Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Expands European Online Software Solutions with Acquisition of Twinfield

6/14/2011, 9:01 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
SaaS-based Solutions Advance Software Offerings

Riverwoods, IL. (June 14, 2011) - Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting today
announced the acquisition of Twinfield, a Dutch-based pioneer and market leader
in online accounting software, serving professionals in the Netherlands, UK and
Scandinavia. Through this acquisition, Wolters Kluwer expands and complements
its existing offering of advanced software solutions for accountants and finance
professionals in SMEs in all the western European markets it serves. Twinfield
will become part of the European activities of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting,
the global market leader in tax, accounting and audit solutions and services.

With more than 80,000 administrations managed online via Twinfield software, it
is an undisputed leader in online, SaaS-based collaborative accounting solutions
in Europe. The acquisition further advances Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting's
strategy to expand its offering of software solutions that contribute to the
productivity of accountants and SMEs in Europe. It also responds to the growing
demand for 'Software as a Service' (SaaS), applications, enabling Wolters Kluwer
to further build out its SaaS business model to meet customer demand.

"Through continuous investment and innovation, Wolters Kluwer has advanced its
position as the European market leader in information and software solutions for
finance professionals and SMEs," says Henri Van Engelen, Managing Director of
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting Europe. "This acquisition strategically expands
our offering of state-of-the-art accounting software solutions. It also uniquely
positions us as the only provider today capable of offering both information and
software solutions to accountants and SMEs in the Dutch market."

"We are very pleased to be joining Wolters Kluwer. This acquisition allows
Twinfield to remain focused on our core competency: offering accountants and
finance professionals in SMEs the best online accounting solution. At the same
time, with Wolters Kluwer's global reach and commitment, we can further
strengthen and expand the Twinfield product offerings and SaaS delivery," said
André Kwakernaat, founder of Twinfield.

Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed. Twinfield was founded in
2000. The company's head office is in the Netherlands and it has two branches in
the United Kingdom and the Ukraine. Twinfield has 75 employees.

About Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a division ofWolters Kluwer, is the global
leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and
services. Tax, accounting, and audit professionals who serve as trusted advisors
to clients and businesses worldwide rely on authoritative content and integrated
workflow solutions from global leader Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. Wolters
Kluwer had 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion, employs approximately 19,000
people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, Asia
Pacific, and Latin America, serving customers globally. Wolters Kluwer is
headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on
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