ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, Netherlands, April 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At today's Annual General Meeting (AGM), shareholders of Wolters Kluwer adopted the company's 2013 financial statements and approved the dividend increase to €0.70 per ordinary share. Ms. Rima Qureshi was appointed as new member of Wolters Kluwer's Supervisory Board. Shareholders adopted all voting items on the agenda.
The shareholders of Wolters Kluwer were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction, representing a total of 71.22% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote. The adopted voting items on the agenda included:
- The appointment of Ms. Rima Qureshi as new member of Wolters Kluwer's Supervisory Board, effective April 23, 2014. Ms. Qureshi (Canadian, 1965) is Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects and Chairman of Region Northern Europe, Russia & Central Asia of Ericsson Group and Member (non-executive) of the Board of Directors of MasterCard Inc. Ms. Qureshi has broad international management experience including deep operating experience in transforming technology-based companies.
- The adoption of the 2013 financial statements and the distribution of a dividend of €0.70 per ordinary share, in line with the company's progressive dividend policy.
- The appointment of Deloitte Accountants B.V., member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, as external auditor for the financial reporting years 2015 up to and including 2018.
Details on the agenda items are available on the company's website www.wolterskluwer.com.
|2013 Dividend Calendar|
|25 April, 2014||Ex-dividend date|
|29 April, 2014||Dividend record date|
|13 May, 2014||Dividend payment date|
|20 May, 2014||ADR Dividend payment date|
|7 May, 2014||2014 First-Quarter Trading Update|
|30 July, 2014||2014 Half-Year Results|
|5 November, 2014||2014 Third-Quarter Trading Update|
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global leader in professional information services. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's market 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 reported 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 150 countries, and employs over 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
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This report 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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