2013-03-22 10:32:56 -
Alphen aan den Rijn (March 22, 2013) - Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in
professional information services, today announced that, it has exercised its
call option and will repay all of the outstanding €225 Million Perpetual
Cumulative Subordinated Bonds (issued in 2001).
Following the settlement of its new ten year €700 million Eurobond with a coupon
of 2.875 per cent, the company will repay all of the outstanding €225 Million
Perpetual Cumulative Subordinated Bonds (issued in 2001) with a coupon of 6.875
per cent. The nominal principal amount of the bonds will be repaid together with
all accrued interest on May 14, 2013, after which the bonds will be cancelled.
Therefore, the listing of these bonds on Euronext Amsterdam will be terminated
as of May 14, 2013.
About Wolters Kluwer
is a leading global information services and solutions company.
It provides information, software, and services that help legal, tax, finance,
and healthcare professionals make their most critical decisions effectively and
with confidence. Customers depend on Wolters Kluwer services and solutions to
successfully move through the complex layers of data and regulation that define
modern business and government.
Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion. The group employs over
19,000 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
quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (symbol: WKL) and are included in the AEX and
Euronext 100 indices.
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This press release 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.
Contact: Media Investors/Analysts
Caroline Wouters Meg Geldens
+ 31 (0)172 641 459 + 31 (0)172 641 407
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