Share Buyback Transaction Details February 15 - 19, 2018
February 22, 2018 - Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 108,139 of its own ordinary shares in the period from February 15, 2018 up to and including February 19, 2018 for €4.3 million and at an average share price of €39.71.
The third party engagement to repurchase €100 million in shares starting November 2, 2017 up to and including February 19, 2018, has hereby been fulfilled.
These share repurchases are part of the three-year share buyback program (2016-2018) originally announced on February 24, 2016. This buyback program includes repurchases made to offset annual incentive share issuance. The cumulative amounts repurchased under this three-year program are now as follows:
Share Buyback Program 2016-2018
|Period|| Cumulative shares|
repurchased in period
| Total consideration|
| Average share price|
|2018 To Date||1,189,001||50.0||42.05|
As previously stated, we currently intend to execute up to €400 million in share buybacks in 2018, including €200 million intended to mitigate the EPS dilution related to the sale of Corsearch and certain Swedish assets.
On February 21, 2018, we granted a new mandate to a third party to execute €150 million in share repurchases on our behalf in the period from February 23, 2018 up to and including May 7, 2018.
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 is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, 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 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
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 (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
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