Wolters Kluwer Determination of 2011 Stock Dividend Ratio

5/11/2012, 6:35 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Alphen aan den Rijn (May 11, 2012) - Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, announced today the determination of the stock ratio of the dividend for 2011 as approved by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on April 25, 2012.

Wolters Kluwer announced that the cash or stock distribution has been fixed as follows:

  • €0.68 in cash

or

  • for every 19 ordinary shares (of par €0.12) one new ordinary share (of par €0.12) to be charged to the share premium reserve or if so desired to the other reserves.

The stock dividend ratio has been determined on the basis of the volume weighted average share price of Wolters Kluwer nv during the period from May 7 up to and including May 11, 2012. The cash distribution will be payable and the shares will be delivered as per May 15, 2012.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's 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 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion. The group employs over 18,500 people worldwide and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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Forward-looking Statements
This press release 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.

Contact: Media
Caroline Wouters
+ 31 (0)172 641 459
press@wolterskluwer.com
Investors/Analysts
Meg Geldens/Jon Teppo
+31 (0)172 641 407
ir@wolterskluwer.com




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