Wolters Kluwer 2024 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders adopts all resolutions

Shareholders approve a total dividend of €2.08 per ordinary share

Alphen aan den Rijn – May 8, 2024 – Wolters Kluwer (Euronext: WKL), a global leader of professional information, software solutions, and services, announces that all resolutions were adopted as proposed at today’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM).

Composition Supervisory BoardDavid Sides has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Wolters Kluwer for a term of four years. Mr. Sides is President and CEO of NextGen Healthcare, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions focused on ambulatory care. Sophie Vandebroek has been reappointed as a member of the Supervisory Board for a second term of four years, and Jack de Kreij has been reappointed for a two-year term. Jeanette Horan, whose second four-year term expired after the AGM, regretfully has informed Wolters Kluwer that she is not available for reappointment. Heleen Kersten will succeed her as co-Chair of the Selection and Remuneration Committee. The Supervisory Board is conducting a search for a new candidate to replace Ms. Horan, to bring the number in line with the profile.

2023 Financial Statements and Dividend The AGM adopted the 2023 financial statements as included in the 2023 Annual Report and approved a total dividend of €2.08 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €1.36 per ordinary share, payable in June 2024. The cash dividend will be paid net of 15% dividend withholding tax where applicable. 

RemunerationThe Remuneration Report was approved by shareholders in an advisory vote. The Supervisory Board remuneration policy and the proposal to amend the Supervisory Board remuneration were adopted.

Other AGM resolutions All other AGM voting items on the agenda were adopted. This includes the resolutions to release the members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board from liability for the exercise of their respective duties, and the extension of the authority of the Executive Board to issue shares, to acquire shares in the company, and to cancel shares, as well as an amendment of the Articles of Association.

Shareholders represented Wolters Kluwer shareholders were represented in person, by proxy voting, or by voting instruction, representing a total of 78.71% of the total issued share capital entitled to vote.  

Detailed voting results by agenda item will be available on our at shortly. 


About Wolters KluwerWolters Kluwer (EURONEXT: WKL) is a global leader in information, software solutions and services for professionals in healthcare; tax and accounting; financial and corporate compliance; legal and regulatory; corporate performance and ESG. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer reported 2023 annual revenues of €5.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 21,400 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. 

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Financial Calendar

May 8, 2024 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
May 10, 2024 Ex-dividend date: 2023 final dividend
May 13, 2024 Record date: 2023 final dividend
June 4, 2024 Payment date: 2023 final dividend, ordinary shares
June 11, 2024 Payment date: 2023 final dividend ADRs
July 31, 2024 Half-Year 2024 Results
August 27, 2024 Ex-dividend date: 2024 interim dividend
August 28, 2024 Record date: 2024 interim dividend
September 19, 2024 Payment date: 2024 interim dividend
September 26, 2024 Payment date: 2024 interim dividend ADRs
October 30, 2024 Nine-Month 2024 Trading Update
February 26, 2025 Full-Year 2024 Results
March 12, 2025 Publication of 2024 Annual Report
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Forward-looking Statements and Other Important Legal InformationThis report 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; conditions created by any pandemics; 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.

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