Wolters Kluwer

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Wolters Kluwer N.V.

to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11.00 a.m. in the 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. 2017 Annual Report
    1. Report of the Executive Board for 2017
    2. Explanation Corporate Governance
    3. Report of the Supervisory Board for 2017
    4. Execution of the remuneration policy in 2017
  3. 2017 Financial Statements and dividend
    1. Proposal to adopt the Financial Statements for 2017 as included in the Annual Report for 2017 *
    2. Explanation of dividend policy
    3. Proposal to distribute a total dividend of €0.85 per ordinary share, resulting in a final dividend of €0.65 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 their responsibilities *
    2. Proposal to release the members of the Supervisory Board for their responsibilities *
  5. Proposal to amend the remuneration of the members 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. Proposal to re-appoint the external auditor for a term of four years *
  10. Any other business
  11. 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 2017 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, 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
Those persons will be accepted as entitled to vote and attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM), who, on Thursday, March 22, 2018 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 effecten verkeer), which as at the registration date list the holders of ordinary deposit shares.

Holders of deposit shares will have access to the meeting if they have applied as from Friday, March 23, 2018 and no later than on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 5.30 p.m. (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 via www.abnamro.com/intermediary, no later than Friday, April 13, 2018 at 11:00 am (CET), stating that the shares were registered in the name of the holder thereof 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 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 third parties 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; email: 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 12, 2018 at 5.30 p.m. (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 12, 2018 at 5.30 p.m. (CET) at the latest. This is possible via www.abnamro.com/evoting.


The register designated for the 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 12, 2018 at 5.30 p.m. (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 highwigh A10.

Alphen aan den Rijn, March 7, 2018

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 8 2018


Agenda AGM 2018.pdf