphen aan den Rijn (March 18, 2010) -Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company focused on professionals, today launched its online 2009 Annual Report ( and Intelligent Solutions ( website. Both interactive websites offer dedicated tools, flash elements, and other features to access content in a customizable, user-friendly, and easy manner. The two online platforms each demonstrate the company's transformation as a global information services provider, aligned to its Maximizing Value for Customers strategy.

Website visitors will be able to learn more about Wolters Kluwer's 2009 performance from a strategic and operational perspective, as the 2009 Annual Report details Wolters Kluwer's solid performance in extending the leading positions by successfully transforming the portfolio, growing online and software products, extending into higher-growth adjacent markets, and leveraging global scale in 2009. Furthermore, in the company's transition towards a provider of intelligent solutions and services, the dedicated website, Intelligent Solutions, offers visitors a platform to experience and learn about Wolters Kluwer's latest information-enabled solutions - within the context of megatrends and customer insight - that are tailored to the specific context of professionals.

Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, commented in the Message from the CEO in the Wolters Kluwer 2009 Annual Report: "Customers continued to be the focus for Wolters Kluwer in 2009. Despite a challenging economic climate, the company performed well and improved its financial strength and operating results. Throughout the organization we deepened our relationships with customers and invested in building innovative solutions. As a result, we have weathered the economic recession to emerge a stronger and more resilient company.

"Our strategy for 2010-2012 for Maximizing Value for Customers will leverage our strengths as a company. Our ability to apply our proprietary content, software expertise, and customer insight to develop market-leading products is one of the key areas. At all levels, the company is committed to delivering greater value to our customers. Our organization is well positioned to reach the next level of performance through global collaboration and innovation."

Wolters Kluwer's 2009 Annual Report and the Dutch Jaaroverzicht 2009 are available at ( where the publications can be downloaded and printed as PDF and are available at the company.

Intelligent Solutions

The Intelligent Solutions website ( of Wolters Kluwer is a platform to experience and learn about the company's latest innovative developments. The launch of the site provides an impression of available solutions within the context of megatrends and customer insight tailored to the specific needs of professionals. Wolters Kluwer's strengths, as The Professional's First Choice, enable the creation of information-enabled solutions and networks that help customers deliver tangible results. In the context of macro trends that lead to increased regulation, more compliance complexity, and greater focus on productivity among customers, Wolters Kluwer has the assets and expertise to deliver intelligent solutions that reduce complexity and drive efficiencies for customers.

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer nv will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam. Agenda items include review of the 2009 performance, the dividend proposal of EUR0.66 per ordinary share, and the proposal to reappoint Mr. A. Baan and Mr. S.B. James as a member of the Supervisory Board.

The agenda of the Meeting in English and Dutch as well as other details are available at Print copies of the agenda can be requested via the website or by emailing

2010 Dividend calendar

Ex-dividend quotation           April 23, 2010

Dividend record date            April 27, 2010

Stock dividend ratio date       April 29, 2010 (after the close of trading)

Cash distribution payable       May 4, 2010

ADR Cash distribution payable   May 11, 2010

2010 Calendar

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders   April 21, 2010 (11:00 am CET)

Trading update                           May 12, 2010

Half-year 2010 results                   July 28, 2010

Trading update                           November 3, 2010

Full-year 2010 results                   February 23, 2011

Full overview available at

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 2009 annual revenues of EUR3.4 billion, employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 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.

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Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as "expect," "should," "could," "shall," and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer's businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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