Share Buyback Transaction Details August 9 - 15, 2018
August 16, 2018 - Wolters Kluwer today reports that it has repurchased 231,800 of its own ordinary shares in the period from August 9, 2018 up to and including August 15, 2018 for €12.7 million and at an average share price of €54.59.
These share repurchases are part of the three-year share buyback program (2016-2018) originally announced on February 24, 2016. This program was subsequently expanded to include additional repurchases intended to mitigate dilution caused by non-core divestments made in 2017 and early 2018. This buyback program includes repurchases made to offset annual incentive share issuance.
The cumulative amounts repurchased under this three-year program are now as follows:
Share Buyback Program 2016-2018
|Period||Cumulative shares repurchased in period||
Average share price
|2018 To Date||7,162,596||322.1||44.97|
As of July 30, 2018, we have completed €300 million of buybacks in 2018. We intend to buyback a total of €550 million for the full-year 2018.
For the period starting August 2, 2018, up to and including December 27, 2018, we have engaged third parties to execute €250 million of buybacks on our behalf, within the limits of relevant laws and regulations (in particular Regulation (EU) 596/2014) and the company's Articles of Association. Repurchased shares are added to and held as treasury shares, and will be used for capital reduction purposes or to meet obligations arising from share-based incentive plans.
Further information is available on our website:
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information, software solutions, and services for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
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 program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
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