Share Buyback Transaction Details September 28 - October 4, 2017
October 5, 2017 - Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 192,786 of its own ordinary shares in the period from September 28, 2017 up to and including October 4, 2017 for €7.5 million and at an average share price of €39.15.
These share repurchases are part of the three-year share buyback program (2016-2018) originally announced on February 24, 2016. The cumulative number of shares repurchased under this three-year program is as follows:
Share Buyback Program 2016-2018
|Period||Cumulative shares repurchased in period|| Total consideration|
| Average share price|
|2017 To Date||5,937,347||222.7||37.51|
On February 24, 2016, we announced our intention to repurchase up to €600 million in shares over the three-year period 2016-2018, including repurchases to offset share issuance related to incentive programs. On July 28, 2017, we increased this program by an additional €100 million in order to mitigate the earnings dilution expected from two divestments agreed and completed in 2017 (Transport Services and certain U.K. publishing assets). Our intention is to complete €300 million of share repurchases during 2017.
Current share repurchases are made on behalf of Wolters Kluwer by a third party to whom we have given a mandate to buy up to a maximum of €100 million in ordinary shares in the period from July 31, 2017 up to and including October 30, 2017.
Share repurchases are made within the limits of relevant laws and regulations, in particular Regulation (EU) 596/2014) and Wolters Kluwer's Articles of Association. Repurchased shares are added to and held as Treasury shares and will be used for capital reduction purposes or to meet obligations arising from share-based incentive plans.
Further information is available on our website:
- Download the share buyback transactions excel sheet for detailed individual transaction information.
- Weekly reports on the progress of our share repurchases.
- Overview of share buyback programs.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on 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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