Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands, May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services , announced today that it has successfully launched and priced a new ten year €400 million Eurobond. The bonds have been priced at an issue price of 99.164 per cent and will carry an annual coupon of 2.500 per cent. Settlement date has been set at May 12, 2014. The bonds were placed with a broad range of institutional investors across Europe.
The senior, unsecured bonds will mature on May 13, 2024. The net proceeds of the bonds will be used to refinance existing debt and for general corporate purposes.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and ING acted as joint lead managers for this issue. The bonds will be listed on the Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
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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