Wolters Kluwer

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Convocation notice Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer N.V. to be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11.00 AM CET in Hotel Casa Amsterdam, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, 1097 BC Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In short, the following agenda items are scheduled for this Annual General Meeting:

  1. Opening
  2. 2018 Annual Report
    1. Report of the Executive Board for 2018
    2. Report of the Supervisory Board for 2018
    3. Execution of the remuneration policy in 2018
  3. 2018 Financial Statements and dividend
    1. Proposal to adopt the Financial Statements for 2018 as included in the Annual Report for 2018 *
    2. Explanation of dividend policy
    3. Proposal to distribute a total dividend of €0.98 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €0.64 per ordinary share *
  4. Release of the members of the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board from liability for the exercise of their respective duties
    1. Proposal to release the members of the Executive Board for the exercise of their duties *
    2. Proposal to release the members of the Supervisory Board for the exercise of their duties *
  5. Composition Supervisory Board
    1. Proposal to appoint Mr. Bertrand Bodson as member of the Supervisory Board *
    2. Proposal to appoint Mr. Chris Vogelzang as member of the Supervisory Board *
  6. Proposal to extend the authority of the Executive Board 
    1. to issue shares and/or grant rights to subscribe for shares *
    2. to restrict or exclude statutory pre‐emption rights *
  7. Proposal to authorize the Executive Board to acquire shares in the company *
  8. Proposal to cancel shares *
  9. Any other business
  10. Closing

* Items put on the agenda for voting. The other items are on the agenda for discussion only.

 The agenda and explanatory notes, and the Annual Report for 2018 are available on the company’s website (www.wolterskluwer.com/agm). The aforementioned documents are also available at the offices of the company (Zuidpoolsingel 2, 2408 ZE Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands) and at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (Gustav Mahlerlaan 10 (HQ 7050), 1082 PP Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and will be available at the meeting.

These documents can be collected free of charge at the aforementioned addresses. It is also possible to ask for these documents in writing or by telephone at Wolters Kluwer N.V., Corporate Communications department, P.O. Box 1030, 2400 BA Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands (telephone: +31 (0)172 641 421, e‐mail: info@wolterskluwer.com). 


Record Date
Persons entitled to vote or attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) are those who, on Thursday, March 21,  2019  at  5.30  PM  CET  (Record  Date),  after  all  additions  and  deductions  at  that  date  have  been processed, have those rights and are registered as such in one of the registers designated by the Executive Board and who have also been registered for the AGM in the manner described below.


The  register  and  sub‐registers  designated  for  holders  of  deposit  shares  are  the  records  of  the intermediaries as referred to in the Securities Transactions Act (Wet giraal effectenverkeer), which lists the holders of ordinary deposit shares on the Record Date.

Holders of deposit shares will have access to the meeting if they have applied as from Friday, March 22, 2019 and no later than on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5.30 PM CET via www.abnamro.com/evoting or via the intermediary in whose records they are listed as holders of ordinary deposit shares, with ABN AMRO Bank N.V. (ABN AMRO). In all circumstances, the intermediary will need to issue a statement to ABN AMRO via www.abnamro.com/intermediary, no later than Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11.00 AM CET, which includes the  number  of  deposit  shares  held and  registered  for  registration  by  the  relevant  shareholder  on  the Record  Date.  In  addition,  the  intermediaries  are  requested  to  include  the  full  address  details  of  the relevant ultimate beneficial holders in order to be able to verify the shareholding on the Record Date in an efficient manner.

Admission to the meeting
Holders  of  deposit  shares  who  have  timely  applied  for  attending  the  meeting  will  receive  a  proof  of registration by e‐mail or mail. The proof of registration will serve as proof of admission to the meeting.

Granting of proxy 
Holders  of  deposit  shares,  who  wish  to  grant  a  proxy  to  each  civil  law  notary  of  Allen  &  Overy  LLP, Amsterdam  office,  each  of  them  severally  (Notary),  or  wish  to  authorize  a  third  party  to  attend  the meeting on their behalves, may do so in the manner described below, provided that they have applied for the meeting in time in the manner described above.

Written proxy to the Notary or a third party
A form for a written proxy to a third party or the Notary is available on the website of Wolters Kluwer (www.wolterskluwer.com/agm) or can be asked for at ABN AMRO (telephone: +31 (0)20 344 2000 or by e‐mail: corporate.broking@nl.abnamro.com). The completed proxy  forms must be sent to ABN AMRO, either by mail  (ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Department Corporate Broking, HQ7050, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082  PP  Amsterdam,  the  Netherlands),  by  fax  (+31  (0)20  628  8481),  or  by  e‐mail (corporate.broking@nl.abnamro.com)  and  must  be  in  the  possession  of  ABN  AMRO  at  the  latest  on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5.30 PM CET.

Electronic proxy to the Notary
Holders of deposit shares may grant an electronic proxy including a voting instruction to the Notary until Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5.30 PM CET at the latest. This is possible via www.abnamro.com/evoting.


The register designated for registered shareholders is the shareholders' register of Wolters Kluwer N.V., kept by the company, which as at the Record Date lists the registered shareholders. 

Application and granting of proxy
The  company  will  send  the  registered  shareholders  an  application  form  with  explanatory  notes.  The written application has to be in the possession of the company at the latest on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5.30 PM CET. It is also possible to register via www.abnamro.com/evoting. Registered shareholders, who wish  to authorize a  third party  to attend  the meeting on  their behalf, can do so by means of  the application form and must state such third party’s details on the form. 

Please note that Hotel Casa is conveniently situated nearby public transport (Amsterdam Amstel Station) and highway A10.

Alphen aan den Rijn, March 6, 2019
Executive Board
Wolters Kluwer N.V.


Wolters Kluwer N.V.
P.O. Box 1030
2400 BA Alphen aan den Rijn
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)172 641 421
Fax: +31 (0)172 474 889
e‐mail: info@wolterskluwer.com
web: www.wolterskluwer.com 

Message details

Sub-group Equities
Issuer Wolters Kluwer
Category Meeting
ISIN NL0000395903
Symbol WKL
Securities name Ordinary shares
Publication date March 6 2019


Wolters Kluwer Agenda AGM 2019.pdf
CV Bertrand Bodson AGM 2019.pdf
CV Chris Vogelzang AGM 2019.pdf