Wolters Kluwer issues its 2021 Annual Report Agenda and convocation notice AGM available online

March 9, 2022 Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services, today issued its 2021 Annual Report and 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Overview. The Financial Statements for 2021, as included in the 2021 Annual Report, will be proposed for adoption at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 21, 2022.

The agenda with explanatory notes, and the convocation notice for the AGM are now available at www.wolterskluwer.com/agm. The agenda for the AGM includes the proposal to distribute a total dividend over the 2021 financial year of €1.57 per ordinary share. If approved, this will result in a final dividend of €1.03 per ordinary share. Furthermore, the proposals to appoint Ms. Heleen Kersten as member of the Supervisory Board and re-appoint the auditor of the company are on the agenda. The proposal to adopt the amended remuneration for the members of the Supervisory Board is also on the agenda.

The information for the AGM includes an update of issued share capital on which votes can be cast at the meeting. The AGM will be held in a hybrid format, where shareholders can attend in person or through a webcast, on April 21, 2022.

The 2021 Annual Report, with integrated selected sustainability information, and the 2021 Environmental, Social, and Governance Data Overview, are available in PDF on www.wolterskluwer.com/annual-report. The Wolters Kluwer 2021 Annual Report reflects our key achievements in 2021, and how we delivered upon our 2019-2021 strategy, Accelerating Our Value. It also sets out our 2022-2024 strategy, Elevate our Value, designed to build on the previous plan and strengthen our focus on cloud-based expert solutions.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk, and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. 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 2021 annual revenues of €4.8 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 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 included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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Financial CalendarMarch 9, 2022                Publication of 2021 Annual Report and ESG Data OverviewApril 21, 2022                 Annual General Meeting of ShareholdersApril 25, 2022                 Ex-dividend date: 2021 final dividendApril 26, 2022                 Record date: 2021 final dividendMay 4, 2022                   First-Quarter 2022 Trading UpdateMay 18, 2022                 Payment date: 2021 final dividend ordinary sharesMay 25, 2022                 Payment date: 2021 final dividend ADRsAugust 3, 2022               Half-Year 2022 ResultsAugust 30, 2022             Ex-dividend date: 2022 interim dividendAugust 31, 2022             Record date: 2022 interim dividendSeptember 22, 2022       Payment date: 2022 interim dividendSeptember 29, 2022       Payment date: 2022 interim dividend ADRsNovember 2, 2022          Nine-Month 2022 Trading UpdateFebruary 22, 2023          Full-Year 2022 Results

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Forward-looking statements and other important legal information

This 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; 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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