Wolters Kluwer Completes Application for Global Top Level Domain of '.wolterskluwer'

6/12/2012, 2:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Enhancing User Experience and Reinforcing Global Brand Awareness

Alphen aan den Rijn (June 12, 2012) - Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, announced today that it has successfully completed its application for the new global Top Level Domain (gTLD) of '.wolterskluwer' with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).Wolters Kluwer will be among the very first global players to manage its own .company domain name registry. Professional customers working in an ever complex informational context will derive a greatly enhanced user experience from the new gTLD '.wolterskluwer'.

Among the key objectives of adopting the gTLD '.wolterskluwer' registry are to give Wolters Kluwer a further platform for innovation, crucial in meeting customer needs in the online and mobile age. This is in line with the company's focus on transforming its portfolio towards higher value electronic products and digital delivery. The new '.wolterskluwer' registry will benefit customers because it will be a location that will further support the delivery of the rich set of Wolters Kluwer's products and services under the main corporate brand and also serve as a source of authentic, accessible information about the company.

"In a fast changing technical landscape, mobile devices are becoming the most common web access device and mobile device adoption by professionals in daily work life is accelerating," Jack Lynch, member of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer and in charge of the technology development of the company, commented. "We want to ensure that our customers can get what they want on any device anywhere, and the new domain name will potentially give a one-point easy access to all our information services and software solutions. Next to our existing customer facing platforms, our assets will over time become accessible through the global '.wolterskluwer' domain."

The adoption of the new gTLD '.wolterskluwer' will also reinforce the global brand, Wolters Kluwer, providing the company with comprehensive governance over its technological infrastructure, and offer external and internal stakeholders a forward-looking, stable, and secure foundation for online communication. It will also strengthen the security of the company's intellectual property rights by protecting its name and brand at the top level of the domain name system, building consistent recognition among customers.

The '.wolterskluwer' registry will be processed in conformity with the European Union's Data Protection regulations together with any other applicable data protection requirements.

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 had 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on 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
Meg Geldens/Jon Teppo
+31 (0)172 641 407ir@wolterskluwer.com

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