Financial transaction

Details of the share buyback transaction from July 14 to July 20, 2022

Details of the share buyback transaction from July 14 to July 20, 2022

July 21, 2022 – Wolters Kluwer announces today that it has bought back 119,900 of its own ordinary shares between July 14, 2022 and July 20, 2022 inclusive, for 11.9 million euros and at an average price of 99.04 euros.

These buybacks are part of the share buyback program announced on February 23, 2022, under which we intend to buy back shares up to 600 million euros during the year 2022.

The cumulative amounts bought back to date under this program are as follows:

Share buyback 2022

Period Cumulative shares repurchased during the period Total Consideration
(in millions of euros)
Average share price
(€)
2022 to date 3,636,164 335.6 92.29

For the period from May 5, 2022 to August 1, 2022 inclusive, we have mandated a third party to execute 140 million euros of redemptions on our behalf, within the limits of applicable laws and regulations (in particular Regulation (EU) 596/ 2014) and the articles of association.

Repurchased shares are added and held as treasury shares and will be used for capital reduction purposes or to meet obligations arising from stock incentive plans.

Further information is available on our website:

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions and services for healthcare; taxation and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and the legal and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by delivering expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.

Wolters Kluwer achieved annual sales of €4.8 billion in 2021. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs around 19,800 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.

Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are part of the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the United States (WTKWY).

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This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as “expect”, “should”, “could”, “must” and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions; the conditions of the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behavior of customers, suppliers and competitors; technological development; implementation and operation of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and the legal, tax and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer’s business, as well as the risks associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In addition, financial risks such as currency fluctuations, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity and credit risks could affect future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be considered exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release contains information which must be made public under Regulation (EU) 596/2014.

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