2013-02-11 14:03:08 -
New role to enhance technological innovation and integration across Wolters
Kluwer's products worldwide
Alphen aan den Rijn (February 11, 2013) - Information services company Wolters
Kluwer has appointed Jaco Zijlstra to the newly-created role of Head of Global
Product Development. This will enhance technological innovation and integration
across Wolters Kluwer products, software and services worldwide, enabling the
creation of even more sophisticated solutions for customers.
Jaco Zijlstra (1962) is a seasoned leader in electronic product development and
management, with deep expertise in the strategic balancing of various product
formats such as digital and services. His two-decade career in the global
information industry includes more than ten years at Elsevier, where his work in
the Netherlands, Singapore and the US included leading development of research
workflow tools and scientific databases. Most recently, he was
director of e-
strategy and member of the management team at Noordhoff Uitgevers. Mr. Zijlstra
has an MBA in business informatics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Global Product Development is part of Wolters Kluwer's Global Platform
Organization, which creates the technology platforms - from content management
systems and portals to products for mobile devices - upon which the company's
solutions run. Technological innovation is a key component of Wolters Kluwer's
business strategy: online products, software and services generate 75% of its
"As our customers become increasingly global, we are applying our
technologically sophisticated products and platforms across geographies and
markets to create truly global product lines. Jaco's appointment to this new
role will enhance technological integration across Wolters Kluwer's product
portfolio worldwide," said Dennis Cahill, Executive Vice President Online
Services, Wolters Kluwer Global Platform Organization.
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company.
Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit,
risk, compliance and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's leading information-
enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently,
deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion. The group employs
over 18,500 people worldwide and maintains operations in over 40 countries
across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America. The company is
headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Wolters Kluwer shares are
listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: WKL) and are included in the AEX and
Euronext 100 indices.
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qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and
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conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged;
behavior of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments;
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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
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obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Ingrid Geerbex Meg Geldens
Communications Manager Investor Relations
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